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April 16th, 2012
PARKSVILLE - The 5th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards are like the Oscars for Commercial Buildings. To continue with the analogy, the Vancouver Island Visitors Centre in Courtenay received the Best Picture Oscar April 12. The landmark gateway building which welcomes visitors to the Comox Valley captured the Judge's Choice Award for best overall entry, as well as the Excellence Award for the Institutional category before a packed house at the gala award ceremony held at The Beach Club Resort in Parksville.

The Judge's Choice Award was the highlight of an evening that celebrated a record 41 nominations for the coveted awards, nominees located in communities across Vancouver Island north of the Malahat. RE/MAX Commercial was the Title Sponsor of the event, with Gold Sponsors Coastal Community Credit Union, Fortis BC and Colliers International. Category sponsors were Canadian Western Bank, the Royal Bank of Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Excellence Award winners were announced in the following categories:

- Hustwick Place of Parksville (Mixed Use)
- Widsten Block of Nanaimo (Office Reno)
- 755 Terminal Avenue of Nanaimo (Heritage Reno)
- Courtenay City Hall (Institutional Reno)
- Port Place Mall of Nanaimo (Retail Reno)
- Hornby Island Waste Management Centre of Hornby Island (Industrial)
- City Tile of Nanaimo (Industrial Reno)
- Vancouver Island University - Cowichan Campus (Education)
- Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal Building of Nanaimo (Office)
- Stone's Throw Building 1 of Parksville (Multi Family)
- The Sabbatical of Ucluelet (Hospitality) and
- Green Rock Industrial Subdivision of Nanaimo (Community Enhancement)

Awards of Merit went to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Port Alberni (Institutional Reno), Dolly's Home Hardware of Qualicum Beach (Retail Reno), 2960 Moray Avenue of Courtenay (Industrial), 2350 Dorman Road (Sonoco Warehouse) of Nanaimo (Industrial Reno), Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Centre and Campbell River Airport Expansion (Institutional), Ecole Mer-et-montagne of Campbell River (Education), 3721 Shenton Road in Nanaimo (Office), Piercy Creek of Courtenay (Multi Family), Port Place Mall Building C, TD Bank of Nanaimo (Retail), and NIC Gathering Place in Campbell River (Community Enhancement).

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