The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) recently honoured three Realtors for their extensive work in the community in 2011. Realtors Care Awards are presented annually to Realtors in Greater Vancouver who work to support their communities through fundraising or volunteer activities.
Laura-Leah Shaw of Re/Max Crest Realty in Vancouver spearheaded the move to relocate 350 rabbits from the University of Victoria to rescue facilities in Texas, and is a director of the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society of B.C. Each week she collects food for Downtown Eastside charities and organizes donations of furniture for those in need.
Sing Yeo, senior vice-president at Royal Pacific Realty in Vancouver, played a leading role in raising nearly $3.5 million for several charities in 2011, which included the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. organization, the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.
Narima Dela Cruz, of Magsen Realty in Vancouver, is the co-founder and current president of the Surrey Philippine Independence Day Society. In 2011, she helped organize a benefit concert that raised funds for the victims of Typhoon Washi, which hit the Philippines last year.
The Realtors Care Heart Award, presented to a person or group who merited special recognition, was awarded to members of Team Clarke: Laura Clarke, Brooke Clarke, Jenny Gill and Rob Montgomerie, of Re/Max Crest Realty. They received the award in recognition of their dedication to raising funds and awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which took the life of their mother, mentor and highly respected Realtor, Shirley Clarke.