RE/MAX of Nanaimo places great importance on Corporate Social Responsibility and involvement in community service initiatives. Our primary charity of choice is the Children’s Miracle Network™. The CMN benefits BC Children’s Hospital™, which provides care to almost 800 visitors every day. Many of us in Nanaimo have had BC Children’s Hospital™ touch our lives over the years and are so thankful this wonderful facility is there when we need it.
There are several ways in which we fundraise for this remarkable charity. The first is on an individual, and completely voluntary, agent level. Each and every one of our REALTORS® is committed to donating a portion of their earnings each year to the Children’s Miracle Network™. We are a dedicated Miracle office and Miracle city, ranking amongst the top offices in Western Canada for the highest donations. This directly benefits our local children, because the funds donated go directly to BC Children’s Hospital™. Caring for the needs of sick kids are our Corporate Social Responsibility.
Month of Miracles
Another fundraiser we hold annually for the Children’s Miracle Network is the Month of Miracles, which is held every August. During this time RE/MAX recognizes our clients for helping us in our fundraising for the CMN, as with all our charity initiatives for the Children’s Hospital™. We also hold an annual Client Appreciation Day, where donations are gratefully received for Children’s Miracle Network™. So far RE/MAX of Nanaimo agents have raised over $500,000 for the kids!
Accessible Trick or Treating
Accessible Trick or Treating is a national joint program with Home Depot and RE/MAX Canada aimed at helping children with accessibility and mobility issues to join in on the fun on Halloween night.
Home owners can participate in this initiative by displaying an Accessible Trick or Treating sign to show their home is accessible to kids with mobility limitations on Halloween night. For best results, we suggest they display the sign for a week or two leading up to Halloween to increase awareness in their neighbourhood.
Besides numerous events held throughout the year to benefit other local charities, RE/MAX of Nanaimo also provides the use of an outdoor event tent for other community organizations. This popular service is well used by many of Nanaimo’s service groups, such as the Serauxmen Club, Wellington Junior Soccer, the SPCA, the Silly Boat Regatta, Nanaimo Parks Recreation and Culture, the Cystic Fibrosis Society and many others. Contact our office to book the event tent by calling 250-751-1223.
Annual Customer Appreciation
At our Annual Customer Appreciation Day, The RE/MAX of Nanaimo property turns into a circus with music, rides, climbing walls, food, live music and much more. This is where our REALTORS® and owners come out to host a day of giving back to the community that gives so much.
Independent REALTOR® Events
Various independent realtor events include fundraising through cycling rides, Secret Santa, Cops for Cancer, and SPCA.
Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike
RE/MAX of Nanaimo makes an annual difference with the Heart and Stroke Foundation by helping to fund research that’s saving lives and supporting heart disease and stroke survivors and their families. 29+ RE/MAX of Nanaimo REALTORS® and staff show up year-after-year to made a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and stopped traffic to support critical heart disease and stroke research.
In 2019, RE/MAX of Nanaimo Affiliates raised $1,300.50 for heart disease. In the past five years, RE/MAX of Nanaimo Affiliates have donated over 5 Thousand this important cause. This year we rode in honor of our very own Lindy Cousins.
Quest for Excellence Bursary
The Quest for Excellence Bursary is a bursary program available to grade 12 students in Western Canada. This program aims to recognize the success of students through leadership and community contribution. The Quest for Excellence Bursary was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada.
What is the Award?
RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two.
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RE/MAX believes in protecting the environments of communities worldwide and minimizing its own carbon footprint. RE/MAX REALTORS® who have become RE/MAX Green Specialists by completing an approved professional designation can show clients ways to make their home greener, more energy-efficient and thus increase its appeal for buyers. RE/MAX World Headquarters has also earned the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for Existing Buildings, which meant verifying its environmental sustainability and efficiency. RE/MAX of Nanaimo has also adopted a paperless transition system.
Corporate Social Responsibility
At RE/MAX of Nanaimo, we believe in giving back as much as possible to the community that has given so much to us. We are truly grateful to live in such an incredible part of the world, with even more remarkable people, and it is our sincere pleasure to be able to give ourselves to the community in any way we can. Our REALTORS® sit on community boards, volunteer thousands of hours throughout the community each year, and give generously. When it matters, RE/MAX of Nanaimo is there.