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CA REBGV names award recipients

Property Here - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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North Vancouver Realtor Sadru Mitha was recently named the recipient of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s (REBGV) Professional Excellence Award. The award is presented to a Realtor who exemplifies the highest level of professional knowledge, ethics, peer and client relationships and community involvement. Mitha was nominated by his peers for the award and was chosen by a panel of five judges.

During his lengthy career, he has mentored many colleagues and is often called upon for advice. Mitha, an associate broker with Prudential Sussex Realty, is also a Fellow at The Real Estate Institute of Canada. Outside of real estate, Mitha, a former heart patient, regularly counsels patients preparing to have open heart surgery. He is also the longest serving member of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

REBGV also recognised the recipients of the Realtors Care Award, which is presented annually to Realtors in Greater Vancouver who work and advocate for their communities through fundraising or volunteer activities.

Ron Antalek of Re/Max LifeStyles Realty, Maple Ridge was instrumental in helping the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation raise $238,000 at its gala fundraiser in 2012. He  was also a key volunteer for the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society, Cynthera Transition House, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services and the District of Maple Ridge.

Michele DeFehr

Michele DeFehr

Eric Huffey

Eric Huffey

 

Michelle DeFehr of Re/Max Crest Realty, North Vancouver is a long-time volunteer with the annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive. Her efforts have helped drive steady increases in the number of donations and volunteers involved with the program on the North Shore. She has also developed a special relationship with B.C. Children’s Hospital and has been instrumental in encouraging colleagues to donate part of their commissions to support the hospital.

Eric Huffey of Prudential Sterling Realty, Port Moody has experienced first-hand the effects of prostate cancer and has dedicated himself to raising funds and encouraging men to get checked regularly. He has also helped counsel individuals faced with a cancer diagnosis. Huffey has worked to increase prostate cancer awareness on the national, provincial and local level.

Dave Peerless of Dexter Associates Realty

Dave Peerless of Dexter Associates Realty

Dexter Associates Realty in Vancouver has raised more than $225,000 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation through its participation in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The real estate company has also hosted galas for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, raising more than $55,000, and has fundraised for several other charities.