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West Coast Living At Its Finest

This column appears in Wednesday’s Times Colonist.  

The 2014 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. See the Finalists posted in the Times Colonist here.

These beautifully crafted homes, kitchens, bathrooms and more demonstrate West Coast living at its finest.

Creative design, natural materials, and sustainable building practices create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. Consumers and contractors alike will enjoy these outstanding projects.

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 Gold winners will be announced at the CARE Awards gala on Friday, September 26, Fairmont Empress Hotel.

The public will select the winner of the People’s Choice Award from Finalist photos displayed at Tillicum Centre from August 25 – September 7, and online at until Sept 14.

Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort,, 2002 CARE Awards Project of the Year.

The Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards were created in 1991 to recognize the leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction.

If you are considering a new home or renovation, visit and submit an Expression of Interest to our members. Perhaps your project will become a CARE Awards winner!

VRBA appreciates the support of these 2014 CARE Awards Sponsors:

GOLD:        Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; McLaren Properties Ltd.; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada

SILVER:   National Home Warranty Group Inc.; Victoria Real Estate Board

MEDIA:    CTV; Shaw Communications; Times Colonist; Western Living Magazine

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