Boards & Associations

Boards & Associations

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In the face of increasing challenges to the industry, OREA members will vote Feb. 28 on proposals that would streamline operations, improve transparency and come up with a plan for the future.

The Barrie & District Association of Realtors 2017 Board of Directors.

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Community connections and social responsibility, with a strong focus on affordable housing, is the focus of the 2017 Board of Directors of the Barrie & District Association of Realtors (BDAR).

Chris Pennycook

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The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) announced that Chris Pennycook is its 2017 president. Each year since 2006, he has ranked among the top one per cent of all Realtors in Canada in the Royal LePage network.

Rich Jeanneau

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The Association of Saskatchewan Realtors (ASR) has named Rich Jeanneau, senior salesperson /associate broker with Colliers McClocklin Real Estate in Saskatoon, as ASR president for 2017.

Blair Sonnichsen

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Blair Sonnichsen has been elected as the 114th president of WinnipegRealtors and will lead the 1,850-member association this year. Sonnichsen started his career at the age of 19 as a licensed salesperson.

The Jam With a Past President event raised more than $8,000.

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The annual Jam With a Past President event, organized by former Ontario Real Estate Association president Brian Walker, was held recently at Lee’s Palace in Toronto.

John McLachlan, community partnerships co-ordinator (left of cheque) and Gregg Fryer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce (right of cheque) accept the grant from the directors of the Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound.

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Directors of the Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound recently presented Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce representatives with a $5,270 grant cheque from the Ontario Realtors Care Foundation.

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The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has lost a bid to continue providing Ontario real estate licensing education after 2020, sources tell REM. OREA has been providing licensing education through the college for over 40 years.

LSTAR CEO John Geha and 2016 president Stacey Evoy present a cheque for $25,000 to Julie McKenzie, development officer, London Health Sciences Foundation, and Julie Gerber, adult mental health eating disorders social worker.

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The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) pledged to donate $50,000 over a two-year period to the Adult Eating Disorder Clinic. Recently $25,000 was presented to fulfill LSTAR’s commitment for 2016.

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The best way to ensure millennials will be able to buy a home is by putting more homes on the market, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) told Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs last week.