The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver recently honoured two local REALTORS® and a real estate office for their long-standing dedication to charitable and community causes. 

REALTORS® Dale Badh of RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Vancouver, David Eng of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty in Coquitlam and the Vancouver real estate office, RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside are this year’s REALTORS Care® Awards recipients.

REALTORS Care® Awards are presented annually to REALTORS® and real estate offices in Metro Vancouver who support their communities through fundraising or volunteer activities. 

This year’s recipients have demonstrated a commitment over many years to helping those most in need within our communities.

 

 

- Darcy McLeod, REBGV president, 2015-16

 

 

 

Individual award

    

Gurdial S (Dale) Badh

Gurdial is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Vancouver. In 2014, he coordinated and hosted several radio events that raised more than $1.5 million for BC Children’s Hospital, schools in Pakistan, and Haiti earthquake relief. He also played a significant role in helping raise funds for the Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club and the Deepak Binning Foundation. 

     
 

David Eng

David is a REALTOR® with Sutton Group-West Coast Realty in Coquitlam. He’s a long-time volunteer with numerous charities that host sports related fundraising events. In 2014 alone, he volunteered for nine different fundraising events around the Lower Mainland that raised more than $2 million for charity. 

     

Office award

 

RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

This Vancouver brokerage, with its more than 155 REALTORS®, donated nearly $70,000 to a variety of causes including BC Children’s Hospital, the Dr Peter Aids Foundation and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  The office also fundraised extensively for Backpack Buddies, an East Vancouver meal program that provides food for children in need on weekends.  The office raised $15,000 for the charity and donated a new, $40,000 refrigeration van to deliver meals. Office members are longtime, enthusiastic supporters of the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, which is the longest running program of its kind in the Lower Mainland.

Steve Jamieson received the award on behalf of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside. 

 

Each year, REALTORS® donate time, money and enthusiasm to numerous charitable and volunteer causes. Over the last seven years, Greater Vancouver REALTORS® have donated $38 million to charitable causes and collected donations of blankets and warm clothing to help more than 250,000 people in the Lower Mainland.  

 

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