The 2019 CARE Awards Finalists have been  announced and the Gold winners will be revealed this week at the CARE Awards gala on Saturday, Sept 21 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

They represent Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcasing the finest new homes and renovations.

These outstanding projects proudly highlight 28 years of setting the gold standard for residential construction since the CARE Awards were established in 1991.

Finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency.

The public voted for their favourite during the People’s Choice Award contest chosen from Finalist photos displayed at Hillside Centre and online at

Now the waiting is over and the celebrations can begin this weekend!

Planning a new home or renovation? Visit and submit an Expression of Interest to our members. Perhaps your project will become a 2020 CARE Awards winner!

VRBA appreciates the generous support of our 2019 CARE Awards Sponsors:

Gold: BC Housing; BCCA Employee Benefit Trust; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties; National Home Warranty/Aviva; Slegg Building Materials; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Victoria Real Estate Board

Silver: Coastal Community Credit Union; Trail Appliances

Media: CFAX 1070/CTV; Times Colonist

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