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REALTORS care® awards

Throughout the year, REALTORS® help make a difference by volunteering their time and raising funds for a diverse range of causes. Do you know a REALTOR® who has made an exceptional contribution in your community? If so, consider nominating him or her for a 2019 REALTORS Care® Award. Click here for a PDF of the nomination form.

One of the highest honours VIREB can bestow upon its members, a REALTORS Care® Award recognizes REALTORS® who give back and improve the quality of life in their communities. They're a wonderful opportunity to reward REALTORS® for their contributions while raising awareness and money for the causes they care about most. Each recipient of a REALTORS Care® Award also receives $500 to donate to the charity of his or her choice.

Our 2018 REALTORS Care® Award recipients are listed below; they received their awards at VIREB's annual general meeting on March 8.

  • Kat Dwolinsky - Royal LePage Port Alberni, Pacific Rim
  • Katerina Gamlin - RE/MAX of Nanaimo
  • Susan Forrest - Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty
  • Brittany Pickard-Brown - RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty, Ladysmith                                                                           
We are also pleased to announce that Margo Hoffman from Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty was named our 2018 REALTOR® of the Year.

Last but not least, our REALTORS Care® Awards would not be possible without the assistance of Coast Capital Savings, who has sponsored this event for 12 years running. We truly appreciate their loyalty and continued support. 
Recent Winner - 2018
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2018 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Kat Dwolinsky, Royal LePage Port Alberni, Pacific Rim, with Bret Torok-Both from Coast Capital Savings.
2018 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Katerina Gamlin, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, with Bret Torok-Both from Coast Capital Savings.
2018 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Susan Forrest, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty, with Bret Torok-Both from Coast Capital Savings.
2018 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Brittany Pickard-Brown, RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty, Ladysmith, with Bret Torok-Both from Coast Capital Savings.
2018 REALTOR® of the Year recipient Margo Hoffman, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty, with Bret Torok-Both from Coast Capital Savings.
Recent Winner - 2017
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2017 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Cody Dreger, RE/MAX of Nanaimo (left), with Nicholas Hermann and Cameron Hussynec from Coast Capital Savings.
2017 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Ron Mehan, RE/MAX First Realty, Parksville (left), with Nicholas Hermann and Cameron Hussynec from Coast Capital Savings.
2017 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Lindy Skutnik, 460 Realty, Ladysmith (left), with Nicholas Hermann and Cameron Hussynec from Coast Capital Savings.
2017 REALTOR® of the Year, Ian Lindsay, RE/MAX Anchor Realty, Qualicum Beach (far right), with Nicholas Hermann and Cameron Hussynec from Coast Capital Savings
Recent Winner - 2016
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2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipients (left to right) - Chris Fenton; Ryan Williams; Rob Grey, REALTOR® of the Year; Larry McNabb; Rudi Widdershoven; Deanna Collins, and Per Dahlstrom.
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Deanna Collins, Royal LePage Advance Realty, Campbell River
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Per Dahlstrom, One Percent Realty, Duncan
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Chris Fenton, Royal LePage Port Alberni-Pacific Rim Realty 
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Larry McNabb, RE/MAX of Nanaimo
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Rudi Widdershoven, RE/MAX First Realty, Parksville
2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Ryan Williams, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty, Comox
2016 REALTOR® of the Year, Rob Grey, RE/MAX of Nanaimo
Recent Winner - 2015
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2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipients - Nancy Allwarden, Discovery Islands Realty, Quathiaski Cove; Ian Mackay, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty; and Jillian Dashwood, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty, Ladysmith. Missing: Dawn Walton, RE/MAX of Nanaimo.
Coast Capital Savings representatives David Armstrong (far left) and Shannon Wright (far right) with 2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipients - Nancy Allwarden, Discovery Islands Realty, Quathiaski Cove; Ian Mackay, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty; and Jillian Dashwood, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty, Ladysmith. Missing: Dawn Walton, RE/MAX of Nanaimo.
2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Nancy Allwarden, Discovery Islands Realty, Quathiaski Cove
2015 REALTORS Care® Award winner Jillian Dashwood, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty, Ladysmith
2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Ian Mackay, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty
2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Nancy Allwarden, Discovery Islands Realty Ltd., Quathiaski Cove (centre) with David Armstrong and Shannon Wright of Coast Capital Savings
2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Jillian Dashwood, Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty, Ladysmith (left) with David Armstrong and Shannon Wright of Coast Capital Savings
2015 REALTORS Care® Award recipient Ian Mackay, Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (left) with David Armstrong and Shannon Wright of Coast Capital Savings
Recent Winner - 2014
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Wendy Shaw, a REALTOR® with Sutton Group West Coast Realty in Duncan, was one of three individuals to receive a 2014 REALTORS Care® Award at a special ceremony held in Nanaimo on February 27. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support of their community.
Brian Godfrey, RE/MAX of Nanaimo - 2014 REALTORS Care® Award Recipient
Aaron Nicklen, Coast Realty Group, Parksville - 2014 REALTORS Care® Award Recipient
Wendy Shaw, Aaron Nicklen, and Brian Godfrey - 2014 REALTORS Care® Award Recipients
2014 REALTORS Care® Award recipients Wendy Shaw, Aaron Nicklen, and Brian Godfrey with David Armstrong and Shannon Wright of Coast Capital Savings.
Ray Francis, Coast Realty Group, Comox Valley - 2014 REALTOR® of the Year
Recent Winner - 2013
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Duncan REALTOR® Catherine Green was one of the recipients of the 2013 REALTORS Care® Awards at a ceremony in Nanaimo on February 28. 
John Cooper, a REALTOR® from Nanaimo, was one of six individuals to receive the 2013 REALTORS Care® Award at a special ceremony held in Nanaimo February 28. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding support of their community.
Rob Phillips, a REALTOR® from the Comox Valley, was one of six individuals to win the 2013 REALTORS Care® Award at a gala event held at Nanaimo's Coast Bastion Inn February 28.
Parksville REALTOR® Vivien Sears was one of six VIREB members to win the 2013 REALTORS Care® Award at a special ceremony held in Nanaimo February 28.
Nanaimo REALTOR® Susan McGougan received the 2013 REALTOR® of the Year Award at a gala ceremony held at Nanaimo's Coast Bastion Inn February 28. The highest honour VIREB can bestow one of its members, she received her award for her many years of community service and demonstrated real estate professionalism.
REALTORS Care® Award Winners 2013: 
(left to right)  Rob Phillips (Coast Realty Group, Courtenay); Catherine Green (Re/Max of Duncan);  Vivien Sears (Re/Max First Realty, Parksville);  John Cooper (Re/Max of Nanaimo)
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