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.
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
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.
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.
Flooding near Sicamous BC in June 2012 affected local people, homes, businesses and infrastructure. (Photo (edited): Emergency Info BC on Flickr)
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.
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.
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 built Imouto, a non-profit housing development created from shipping containers, in Vancouver's downtown eastside. (Photo: Atira)
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.
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.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Land Awards.