Whiskey Landing Lodge nominated for VIREB award

Ucluelet’s Whiskey Landing Lodge has been named a finalist in the 7th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards.

The final award will be given Thursday at the Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo.

The 49 nominations honour the best in commercial and industrial building north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island.

General manager Cathy Whitcomb said the brand-new boutique lodge poised downtown on Ucluelet’s working harbour was designed and constructed as a tribute to the local culture and the West Coast’s natural beauty, with a strong influence on native cedar, rock and glass.

“Whiskey Landing Lodge is happy that the vision of the man with the original design is being acknowledged by those in the real estate industry. It would be an honour for the building to win this award so that the legacy could be celebrated for years to come, not just by the people of Ucluelet and the West Coast but for people who come to visit from all corners of the world,” Whitcomb said.

In Port Alberni, Sproat Lake Landing’s Lakeside Grocery and the new Alberni Power and Marine building were also named finalists.

Re/MAX Commercial is Title Sponsor of the event, with Coastal Community Credit Union and Colliers as Gold Sponsors. Category sponsors are DTZ Nanaimo, Invest Comox Valley, the Canadian Western Bank, RBC Royal Bank, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, MNP Chartered Accountants, BC Hydro and the Vancouver Island News-Media Group.

“It’s been amazing to see the number of quality projects that have entered this year’s competition,” says Robert MacDonald, who is coordinating the event for Business Examiner Vancouver Island newspaper.


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