On Thursday the Manitoba Home Builders Association was proud to once again host its annual Fall Parade of Homes Gala at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre to celebrate and recognize the winning entries in this years Fall Parade of Homes. Joe Aiello was a tremendous emcee for the evening. Joes wit and genuine enthusiasm for our sector makes him the perfect host for our annual Fall Gala.
This year there were 25 separate categories in the Fall Parade of Homes and gold, silver or bronze awards were given out to the homes deemed the best in each category by our volunteer judges. The Parade award winners were determined by a mix of Parade judging panels that reviewed the electronic submissions from each entrant and judging panels who visited each of the Parade Homes. Once again, the judging was extremely close in all of the categories. This is not surprising when you consider that our volunteer judges are faced with choosing a winner from an incredible selection of the best designed, best built and best displayed new homes in Canada.
The first three categories of awards were for condominiums. These included bungalows and townhouse style condos. The 22 remaining categories were for single family detached homes. These distinct categories are based on style (townhouse, bungalow and two-storey) and price range.
One of the key messages of the evening was association membership. The strength of the Manitoba Home Builders Association comes from the support and engagement of its members. MHBA members are the leaders and community builders in our provinces residential construction sector. Those in attendance were encouraged to hire and buy from other MHBA members and to promote membership to those who have displayed excellence in the industry.
To view all of the entries, go to the web site of the Manitoba Home Builders Association, www.homebuilders.mb.ca. In addition to pictures of all of the homes entered in the Fall Parade, you can still also find a digital copy of the Fall Parade of Homes magazine. You can also follow the MHBA and Parade of Homes on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see each of the gold, silver and bronze award-winning homes profiled over the next month. Use #paradeofhomesmb to search for our Parade Show homes on social media.
Remember, many of the show homes that were featured in the Parade and honoured at the gala are still open for viewing even after the Parade of Homes has concluded. Visit the MHBA website for the contact information for your favourite award winner.
Lanny McInnes is president of the Manitoba Home Builders Association.