The 2006 REALTORS Care® Award recipients all made outstanding contributions to their communities through fundraising and volunteering activities.  

For the first time in the history of the REALTORS Care® Awards, under the new corporate member category, two real estate offices were also recognized for outstanding charitable endeavours. Congratulations go to Prudential Sussex Realty in North Vancouver and Royal LePage – Brookside Realty in Maple Ridge.












Back (l-r): Jim Isherwood (Broker representing Royal LePage - Brookside Realty), Beverley Kniffen, Bob Quinnell (Associate Broker representing Royal LePage - Brookside Realty), Ann Soucie, Kim Thom, Leo Bruneau, Val Orchison

Front (l-r): Nicole Jackson (Associate Broker representing Royal LePage - Brookside Realty), Gordon Harmon (Broker representing Prudential Sussex Realty), Gustavo Da Silva, Hal Griffin, Gary Crews, Veronica Chan


Leo Bruneau

RE/MAX All Points
Leo’s dedication to the Children’s Miracle Network and BC Children’s Hospital has resulted in many fundraisers and donations including his own curly locks to make wigs for children. 

Veronica Chan

Royal Pacific Realty Corporation
Veronica’s continuous work with the Community Care Foundation and B.C. Multi-ethnic Marrow Transplant Society has raised awareness of the needs in the healthcare industry and the importance of well-being for the citizens of the Lower Mainland. 

Gary Crews

Hanna Realty Ltd.
As an active member in his Coquitlam community, Gary has worked with the Rotary Club of Coquitlam and the Rotary World Help Network to benefit others in his community and around the world. He is also a Past President for the Canada JCI Senate. 

Gustavo Da Silva

Royal Pacific Realty-Kingsway
With a belief of giving rather than receiving, Gustavo has volunteered much of his time to helping seniors at the Portuguese Canadian Seniors Foundation.

Hal Griffin

Park Georgia Realty
Hal’s continuous commitment and leadership in the building of Optimist Clubs in Lower Mainland communities ensure that many children will get a “helping hand”. As the Optimist Club’s mission statement says, “by providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.”  

Beverley Kniffen

Cascadia Pacific Realty
Beverley’s passion for education has given youth in the Queen Charlotte Islands an opportunity and hope of a post secondary education through the Fernandez Earle Scholarship Foundation. 

Val Orchison

RE/MAX Crest Realty-Westside
Val’s work with the Children’s Miracle Network and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has inspired her colleagues towards achieving 100% office participation. 

Ann Soucie

Sutton Group-1st West Realty
As the Chairperson of Treasures of Christmas 2006 Gala, Ann made it her goal to raise awareness for the Crossroads Hospice Society. By her example, she challenges others to become involved and to raise funds for end of life care.

Kim Thom

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Kim’s passion for helping others has touched many at the North Shore Neighbourhood House where she volunteers her time to teach a group of 25-30 senior men how to cook and at the Sheway Program, where young mothers with addictions can find support.  


Corporate Member recipients

Prudential Sussex Realty
Prudential Sussex Realty’s corporate policy is to give back 10% of their yearly company profits to charitable organizations and sponsorships. With this goal, Prudential was able to donate time and funds to many organizations such as the North Shore Harvest Project and the Sunshine Kids Foundation.  

Royal LePage – Brookside Realty
Recognizing that a community family is made from many different social and financial fabrics, Royal LePage – Brookside Realty has touched the hearts of many. Their contributions such as school supplies to School District 42 have made a difference.