2019 Community Recognition Awards Recipients Announced at UBCM

AKBLG — Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments: The Village of Nakusp for Spicer’s Garden Pergola (CNW Group/Canadian Wood Council for Wood WORKS! BC)

Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver. Four local governments were presented with awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The Villages of Granisle and Nakusp along with the Township of Langley and City of Quesnel were all recognized as being exemplary advocates for 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. 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. Wood products and building systems are emerging as the building material of choice for many reasons, including environmental and economic, and it’s exciting to note that BC has been a global leader in that movement. These projects connect us with the forestry history of our province, contribute to a more sustainable low – carbon future, and support community pride and prosperity.”

– Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director of Wood WORKS! BC.