Laura-Leah Shaw of Vancouver has been honoured with the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017 Proudly Presented by REM, for her outstanding charitable work.
Laura-Leah is the longest-serving volunteer for the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, which has helped more than 300,000 people in communities across the Lower Mainland of B.C. keep warm and dry during the winter months. Laura-Leah is a passionate animal rights advocate who has saved the lives of thousands of animals. And every week, she hand-delivers donations to people living in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhoods.
“Laura-Leah Shaw is a relentless force for good in her community and a shining example of a REALTOR® making a difference,” says Ralph Fyfe, Chair of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation. “Her commitment to helping others and working towards creating a cruelty-free world is truly inspiring.”
Learn more about Laura-Leah and how she is making a difference in her community:
In honour of Laura-Leah and her great work, the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has donated $5,000 to Animal Justice Canada, one of her favourite charities.
Our 2017 Nominees
We would also like to send out our congratulations to the following 2017 nominees, who are all excellent examples of REALTORS® giving back:
- Geoff and Regan Archambault of Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Neil Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Jim Burton of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Gail Docken of Edmonton, Alberta
- Esa Para Esananda of Toronto, Ontario
- John Richard Fortney of Toronto, Ontario
- Dan Grantham of London, Ontario
- Colin Hartigan of Fort McMurray, Alberta
- Patsy Hui of Richmond, British Columbia
- Brad Leslie of Vancouver, British Columbia
- Bruce Johnson of Wasaga Beach, Ontario
- Patrick Morris of Ottawa, Ontario
- Kailey Plohr of Regina, Saskatchewan
- Trevor Stuart of Lethbridge, Alberta
- Carolyn Swinson of Toronto, Ontario
- Peter Tarshis of Toronto, Ontario
- Brian Walker of Richmond Hill, Ontario
- Michael Weiss of Toronto, Ontario
- Trudy Wilson of Bridgenorth, Ontario
- John Woelk of Leamington, Ontario
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 next award this September.