Nanaimo SPCA building. (News Bulletin file)

Finalists announced for Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s commercial building awards

Awards will be given out Thursday (April 20) at Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion Inn

The judges have made their decisions and the winners of the 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards will be unveiled Thursday (April 20) at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

More than 50 projects were eligible this year for the awards, which celebrate the best in commercial, community and industrial buildings north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island and which were completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.

The 2016 Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Overall Entry was the Blue Grouse Winery building in Duncan.

Finalists are, by community:

Campbell River: Evergreen Senior’s Housing Phase 3; Mariner’s Landing.

Comox Valley: Greaves Crescent Custom Restoration Shop; City of Courtenay Fire Training Facility; Mayorsthorne Lane; The Ambleside Phase I; and Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church.

Duncan/Cowichan Valley: Galaxy Motors; Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.

Nanaimo: Cassidy Country Kitchen (Cassidy); BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Community Animal Centre; BCAA Auto Service Centre; Dickinson Crossing Restoration; Dover Ridge; JRE Hardware Inc. Building; K.D. Beausoleil & Company office; Pacific Station Townhomes Phase One; St. Paul’s Centre for Ministry and Community Service; Timberwood Trail; Tulsa Views; Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill Offices; Quality Foods Northridge; Stirling Heights.

Parksville: Chinook Scaffold Warehouse; Guy Garages.

Lasqueti Island: Judith Fisher Centre.

Port Alberni: The Thunderbird; Port Alberni Friendship Centre.

Tickets for the awards are $125 and are available at

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