Announcing the 2018 Land Award finalists

The Real Estate Foundation of BC is hosting their seventh Land Awards Gala (held every two years) on October 11, 2018, at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, BC. It is the only event of its kind in BC. The awards celebrate big ideas and bold leadership in land use, real estate, and sustainability.

You can watch the video recap of the 2016 Land Awards Gala here.

Here are the Land Awards Finalists for this year:

Built Environment

  • Olivia Skye (Atira Development Society)
  • BC’s Affordable Housing Plan (BC Non-Profit Housing Association)
  • BC Energy Step Code (Energy Step Code Council)
  • Nuutsumuut Lelum (Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre)

Fresh Water and Food Systems

  • Young Agrarians Land Matching Program (FarmFolk CityFolk)
  • Southwest BC Food System Design Project (Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • POLIS Water Sustainability Project (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria)

Land Use and Conservation

  • BC First Nations Land Use Planning Handbook (Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council)
  • Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (Brooke and Associates, Smart Prosperity Institute, David Suzuki Foundation, and the Town of Gibsons)
  • Embracing Our Potential (Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association)

Winners will be announced at the gala. Read more about the finalists at

Event Details:

  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (Vancouver, BC)
  • Hosts: Erica Sigurdson (stand-up comedian, CBC Radio guest, writer) and Renu Bakshi (communicator and journalist)
  • Tickets are $185 or $105 and include the following:
    • A cocktail reception with music by Van Django
    • A plant-forward three-course dinner with wine
    • catered by Savoury Chef
    • An after-party with music and games; Valet parking

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.