Geoff and Regan Archambault have been honoured with the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2019 Proudly Presented by REALTOR.ca, for their outstanding contributions to their community of Winnipeg.
Geoff and Regan support and complement each other as business partners in real estate and in their tireless individual and joint philanthropic efforts. They became passionate about giving back following a close call in 2007. After a serious collision with a deer that totalled their car, Geoff and Regan were told they were very lucky to be alive. “We don’t know when it’s going to be the end for us,” explains Geoff. “That’s why we’re giving it away now—our time, our money—we have to do it now.”
Geoff and Regan, who have two children, started by stepping up in areas that affected their family life. They got involved with their local community centre, where their kids played sports. Over the years, they branched out and took on more and more volunteer roles for charities and causes that spoke to them. Geoff and Regan have made an indelible impact on many organizations, including the Concordia Foundation, K.I.D.S. Kenya Initiative for Development and Sustainability Inc., Rotary Club of Winnipeg East AM, and the Valley Gardens Community Centre, just to name a few.
The Archambaults have become renowned in Winnipeg as generous donors, effective board leaders and community builders. They are sought-after for their compassion, their expertise and their knack for bringing the right people together to tackle community needs as a team.
In Geoff and Regan’s honour, the Canadian Real Estate Association has donated $5,000 to K.I.D.S. Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability Inc.
Our 2019 Nominees
CREA congratulates all of our 2019 nominees, whose names were put forward by friends, fellow REALTORS® and charity representatives for being inspiring examples of REALTORS® giving back:
- Gregg Bamford of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Steve Bell of Regina, Saskatchewan
- Jim Burton of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Bruce Johnson of Wasaga Beach, Ontario
- Anup Singh Jubbal of Surrey, British Columbia
- Carmela Zita Kapeleris of Mississauga, Ontario
- Jeff McMaster of Carleton Place, Ontario
- John Patricelli of Burnaby, British Columbia
- Brittany Pickard of Chemainus, British Columbia
- Craig Pilgrim of Edmonton, Alberta
- Sherry Rioux of Collingwood, Ontario
- John Wolfe of Stratford, Ontario
- Tamara Yurchak of Athabasca, Alberta
Special congratulations are in order for Gregg Bamford and John Patricelli, who were identified by our 2019 Selection Committee as deserving honourable mentions.
If you know a REALTOR® who is making a difference in their community and deserves recognition on a national level, please watch for the announcement of the nomination period for our 2020 award this September.