Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver where Wood WORKS! BC announced the winners of the 2019 Community Recognition Awards.
The province-wide awards are presented annually to local governments that have been exemplary advocates for wood. This is demonstrated through the specification of wood in a community project or through visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood.
“Local governments have demonstrated wood’s remarkable versatility in a variety of project types and sizes, from accommodation to recreation, and both structurally and architecturally,” explained Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director of Wood WORKS! BC. “We congratulate these four local governments and the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency for their visionary initiatives which resulted in interesting and innovative new wood structures.”
The 2019 recipients are:
LMLGA — Lower Mainland Local Government Association: City of Langley for the Timms Community Centre (INNOVATION MERIT AWARD: Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency for the Terminal Avenue Modular Housing project)
AKBLG — Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments: Village of Nakusp for the Spicer’s Garden Pergola
NCLGA — North Central Local Government Association: Village of Granisle for the Granisle Shoreside Gazebos (MERIT: City of Quesnel for the Forestry Information Centre)
Recipients of awards for Southern Interior Local Government Association and Vancouver Island Local Government Association will be announced at a later date.