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Recognizing the best of the best show homes

Gala shines spotlight on top entries in this year's fall parade

Todd Lewys / Winnipeg Free Press files

As always, the award-winning show homes honoured at Friday’s gala remain open for viewing, even after the Fall Parade of Homes.

Last night, the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association was scheduled to hold its annual Fall Parade of Homes Gala at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre.

More than 700 people were expected to attend the gala to celebrate and recognize the winning entries in this year’s Fall Parade of Homes.

Joe Aiello was once again cast as the MC for the evening.

His wit and genuine enthusiasm for our sector make him the perfect host.

This year, there were 40 separate categories for the Fall Parade of Homes, and gold, silver or bronze awards were set to be presented 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 four categories of awards were for condominiums.

These included bungalows and apartment-style condos.

The 36 remaining categories were for single-family detached homes.

These distinct categories are based on style (townhouse, bungalow and two-storey) and price range.

The strength of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association comes from the support and engagement of its members.

They are the leaders and community builders in our province’s residential construction sector.

To view all of the entries, go to the MHBA website — homebuilders.mb.ca.

In addition to pictures of all of the homes entered in the fall parade, you can still 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-winning homes profiled over the next month.

Use #paradeofhomesmb to search for our parade show homes on social media.

Remember, the show homes 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.

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