Announcing: 2014 Land Awards Finalists

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. This year, the selection committee chose nine projects to be recognized in three sector categories.

A special committee also recognized Gary Runka, first manager of the BC Land Comission (later to become the Agricultural Land Reserve), as the 2014 Land Champion, recognizing his outstanding contribution to land use in BC over his five-decade long career. This is the first time in the history of the Land Awards that the Land Champion award will be presented posthumously; Mr. Runka passed away in 2013. Read more about the 2014 Land Champion.

Private Sector Finalists

  • Organic Land Care Programs - Gaia College
  • Sustainability Strategy in the Kootenays - Teck Resources Limited

Public Sector Finalists

  • Agricultural Land Use Inventory Program - BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • Baikie Island Restoration - City of Campbell River
  • Duteau Creek Watershed Assessment Response Plan - Greater Vernon Water Utility
  • Farmland Access for Food Security - Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, UBC

Non-profit Sector Finalists

  • Kettle on Burrard - The Kettle Friendship Society
  • Landscape Training and Accreditation for Local Governments - Society for Organic Urban Land Care
  • The Station - Cowichan Green Community Society


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