Finalists

The Real Estate Foundation thanks all the nominees for their excellent work in support of more sustainable land use across the province. The judges selected nine finalist projects initiated by non-profit, private, and public sector organizations to be profiled at the gala. The winner in each category (in bold, below) was announced from the podium. The 2011 finalists were as follows. For short summaries of their projects, click here.

Land Champion

Mark Angelo
The Real Estate Foundation of BC is pleased to announce that Mark Angelo is the recipient of the 2011 Land Champion Award. Internationally renowned river conservationist, speaker, paddler, teacher and writer, Mark is the Chair of the Rivers Institute at BCIT and the founder and Chair of both BC and World Rivers Day. He is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of BC, and the United Nations Stewardship Award in recognition of his river conservation efforts both at home and abroad.
Non-Profit Sector

Winner: Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project - Nature Conservancy of Canada

  • Apple Valley Seniors' Housing - Society of HOPE
  • Creating an Edible Neighbourhood - Cowichan Green Community Society
  • The Station Street Community - PHS Community Services Society
Private Sector

Winner: River District - ParkLane Homes

  • Abbotsford Harmony Flex Housing Project - Van Maren Construction Group
Public Sector

Winner: Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future - Metro Vancouver

  • 2011-2015 Islands Trust Fund Regional Conservation Plan - Islands Trust Fund
  • Surrey Ecosystem Management Study - City of Surrey