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care awards

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

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. Each recipient of a REALTORS Care® Award also receives $500 to donate to the charity of his or her choice. These awards provide a wonderful opportunity to reward REALTORS® for their contributions while also raising awareness and funds for the causes they care about the most. To nominate someone for a REALTORS Care® Award, click here.

Our 2016 REALTORS Care® Award recipients are as follows.

  • Deanna Collins - Royal LePage Advance Realty, Campbell River
  • Per Dahlstrom - One Percent Realty, Duncan
  • Chris Fenton - Royal LePage Port Alberni-Pacific Rim Realty
  • Larry McNabb - RE/MAX of Nanaimo
  • Rudi Widdershoven - RE/MAX First Realty, Parksville
  • Ryan Williams - RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty, Comox                                      

All nominees are reviewed by an independent panel of judges, with the award recipients announced at our annual REALTORS Care® Awards held in February.

We are also pleased to announce that Rob Grey from RE/MAX of Nanaimo was named our 2016 REALTOR® of the Year.
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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