Several Penticton and South Okanagan buildings are on the finalists’ list for construction awards this fall.
On Oct. 23, the Southern Interior Construction Association will be holding their sixth annual commercial building awards. Kelowna and Kamloops led the way with six nominations each, while Penticton had five, and Salmon Arm, Vernon and Oliver with two apiece.
The Penticton finalists are Penticton Bad Tattoo Brewery, Painted Rock Estate Winery, the Penticton Indian Band’s Snxastwilxtn Centre, SS Sicamous and the UBC Chime Observatory. Martin Lewis, manager of Bad Tattoo, said he was surprised and pleased to see the newly-opened building on the list.
“We’re happy that the building is up and it looks as great as it does. Between Norman Gooddards’ design and Wildstone’s build, we’re pretty proud of this building,” said Lewis. “It would sure be nice to put some hardware up on the wall the first year. Now we just need to win some hardware for the beer and we will be happy.”
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery expansion and Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver are also on the list, as is the Summerland & District Credit Union and the Okanagan Falls Landfill Waste Diversion.
The awards gala takes place on Oct. 23 at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. Tickets to the event are $95 plus tax, available through www.businessvi.ca/events, but must be booked by Tuesday, Oct. 21. For further information, contact Mark MacDonald at 1-866-758-2684 Ext. 120.