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Awards, Accolades and Testimonials


  • Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Silver Service Award (2009)
  • Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) Commercial Building Awards – Excellence in the Community Institutional category (2009)
  • VIREB Commercial Building Awards – Judge’s Choice Award & Excellence Award (2009)
  • Golder Associates Innovative Applications’ (GAIA) Sustainability Award (2008/2009)
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) Awards of Excellence – Gold Award Winner (2008)
  • Canadian Urban Institute’s (CUI) Brownie Award – Sustainable Remediation Technologies & Technological Innovation (2008)
  • Masonry Institute of British Columbia’s (MIBC) Design Award of Excellence (2008)
  • Nortel Innovation Solutions Award – Unified Network Design (2007)
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Award of Excellence in Building (2007)
  • Consulting Engineers of British Columbia’s (CEBC) Awards for Engineering Excellence - Award of Merit (2007)
  • Nanaimo Economic Development Group’s (EDG) Leading EDG Award – Quality Infrastructure (2007)

Accolades & Testimonials

“The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides an inspiring setting in beautiful downtown Nanaimo. The staff is flexible and accommodating when planning a conference, meeting or celebration. The relaxed environment and pleasant surroundings at the VICC provide an excellent location for people to gather in the spirit of collaboration and friendship.”
— Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Chancellor, Vancouver Island University

“Your layout is spectacular, with lots of space and light, the food and refreshments were great, the AV system worked well for us, the table set up and physical layout also worked well, there were no issues with respect to the lighting or room temperature, and the service we received from all of your staff was excellent. You were very responsive with two or three small things that came up during the course of the event and resolved all of our requests in a friendly and efficient manner. You have been a pleasure to work with as well, and it has made the whole process very easy on my end.”
— Stephen Russell, BC Government

“Thank you for your assistance with our event. The service at the conference centre was definitely a cut above. Our contact person was very attentive and professional, and the technical support person was very helpful. Thank you again for a great experience.”
— Kim Tooby, Royal Roads University

“We were very impressed with the service of your staff. They were first class and went out of their way to accommodate anything we asked for. Thank you for all your hard work in making the evening a success. It was a pleasure working with you.”
— Gillian Barnard, Barnard/Brown wedding

“The facility is very nice, the service was awesome and the food was great! Everything went very well and everyone seemed happy. Thank you very much for all your assistance. It was very much appreciated.”
— Linda Burgoyne, Regional District of Nanaimo

“Things went great! We were impressed with the venue and all the staff. The chiefs felt the venue was fantastic.”
— J.S. “Jeff” Lott, RCMP

“Thanks for all your help coordinating the logistics of our event. The day went off without a hitch, the facility was beautiful and the staff members were all fantastic.”
— Kevin Smith, Justice Education Society

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