October 30th, 2012
A Vancouver Island project was one of the winners of the 2012 Land Awards organized each year by the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC). The Land Awards recognize initiatives that showcase leadership, innovation, and collaboration in sustainable land use in British Columbia. The awards are broken into four sectors: non-profit, private, public, and individual. The Ty-Histanis Neighbourhood Development located near Tofino was the winner in the Public Sector category. A community development of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the project involved the development of a new and environmentally sustainable community on 84 hectares of land transferred by the Federal Government from Pacific Rim National Park. The new community is a supplement to the Band’s existing outdated and overcrowded community site. The REFBC Land Awards celebrate and honour the non-profit organizations, private companies, and government bodies behind the initiatives as well as highlighting the dynamic, forward-thinking people who make it all happen – in other words the leaders who are creating more resilient, healthy communities and natural environments, and making BC a great place to live. Check out this link to learn more about the Ty-Histanis Neighbourhood Development and the REFBC Land Awards.