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Finalists Announced for the 2022 Land Awards

BC leaders in sustainable, equitable and socially just land use and real estate will be honoured June 9.

Real Estate Foundation of BC 4 May

Twenty-one projects leading the way in sustainable, equitable and socially just land use and real estate are finalists for the 2022 Land Awards.

Established in 2010, the biennial awards program celebrates big ideas and bold leadership in these fields across B.C.

“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 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 Land Awards Gala in New West, taking 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.

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 (35 and under) who has demonstrated early successes and the capacity to achieve wider change.

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.

“By sharing successes from across B.C., we hope to build bridges and inspire lasting change,” says Gifford.

The 2022 Land Award finalists are listed below.

Land Use and Conservation

Built Environment

Fresh Water

Food Lands

Real Estate

Learn more at the Land Awards website.  [Tyee]

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