WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter Event

Since 2010, the MREA Shelter Foundation has been the fortunate recipient of significant funds due to an initiative created by the REALTOR® members of the WinnipegREALTORS® Association.

Susan Belanger of Century 21 Bachman & Associates, along with Sheldon Zamick, Winn Adair and several other dedicated REALTORS®, felt there was enough musical talent among the REALTOR® community to organize an evening of music performed by REALTORS®. The idea of fun, and fundraising, all in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation seemed obvious. Susan Belanger, who is married to a professional musician, was able to draw upon his knowledge for the inaugural event. 

That first event, held in 2010 at Canad Inns Polo Park Tijuana Yacht Club, raised over $26,000 for the foundation. Hundreds of REALTORS®, friends and associates came out to dance the night away to some unbelievable REALTOR® talent.

The fundraiser became an annual event, and has raised a total of $282,697 to date. The funds raised by REALTORS® through this WinnipegREALTORS® initiative are a significant source of revenue each year for the MREA Shelter Foundation.

The foundation was able to provide 11 grants in 2016 totalling over $42,000, due in large part to the generous members of the WinnipegREALTORS® community, and from REALTORS® throughout Manitoba, and even out-of-province.

The MREA Shelter Foundation sincerely thanks WinnipegREALTORS® for organizing this event, and in so doing, helping countless fellow citizens in Manitoba needing shelter and safety.

If you would like to hold your own event in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation, third party fundraising events may be held in accordance with the MREA Shelter Foundation's third party fundraising kit.

 
 
 

contact

Jill Johnston
Director of Operations
jjohnston@mrea.mb.ca
Phone: 204.772.0405
Registered Charitable Number: 843054164RR0001

 

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