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BC leaders in sustainable and equitable land use and real estate to be honoured on June 9
VANCOUVER, BC / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH and TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES, May 4, 2022 – Twenty-one projects leading the way in sustainable, equitable, and socially just land use and real estate are finalists for the 2022 Land Awards.
The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) will reveal the winners in five project categories, as well as the recipients of the Land Champion and Emerging Leader awards, on June 9 at the 2022 Land Awards Gala in New Westminster.
Established in 2010, the biennial awards program celebrates big ideas and bold leadership in sustainable, equitable, and socially just land use and real estate practices across BC.
“We’re looking forward to honouring outstanding leaders and projects that are demonstrating how we can protect the lands and waters we love, and create resilient and inclusive communities,” said Mark Gifford, CEO of REFBC. “By sharing successes from across BC, we hope to build bridges and inspire lasting change.”
The 2022 Land Award finalists are listed below, by project category.
Project award nominations were judged by volunteer committees of subject matter experts. The judges considered the creativity, impact, collaboration, engagement, and future of each project.
The Land Champion and the Emerging Leader award winners were selected by a panel of past chairs of REFBC’s Board of Governors. The Land Champion Award recognizes an individual for making exemplary contributions, over time, to protecting land and water and strengthening communities. The Emerging Leader Award goes to a young person (age 35 and under) who has demonstrated early successes and the capacity to achieve wider change.
The Land Awards Gala will take place at the Anvil Centre. Special guests include Shawna Davis, author and illustrator of Majagalee: The Language of Seasons, and Elliott Slinn, poet laureate for the City of New Westminster.
Learn more: landawards.com
The Real Estate Foundation of BC is a philanthropic organization working to support land use and real estate practices that contribute to a healthy environment and thriving, resilient, liveable communities. We do this by funding projects, connecting people, and sharing knowledge. refbc.com
For further information: Stephen Hui, Communications Manager, Real Estate Foundation of BC, [email protected], 778-357-1423
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