The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured three REALTORS® last week for their abiding commitment to charitable and community causes.
Kerrie and Tom Everitt, and Patsy Hui were honoured with REALTORS Care® Awards at REBGV’s annual Medallion Club Awards gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 24.
“REALTORS® are community builders. Communities around our region, and the world, are better off today because of the charitable work that this year's REALTORS Care® Award recipients have committed themselves to over many years," said Dan Morrison, REBGV president.
REALTORS Care® Awards are presented annually to REALTORS®, and real estate offices, in Metro Vancouver who demonstrate a sustained commitment to charitable, fundraising or volunteer activities that strengthen communities and support people most in need.
Kerrie and Tom Everitt, both of Dexter Associates Realty in Vancouver, put their real estate careers on hold last year to travel to 80 countries so their 11-year-old daughter Capri could sing 80 national anthems in 41 different languages. Their efforts raised money and awareness for SOS Children’s Villages, a charity that helps underprivileged children around the world. At the end of their remarkable tour, their daughter claimed the Guinness World Record for “Most national anthems sung in their host countries in one year.”
Patsy Hui, of RE/MAX Westcoast in Richmond, was inspired by her parents at an early age to give back to her community. Today, Patsy is a community leader working with dozens of charitable groups. Patsy has played an integral role in helping make the Richmond Hospital’s dream of an Acute Care Tower a reality. Beyond her own substantial donation, Patsy has organized events and raised funds for the project. Outside of these activities, Patsy still found time last year to fundraise with BC Children’s Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society, and Meals on Wheels. Patsy also prides herself on sharing her message of giving with others, inspiring her friends and colleagues to follow her lead.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 13,500 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information, visit www.rebgv.org.
Senior Writer/Communication Strategist
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver