August 08, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Vancouver, BC - For the third year in a row, CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. took top spot at the Okanagan Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay and was named the charity event's top fundraising team.
The CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. CENTURION relay team was able to top their fundraising figure from last year and raised an astounding $20,073.00.
The June 7 and 8 event raised $170,000.00 for the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal Camp Winfield, and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. More than 800 runners and walkers circled the Apple Bowl Stadium and the Parkinson Rec Fields in the relay for 24 hours straight.
"It is so exciting to see this money go towards changing the lives of kids who live right here in our community", says Grant Wiebe, owner of CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd., "Easter Seals operates a summer camp for kids located just outside of Kelowna and we get the chance to see the impact of our efforts first-hand." The fundraising initiatives of CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. include an annual charity dinner and participation in the annual Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay.
"CENTURY 21 Canada is honoured to recognize the tremendous fundraising efforts of CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.," says Don Lawby, President of CENTURY 21 Canada. "The charitable contribution from the members of this company is an example of our dedication to community giving. It is a philosophy that is embodied by the entire CENTURY 21 organization and we congratulate Ken Wiebe and Grant Wiebe on this great accomplishment."
Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership is a real estate franchisor with exclusive rights to the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada and is part of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization. CENTURY 21 Canada provides comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System, which is comprised of more than 8,800 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 60 countries and territories, with more than 145,000 sales representatives worldwide. CENTURY 21 Canada is the only organization to offer customers AIR MILES® reward miles on real estate transactions.
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