Past REALTOR® Events Held in Support of the MREA Shelter Foundation

2017 Foundation Events

8th Annual WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter Fundraiser

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017, The Met, 281 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB.

The 8th Annual WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter Fundraising Event 'Mayhem at The Metwas yet another sensational hit, bringing in over $40,000 for the MREA Shelter Foundation! Each Year, REALTORS® gather to celebrate and raise money for a cause near and dear to their hearts. Keep up the great work and make sure to keep an eye out for the 2018 Gimme Shelter event inviation!

All proceeds from Gimme Shleter go to the MREA Shelter Foundation.

 

2016 Foundation Events

2016 Win a Wine Cellar
Date: November 24, 2016
Venue: REALTOR® Place
 
The 2016 Win a Wine Cellar Event took in $1083.42 for the Shelter Foundation for an overall total of $9,022 since its inaugural event in 2012. 50 People attended the fundraiser and enjoyed a variety of tasty treats from Stellas Eatery in addition to the selection of wines available for some tasting as well. One winner took home 48 bottles of wine to start or add to their wine collection. 
 
Check out the upcoming 2017 Win a Wine Cellar event on the current/upcoming events page or contact Jaime Wolfe jwolfe@mrea.mb.ca for information.
 
 
Seventh Annual Gimme Shelter 'Mayhem at the Met'
Date: Tuesday March 15th 6p.m.
The seventh annual Gimme Shelter event, relocated to the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre this year, pulled in a whopping 600+ ticket sales. With more than 30 volunteers working dilligently in the months leading up to the event and throughout the evening, the evening was a resounding success! Total proceeds to the MREA Shelter Foundation were $40,491. Another wonderful result of REALTORS® coming together to support an incredibly worthy cause.
 
 
The Tenth Annual Hooked on Shelter Fishing Derby
Date: Wednesday September 21, 2016
Venue: Selkirk Park, Selkirk, MB

The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation's Hooked on Shelter Fishing Derby reeled in a whopping $5,250 for shelter charities. REALTOR® Donna Kirsch of Gateway Real Estate in Winnipeg exceeded her goal in her first year of organizing the fundraiser. It was held in Selkirk, Manitoba, just north of Winnipeg. Throughout the day, anglers emailed Donna photo after photo of huge catfish - the catch of the day was a 98.5 cm master catfish caught by REALTOR® Susan Greschuk. Many of the 60 anglers participate every year and bring out family members, friends and business clients all in support of a great cause.  
 
It was the 10th anniversary of the event and Donna said she is already lining up sponsors and prizes for next year. The derby has raised more than $60,000 over the past decade.
 
Donna told the Winnipeg Free Press, “As REALTORS®, we want to help as many people as we can because we believe that every person deserves respect, a good place to live, and a chance to live a productive life.”  Contact Donna Kirsch at dkirsch@mymts.net
 

The Tenth Annual Brian M. Collie Memorial Golf Classic

Date: Tuesday June 21, 2016
Venue: Glendale Golf and Country Club

We couldn't have hoped for a better day to honour former MREA CEO Brian M. Collie at our annual golf tournament, in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation. The tournament, named in Brian's honour, pays tribute to the passion Brian had for the MREA Shelter Foundation.

A record-breaking $23,365 was raised at this sold-out event - the highest amount for our tournament yet.  

For registration information, prize donations, or for sponsorship opportunities for our 2017 golf tournament, please email Jaime Wolfe at jwolfe@mrea.mb.ca or call 204.772.0405.

 


2015 Foundation Events

The Ninth Annual MREA Shelter Foundation Fishing Derby

Date: Thursday September 24, 2015
Venue: Selkirk Park, Selkirk, MB

The 9th annual MREA Shelter Foundation Fishing Derby was a great time for REALTORS®, family and friends at beautiful Selkirk Park September 24, 2015. About 70 anglers enjoyed a variety of fishing contests, a hot barbeque lunch, and prizes. The top draw prize was a new WD14 aluminum LUND fishing boat, donated by Robert Tyler of AIKINS Law.

The fall event raised approximately $6,500 for the foundation.

For registration information, prize donations, or for sponsorship opportunities for our 2016 derby, please call Kendra Gilbert at 204.772.0405 or email Kendra at kgilbert@mrea.mb.ca

The Ninth Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

Date: Tuesday June 23, 2015
Venue: Glendale Golf and Country Club

Another sold-out tournament was held in June in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation. The weather cooperated and a great time was had by all, with over $20,000 raised for the foundation - the highest amount for our tournament yet.

For registration information, prize donations, or for sponsorship opportunities for our 2016 golf tournament, please call Kendra Gilbert at 204.772.0405 or email Kendra at kgilbert@mrea.mb.ca

The Sixth Annual WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter Fundraiser

WinnipegREALTORS® hosted their annual fundraiser on April 15 at Cowboys at Canad Inns.  Great food, fabulous entertainment and wonderful prizes made this another event a huge success, all in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation.  Thanks to WinnipegREALTORS® for the continuing support of your foundation - helping so many of our fellow citizens who are in need.

2014 Foundation Events

The Fifth Annual WinnipegREALTORS® Gimme Shelter Fundraiser

Winnipeg REALTORS® held their 2014 Gimme Shelter Fundraiser, in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation, on March 26, 2014 at the new Punjab Cultural Centre.  Approximately 500 folks watched the "REALTORS® Got Talent" show, then danced the rest of the night away to music performed by REALTORS®.  Over the last five years this fundraiser has generated over $200,000 for the foundation.

Fifth Annual Winnipeg REALTORS® 'Gimme Shelter' Fundraiser

The Eighth Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Venue: Glendale Golf and Country Club

We survived the harshest winter since 1898 and the time came to register for a swinging good time in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation. After a sizzling outdoor barbeque the games began with a shotgun start at noon for the SOLD OUT 18-hole Texas scramble held in June 2014.  Over $15,000 was raised for the foundation and a great time had by all.

For registration information, prize donations, or for sponsorship opportunities for our 2015 golf tournament, please call Kendra Gilbert at 204.772.0405 or email Kendra at kgilbert@mrea.mb.ca

Eighth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby

The Eighth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby in support of the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation was held in September of 2014 at Selkirk Park in Selkirk, MB.  The weather was beautiful and over $8,000 was raised in support. 

 

2013 Foundation Events

Seventh Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby

Over 100 anglers enjoyed a beautiful day at Selkirk Park on September 25, 2013 taking part in our seventh annual fishing derby.  Lynne Heintz was our big winner this year, taking home the 14-foot Lund boat.  MREA would like to thank everyone who participated, donated prizes and helped to raise over $6,000 for the MREA Shelter Foundation.

The Seventh Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

The heat didn’t stop the golfers at the seventh annual MREA President’s Charity Golf Classic from enjoying a fabulous day. On June 25, 2013, 110-plus REALTORS® and colleagues joined in the fun to support the MREA Shelter Foundation and raised approximately $12,000. A wonderful dinner and prize draws rounded out the day.  MREA would like to thank all our sponsors and prize donors for their generosity.

2012 Foundation Events

Sixth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby

The Sixth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby in support of the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation was held Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Selkirk Park, 200 Eaton Avenue in Selkirk, MB.  Thick fog in the early morning gave way to beautiful sunny skies in the afternoon and a great day was enjoyed by all.

All participants were entered into the grand prize draw, and Rhea Kokesch was the lucky winner of the 16-foot Lund boat, genously donated by Lund Boats and A+ Financial Services. 

Sixth Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 The Manitoba Real Estate Association held its sixth annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic in support of The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation.  It was a great day in the sun at the beautiful Glendale Golf and Country Club.  

Thanks to our sponsors, prize donators, and golfers for making this day an incredible success - approximately $16,000 was raised for The MREA Shelter Foundation this year.  Click here for photos from the event.

Third Annual Winnipeg REALTORS® 'Gimme Shelter' Fundraiser

On Wednesday March 7th, 2012 Winnipeg REALTORS® once again gathered its membership together at CandInns Tijuana Yacht Club for the third annual 'Gimme Shelter' fundraiser in support of the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation.  Click here to see photos from the event.

 

2011 Foundation Events

Fifth Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 the Manitoba Real Estate Association held its fifth annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic in support of the Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation.  Thanks to our sponsors, prize donators, and golfers for making this day an incredible success - over $13,000 was raised for The MREA Shelter Foundation this year. Click here to see photos from the event.

Fifth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby

Beautiful weather, calm water, and many happy anglers made for a wonderful day at Selkirk Park on September 28th, 2011 for the Fifth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby.

Those participating had the chance to win the grand prize - a boat and trailer donated by LUND - and Sid Blum was our big winner this year.  Each of our 'hidden lengths' winners went home with a big-screen TV and every registrant went home with a prize.  

We would like to thank everyone who participated, sponsored, donated prizes and gave their time to help raise over $9,400 for The MREA Shelter Foundation - you made this the best derby yet!  Click here to see photos from the event.

Second Annual Winnipeg REALTORS® 'Gimme Shelter' Fundraiser

The Winnipeg REALTORS® second annual 'Gimme Shelter' fundraiser generated over $50,000 in support of The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation. Roberta Weiss, chair of The MREA Shelter Foundation says, "Gimme Shelter provided a wonderful opportunity for REALTORS® to socialize, be entertained by other REALTORS® and associates and to contribute generously to The MREA Shelter Foundation.  All monies raised stay in Manitoba and are used to support shelter-related charities and improve the quality of life for Manitobans." Click here to see photos from the event.

Builders' Appreciation Evening

On March 10, 2011 The Manitoba Real Estate Association held a Builder Appreciation Evening at REALTOR® Place in Winnipeg. The event was held to thank our intial MREA Shelter Foundation Builders – those who had donated $1,000.00 or more to the foundation – and to present these generous individuals with builder certificates and builder lapel pins.

MREA Shelter Foundation Chair Roberta Weiss spoke about the importance of the builder program, and the good work the foundation is able to do because of these generous donors. Also in attendance were representatives from some of the organizations that received grants from the foundation; they also spoke to the generosity of these donors and the work their charitable organizations have been able to accomplish due to these grants. Click here to see photos from the evening.

 

2010 Foundation Events

Fourth Annual MREA President's Charity Golf Classic

On Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) held its Fourth Annual President's Charity Golf Classic. Proceeds from this charity golf tournament go to The MREA Shelter Foundation which supports shelter-related charitable organizations in Manitoba.  Thanks to our sponsors, prize donators, and golfers for making this day an incredible success - over $14,000 was raised for The MREA Shelter Foundation this year.  Click here to see photos from the event.

Fourth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby

The Fourth Annual REALTORS Care® Fishing Derby took place this year in Selkirk Park with the greatest turn-out in the history of the derby.  112 REALTORS®, friends, family and associates came out to make this the most successful derby ever! Everyone enjoyed the clear (though windy) September weather, a day spent on the Red River, and some friendly competition.

$8,405 was raised this year in support of The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation, making this the largest amount raised in the history of the derby.

Those participating had the chance to win the grand prize - a boat donated by LUND - and Don Friesen was our big winner this year.  Winners in other categories included: Jason Hamilton for biggest catfish at 96.5cm; Gerry Culleton for biggest walleye at 44cm; Len Westwood for biggest bass at 49cm.  Each of our 'hidden lengths' winners went home with a big-screen TV and those lucky participants were: Boris Kolisnyk for catfish; Stephen Yuffe for walleye; Lance Cherry for bass.

We would like to thank everyone who participated, sponsored, donated prizes and gave their time to help make this the best derby yet.

Winnipeg REALTORS® hosts successful inaugural 'Gimme Shelter' Fundraiser

Over 800 REALTORS® came out on March 17th, 2010 to the Tijuana Yacht Club at the CanadInns Polo Park for an evening of fun and music for a great cause. A night of live entertainment by REALTOR® musicians, dinner and prize draws all in support of the MREA Shelter Foundation.

WinnipegREALTORS® put on quite a show by gathering such acts as: The Rosalie Rattai Band, Alan Ediger and The Imposers, No One's Broker, My Matrix Massacre, and The Pegs. Rod "Stewart" Peeler made a special appearance to drive the crowd wild and Ace Burpee entertained everyone as our emcee for the evening.

The MREA Shelter Foundation would like to thank the Winnipeg REALTORS® Association and its staff for their hard work and dedication to making this event so successful. Over $26,000 was raised for the Foundation! All the volunteers, sponsors and prize donators helped to get the event going but it was the members of the real estate community that really took to heart the message of helping and for that, the foundation is profoundly appreciative.  Click here to see photos from the event.

contact

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

 

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