Commercial buildings applauded

Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board Commercial Zone’s Commercial Building Awards handed out Thursday.

An enthusiastic crowd celebrated the winners of the third annual Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board Commercial Zone’s Commercial Building Awards handed out last Thursday at the Hotel Eldorado.

The gala event highlighted the best in commercial building for  OMREB’s jurisdiction, from Peachland to Revelstoke, celebrating projects completed between Jan. 1, 2010, and Sept. 1, 2011.

“The awards recognize the unique variety of quality commercial, industrial and investment real estate developments throughout the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board,” said Gary Bowker of OMREB’s Commercial Zone executive and the 2011 awards committee chair.

“We see the event as a great opportunity to raise awareness of the new real estate projects that enhance our communities through their design.”

There were eightcategories represented at the 2011 event sponsored by FortisBC, ReMax Commercial and Business Examiner Okanagan.

A ‘Judge’s Choice’ award for best of show was also be chosen by the adjudicators.

“The judges had a very difficult time making up their minds on the award winners, as there were a wide variety of buildings from throughout the region with many different styles and unique aspects about them,” Bowker noted.

“It speaks to the creativity we have in the Okanagan and Shuswap, particularly when it comes to commercial buildings.”

The 2011 winners of Commercial Building Awards were:

• Commercial: Big “O” Tires Building, 1900 Old Okanagan Highway, West Kelowna

• Commercial Retail: Kettle Valley Village Building, 5315 Main St., Kelowna

• Community Institutional: Tutt Street Place: Now Canada, 2970 Tutt St., Kelowna

• Community Senior’s Housing: Society of Hope’s Apple Valley Senior’s Housing, 2055 Benvoulin Crt., Kelowna

• Industrial: Gienow Windows Building, 876 McCurdy Pl., Kelowna

• Mixed Use (Multi-Family and Retail): 550 West Ave., Kelowna

•Renovation, Existing Building: Laurel Packing House Restoration Project, 1304 Ellis St., Kelowna

• Green: Willowbridge, 330 Boyce Cres., Kelowna

• Judge’s Choice: 550 West Ave., Kelowna


Just Posted

Kelowna families honour the dead by releasing butterflies

The Nicholson matriarchs release 33 butterflies

Carr’s Landing Art Tour showcases local talent

14th annual tour in Lake Country July 28-29 and Aug. 4-5

The Okanagan Croatian Club all smiles after World Cup loss

They say winning second place brought Croatia to the world stage

East Shuswap Road wildfire’s fire line being controlled

Firefighters saved an eagle’s nest and eaglets while controlling fire lines

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Course veterans seize victory in Peach City Classic

The first place titles in this year’s triathlon belonged to returning competitors.

Vernon writers launch online workshop for teens, young adults

Storymakers’ Raise Your Voice workshop seeks to help women writers uncover and use voice

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

Your reviews: John Fogerty rocks the South Okanagan

Photos and reviews from fans in Penticton at John Fogerty’s concert in the SOEC

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Most Read