2011 Recipients

Three REALTORS® were honoured for their extensive work in the community in 2011. Narima Dela Cruz, Laura-Leah Shaw, and Sing Yeo were named 2011 REALTORS Care® Award recipients.

A team of North Vancouver Realtors, known as Team Clarke, were also honoured at the event with a REALTORS Care® Heart Award. This award is presented to a person or group who’ve merited special recognition.

This year’s recipients are professionals who are committed to building, strengthening and helping the communities in which we work and live.




- Eugen Klein, REBGV president, 2012-13 



Narima Dela Cruz
Magsen Realty, Vancouver

Narima 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. Dela Cruz is active with several parent advisory committees and volunteers for many other charities.


Laura-Leah Shaw
RE/MAX Crest Realty, Vancouver

Laura-Leah 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 BC. Each week she collects food for Downtown Eastside charities and organises donations of furniture for those in need. Along with this and other charitable work, Shaw is also a long-time volunteer with the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.


Sing Yeo
Royal Pacific Realty, Vancouver

Sing 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. Sing currently serves as a director of several charities and is a long-time volunteer with the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.


REALTORS Care® Heart Award


Team Clarke - Laura Clarke, Brooke Clarke, Jenny Gill, and Rob Montgomerie
RE/MAX Crest Realty, North Vancouver

Team Clarke received this 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.