Care Award for Vernon Realtor


Three local realtors, Jane Hoffman of Kelowna, Maggie Garvey of Vernon and Jim Grieve of Salmon Arm, recently received the 2018 Realtors Care Award by the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) for making a difference in their community.
“Recipients of the prestigious REALTORS Care award are exceptional individuals, worthy of recognition for the outstanding and extensive charitable work they have done and continue to do in their respective communities,” says OMREB President Marv Beer, adding that recipients are chosen by their peers within each of the three regions OMREB serves.
Jane Hoffman contributed extensive fund-raising efforts for a host of charities, including Central Okanagan Hospice Association, Make a Wish Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, United Way and Kelowna General Hospital.
Maggie Garvey contributed many years volunteering at the Interior Provincial Exhibition for Cedar Hill Ranch and almost twenty years helping organize local Realtor-driven community and charitable events.
Jim Grieve contributed his time to a wide range of community causes, including Rotary, Shuswap Hospital Foundation and Aspiral Youth, an at-risk youth support organization, Community Futures, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and numerous sports teams.
Award candidates must have made a noteworthy contribution that broadly benefits a community organization, which can be a society, sports team, charity, town or district society, or other organization dedicated to benefiting the community.
Awarded annually by Boards nation-wide, worthy Realtors Care award candidates are nominated by members of the public and their professional colleagues.