This prestigious competition is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in commercial property development. Each year the judges look at the overall exterior design of each building or development project and how it fits into the surrounding area. They base their final decision on projects that are sensitive to the environment, are aesthetically pleasing and answer a specific developmental need within the community. The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design.
The Hallmark Heritage Society is the oldest heritage preservation society in the Capital Regional District - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was formed as the Hallmark Society in 1973. The name was changed in 2011 to better reflect the work of the society. We advocate the preservation, conservation, and restoration of heritage assets and work towards a greater public awareness and understanding of heritage. As a registered non-profit society, we are financed principally by membership dues and members' contributions, and are affiliated with regional, provincial, national and international heritage preservation organizations.
Victoria, BC- Veneto Tapa Lounge opened it’s doors May 8th, 2009 promising Victorians a unique dining experience in a sophisticated urban lounge setting. By all reports it has definitely delivered. In the short time Executive Chef Tod Bosence has been tantalizing patrons with his unique spin on tapa style dining, Veneto has been winning the support and affections of local food and drink enthusiasts. The latest accolade for Veneto is the recognition by the editors of Where Magazine as one of “Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2009”. Veneto is one of eleven restaurants across Canada to receive this prestigious designation.
The British Columbia Heritage Award is conferred annually by the Minister responsible for heritage in the province of British Columbia. The award recognizes an individual whose long term leadership and contributions to the conservation and presentation of British Columbia's heritage have been exemplary. The Award consists of a mounted plaque and a ministry gift of $10,000 to a non-profit heritage-related organization or project, designated by the award recipient. The recipient is announced in February during Heritage Week, and the award is presented by the Minister (or representative) at Heritage BC's annual award ceremony, usually the first week of June.