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Duncan building tops VIREB’s 9th Annual Commercial Building Awards gala before packed house in Nanaimo

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Blue Grouse Winery Soars to Best Overall Title ANAIMO – Blue Grouse Winery of Duncan was na med the Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Entry in the 9 t h A nnual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards held Thursday, April 21 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo. Blue Grouse Winery also won the Award of Excellence in the Hospita l ity categor y at t he event, which featured 40 Finalist buildings in 12 categories at a sold-out Gala Event. Over 70 projects were eligible this year for the awards, which celebrate the best in commercial, community and industrial buildings north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island which were completed between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Re/ M A X Com merci a l wa s the Platinum Sponsor for the event, with Coastal Community Credit Union, Colliers and the Canadian Home Builders Association – Vancouver Island

as G old Sponsors. Category sponsors included the Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Western Bank, MNP, NAI Commercial, Yellow Sheet Review, Herold Engineering and Invest Comox Valley. Business Examiner Vancouver Island coordinated the event. “Cong ratu lations to the winners for the 2016 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Awards,” s a y s C o m m e rc i a l B u i l d i n g Awards Chair Derek Constantino, who co-emceed the event with Dave Hammond. “It was another truly wonderful eveni ng honou ri ng the best new commercial projects on Vancouver Island.” Kinetic Construction Ltd. of Victoria was the General Contractor for Blue Grouse Winery, and the building’s design ref lects the curve and shape of a bird, and it fits into the SEE AWARDS | PAGE 12

Ian Lindsay of RE/MAX Commercial, right, presents the Judges’ Choice Award for Best Overall Entry to Stephen Brunner of Duncan’s Blue Grouse Winery MATT LINEKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Slegg Building Materials Rebranding Program Nearly Complete This Vancouver Island building materials provider has been in operation since 1947 BY DAVID HOLMES

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staff of about 450 the company has evolved from a single store opened in 1947 into the premier choice for contractors and serious do it yourselfers across the Island. Acquired by Ontario-based WSB Titan, Canada’s largest independent building supplies dealer in 2015, Slegg is currently completing a rebranding and a refocusing that will help propel

it through the 21st Century. “WSB Titan has initiated a rebranding program to demonstrate its commitment to Vancouver Island and to give the stores a more modern and appealing look for all of our customers, both our traditional contractor clients and increasingly those from the general public,” explained Steve Nichols, Slegg’s Marketing Manager.

“Our brand is important to our identity. It shows who we are and what we stand for. We want our customers to feel as proud walking into any one of our 12 stores as we do. That’s why this year we gave Slegg a brand overhaul. Strong black and red colors while the stores themselves are getting SEE SLEGG BUILDING | PAGE 37

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