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REALTORS® In the Community

In addition to offering a full range of services to meet the public's Real Estate needs, REALTORS® in the Durham Region care and take pride in the communities where they work and live.

Every week of every month, in every season, REALTORS® give time and donations to help worthwhile community causes. They shave heads on a dare, organize seniors Christmas light tours, organize fundraising events of all sizes, and pick up a hammer and saw to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. REALTORS® help those who need it in a multitude of ways.

This page is dedicated to REALTORS® in Durham Region and to their causes.


Durham REALTORS® Donate $5,000 to Alberta Flood Victims

DURHAM REGION - Due to the devastating flooding caused by heavy rains, a state of emergency has been declared in communities across Southern Alberta. Lives have been lost and tens of thousands of people in Calgary and the surrounding areas remain out of their homes.

The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) has donated $5,000 to help these communities in need. "When terrible events occur, you often see a community pull together, and even though this isn't happening in our backyard, we feel compelled to help. In fact, the Canadian REALTOR® community as a whole has shown tremendous support for the victims of this terrible flood," expressed Ian Smith, President of the Durham Region Association of REALTORS®.

The Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has provided a secure place where REALTORS® and other members of the community can donate online. Simply visit REALTORScare.ca to make a donation. All money raised will be provided to Alberta's local relief fund efforts.



Port Perry REALTORS® Ride the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke

On Tuesday, June 18th, some of our Port Perry REALTORS® participated in the Heart & Stroke Big Bike to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and together, we are helping improve this statistic. Donations collected totalled over $1,700 and will help continue to fund live-giving research so that all Canadians can live longer, fuller, lives.



Local REALTORS® Raise Over $20,000 for Shelter

On May 11th Royal LePage offices across Canada participated in the Garage Sale for Shelter in support of Abused Women and their children.

This annual event brings local residents together with Royal LePage REALTORS® to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence. One hundred percent of all funds raised at the Royal LePage Frank Real Estate Garage Sale for Shelter go to support local women's shelters, Whitby's Muslim Welfare Home, Oshawa's Y's Wish and Denise House and Bowmanville's Bethesda House as well as to fund long-term solutions to end family violence. Over the past four years, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate has raised over $37,600 from the Garage Sale for Shelter. This year's event was a huge success and raised over $20,000!



Keller Williams Energy Feed 1,000 Families This Christmas

Keller Williams Energy held their 5th Annual Turkey Drive on Saturday, December 15th.

This annual tradition began in 2008 when there were only 40 agents and the goal was to feed 50 families. This year, 1,000 families will receive a turkey dinner thanks to Keller Williams Energy, volunteers, sponsors and the amazing support of Oshawa Community Health Centre.

For the first time, Keller Williams Energy took the Turkey Drive off site, and partnered with Oshawa Community Health Centre where the hampers were assembled and distributed.



Royal Service Real Estate Donates $11,210 & 662 lbs of Food to the East Clarington Food Bank

For the past four years, Janice Parish along with her team from Royal Service Real Estate, have successfully hosted a fundraising event for the Clarington Food Bank.

Each year, with growing popularity, the fundraiser brings in more and more to support this local cause. This year the event featured three amazing live bands, a very large silent auction, with over 90 items from homemade pies to movie tickets, door prizes, and Oshawa Generals box seats and share the wealth draws.


Royal LePage Frank Donates $19,000 to Local Shelters

Who could have imagined that selling old dishes, unwanted furniture and outgrown toys could save a woman's life and give a young person the chance for a brighter future?

Yet on May 12, 2012, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate, along with Royal LePage offices across the country hosted the 4th Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter and did just that. They raised $19,000 to support Whitby's Muslim Welfare Home and Oshawa' Y's Wish Shelter and are proud to announce that they placed 4th for the most money raised out of 130 offices across Canada.

Royal LePage Frank's garage sale committee is so thankful to the community, clients, friends and family who donated, sponsored and attended this event!



Coldwell Banker RMR REALTORS® Raise $3,946.00 for St. Vincent Pallotti's Kitchen

Presenting cheque to Ruth Pukrin from St. Vincent's is Rafael Roberto, CRB President; Patricia Chiasson, Sales Representative and Corinne Turansky, Sales Representative.

Located in Oshawa, Durham Outlook for the Needy (St. Vincent Pallotti's Kitchen) is a non-profit organization. Named after St. Vincent Pallotti (1795-1850) who dedicated his life to helping the poor and underprivileged, the organization was started in 1990 by a group of dedicated Oshawa residents who strived to help those in need in the Durham Region.



Royal Service Real Estate Inc. Raises $7,000 for Food Bank

It was a fantastic turnout on Saturday November 19th, at the Newcastle Town Hall for Royal Service's 3rd Annual Fundraiser for the Clarington East Food Bank. Live Music, Silent Auction and lots of Dancing! They raised $7,000 for the food bank as well as lots of canned goods were donated. Royal Service would like to thank everyone that supported this event.



Team RE/MAX CIBC Runs For The Cure

Team RE/MAX of Durham would like to thank all of our sponsors, clients and participants who helped make this years' event a success. In spite of the rain we had a great turnout and raised between $9-10 thousand.

This is our 8th year participating in the run and our donations to date for our team exceeds $135,000. Yeah Team RE/MAX!

Thank You to our Community from the Brokers & Sales Representatives at: RE/MAX Ability, RE/MAX Jazz, RE/MAX Rouge River and RE/MAX First, Brokerages....

A very special thank you to CIBC for being the event sponsor and for the many volunteers who tirelessly help....



Team Sachko Raises Over $2,300 for Leukemia & Breast Cancer

Team Sachko of Keller Williams Energy Real Estate in Whitby was overwhelmed by the support from the local community for their Charity Yard Sale. The sale raised over $2,300 for Leukemia and Breast Cancer Foundations in only 5 Hours. Team Sachko thanks the community, past and current clients and business partners for making this event a success.



Royal LePage Frank Real Estate Donates Proceeds from Garage Sale to Local Shelter

On May 14, 2011, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate, along with Royal LePage offices across the country hosted the 3rd Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter and did just that. The event set a new record by raising more than $400,000 nationally in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, and locally raised $8,588.53 to support Whitby's Muslim Welfare Home and Oshawa' Y's Wish Shelter. Their efforts gave them a spot in the top ten offices for money raised across the country - competing with over 120 other offices.

Together, the Royal LePage Frank Real Estate offices in Whitby, Port Perry, Peterborough and Bancroft raised over $15,000 - giving them the #7 spot for money raised across the country.



Carol Norris and Theresa Doyle - Run for the Cure

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation allocates funds to high-quality research and community grants across the country. The Foundation funds initiatives that support and advocate for: relevant and innovative research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. Our investments are made with a strategic focus on the impact on the lives of those most affected by breast cancer, including improving quality of life and increasing knowledge about breast cancer risk reduction and treatment.

Carol Norris and Theresa Doyle have been the Co-Captains of the Run for the Cure for the last 7 years and have raised in excess of $100,000. Below is a picture of Carol and Theresa with Canada AM co-host and Ontario Region Honorary Chair, Beverly Thomson at the 4th Annual Mad Hatters Tea Party where volunteer contributions are celebrated.

Top Reasons to Move to Durham Region

  1. World Class Entertainment
  2. Durham College, Trent University campus, and UOIT
  3. Beautiful Parks and Beaches
  4. Many of Golf Courses Nearby
  5. Close to Many Ski Hills
  6. Great Shopping
  7. Fine Dining
  8. Brand New Recreation Complexes
  9. Easily Accessible to Toronto on the GO
  10. Family Friendly Community
  11. Strong Sense of Community Pride
  12. Modern Hospitals
  13. Marina's
  14. Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  15. Arenas
  16. Conservation Areas
  17. Zoos
  18. Casinos
  19. Indoor Sports Facilities
  20. Local Dinner Theatres and Art Galleries
  21. Oshawa Airport

Top 10 Schools in Durham

Top Elementry Schools - Durham Region

2013-14 Rank School Name City 2013-14 Rating
1 63/3037 Earl A Fairman Whitby 9.1
2 74/3037 Father Joseph Venini Oshawa 9
3 84/3037 Claremont Claremont 8.9
4 113/3037 Elizabeth B Phin Pickering 8.7
5 125/3037 William Dunbar Pickering 8.6
6 125/3037 Valley View Greenwood 8.6
7 149/3037 St Joseph Uxbridge 8.5
8 149/3037 St Mark the Evangelist Whitby 8.5
9 238/3037 Dr S J Phillips Oshawa 8.2
10 238/3037 Sir Samuel Steele Whitby 8.2


Top Secondary Schools - Durham Region

2013-14 Rank School Name City 2013-14 Rating
1 136/749 O'Neill Oshawa 7.5
2 163/749 Donald A. Wilson Whitby 7.3
3 198/749 Port Perry Port Perry 7.1
4 215/749 Sinclair Whitby 7
5 215/749 Father Leo J Austin Whitby 7
6 215/749 All Saints Whitby 7
7 281/749 Uxbridge Uxbridge 6.7
8 306/749 J Clarke Richardson Ajax 6.6
9 325/749 Notre Dame Ajax 6.5
10 344/749 R.S. Mclaughlin Oshawa 6.4


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