September 7th, 2012
As part of an information collecting and promotional tour, members of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) made a stopover at the VIREB offices September 6. The group, which included Foundation Governor Scott Ullrich, Chief Executive Officer Jack Wong, Communications Manager Celine Owen and Communications Assistant Megan Simms had been meeting with business and community leaders in the Comox Valley prior to their Nanaimo visit. The REFBC was created as a non-profit corporation in 1985 in cooperation with the provincial Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Under its legislation the Foundation receives interest from unassigned trust deposits held by real estate brokerages across the province and uses that money to provide grants for non-profit activities related to real estate and land use. REFBC has been created to support real estate related education, law reform and other real estate related activities established for the public or professional good. The Vancouver Island tour was initiated to promote the work of the Foundation and to seek out suitable recipient projects for its grant programs. To learn more about the Foundation and its activities visit www.refbc.com. Please go to the Community Action section of this website to see a photo of the visiting group.