Sockeye salmon in the Penticton channel. Photo: David Hendrickson

Oct 29, 2014

Sockeye Spotting in the Okanagan

Imagine returning from a trip to Japan, crossing over to Alaska, passing down to Portland, and then swimming 900 kilometres up the Columbia River, jumping over nine dams, and finally arriving in Penticton on the edge of Lake Okanagan.

Oct 18, 2014

2014 Land Awards Recap

Oct 18, 2014

2014 Land Awards Recap

The fifth annual Land Awards Gala was held on October 17, 2014 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. The inspiring and entertaining evening, hosted once again by MC David Beers, included a keynote speech from CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge, and presentation of four Land Awards.

1223 residents in Metro Vancouver participated in the residential survey. Photo: City of Surrey, Picture BC

Oct 18, 2014

New Study Shows Metro Vancouver Residents Want Walkable Neighbourhoods

A report funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC found that Metro Vancouver residents strongly prefer living in neighbourhoods where they can walk to shops, restaurants and public recreation areas.

Blueberry farm in Mission, BC (Photo: Picture BC)

Blueberry farm in Mission. (Photo: Picture BC)

Sep 29, 2014

BC Public Opinion Study Shows Strong Support for Local Farmland

The Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation have released the results of a public opinion study on attitudes toward agriculture and food in BC.

tractor in delta farmland

Agriculture in Delta. Photo: Picture BC

Sep 24, 2014

September Grants Approved

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved ten grants at the September grants meeting, totalling $757,448. Read more about the projects.

Flooding near Sicamous, BC (Photo: Emergency Info BC on Flickr)

Flooding near Sicamous BC in June 2012 affected local people, homes, businesses and infrastructure. (Photo (edited): Emergency Info BC on Flickr)

Sep 23, 2014

Steps Toward a National Floodplain Management Framework

In recent years, BC has witnessed flooding events in locations as diverse as Bella Coola, Duncan, Stewart and Pine Pass. Most flood hazard maps, and maps produced under the federal-provincial Floodplain Mapping Program, were produced in 2004 or earlier and have not been maintained or updated.

Solar power demonstration site, Hazelton BC

Cynthia McCreery, Operations Director at Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, with Leanne Sexsmith and Kelly Lerigny at the Storytellers Foundation solar demonstration site in Hazelton, a project was funded by the Real Estate Foundation.

Sep 19, 2014

On the Ground in Northwest BC

This summer, Grants Manager Leanne Sexsmith joined CEO Jack Wong and board member Kelly Lerigny for a few days of being "on the ground" with non-profits and governments in BC's Northwest.

Atira Women's Resource Society's Imouto container housing project, Vancouver BC

Atira Women's Resource Society built Imouto, a non-profit housing development created from shipping containers, in Vancouver's downtown eastside. (Photo: Atira)

Sep 08, 2014

Leading BC Research: Alternative Sources of Capital for Affordable Housing

Findings from a joint Real Estate Foundation of BC and BC Housing project profiling research on alternative sources of capital were featured at an international conference in September. The reports are available here.

REFBC and ALC meeting

Agricultural Land Commission personnel met with the Foundation's Sustainable Food Systems Working Group in August.

Sep 05, 2014

Connecting to Local Food

There's a lot more to being a grantmaker than just giving away money.

The awards will be presented at the Land Awards Gala on October 17, 2014 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. Tickets are on sale now.

Jul 09, 2014

Announcing: 2014 Land Awards Finalists

The Real Estate Foundation of BC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Land Awards.

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