GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
We consider ourselves very fortunate and proud to work in such a vibrant community which is so supportive of our business. In recognition, we feel it is important to find ways of giving back to the community we live, work and play in.
Spokes For Kids
We know and value the importance of having access to good hospitals, staffed with the best medical teams and where technology advances happen everyday. This is equally as important for our children. Working with many families is very much a part of a realtor's life and we often hear of various challenges and heartbreaks that these families have to face in dealing and coping with their children's health issues.
Miracles happen everyday at BC Children's Hospital! Read Colton's story.
Blessed with good health and privileged to live in such a beautiful place as the Okanagan Valley, enjoying this wonderful, enviable lifestyle, we decided to do something to make a difference in the lives of so many. So in 2006 we spearheaded, organized and participated in a RE/MAX bike-a-thon to raise money for BC Children's Hospital. Riding on the event's success, we decided to make it an annual event (with the exception of 2009 due to the severe forest fires) and to-date, have raised over $145,000 for sick and injured children.
In 2011, we changed gears and location! We laid downthe bicycles and got on our motorbikes instead. It was an exciting and fun filled, two day event. Started in Vernon and traveled through some of the most spectacular scenery in BC to the Kootenays.
This success of this event would not be possible if not for our dedicated RE/MAX Realtors and friends who rode on behalf of children and families in their respective communities. Thank you all for your passion, dedication and loyalty to the charity. We are honoured and grateful to have them on our spokes for kids team. So a big THANK YOU to Leo Bruneau and Wayne Dick from RE/MAX All Points Realty, Coquitlam; Jesse East, RE/MAX Kelowna, Gerald Teichroeb from RE/MAX Kamloops Realty, Rowen Grant of RTown Media, Whistler, Stephen Phillips, Vernon, Bryon and Sue Brandle of RE/MAX Vernon and to our entire Heidi Lussi Real Estate Team!
RE/MAX Yard Sale for The Cure
Thank you everyone for making this year's event a great success. At RE/MAX Vernon, we raised nearly $2,500!!
We were thrilled to have participated at the RE/MAX Yard Sale for the Cure. Sadly everyone, in some way or another, either personally, or knows of a family member, friend or colleague who has been touched by cancer. So it is only fitting that we do what we can in helping to make cancer history.
With the help and support from our great community, another step was taken towards the fight. Thank you.
Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports
As an avid skier, Heidi is happy to be a regular sponsor and equipment donor to Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS) at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Seeing young children and adults being able to enjoy a sport we also love during the winter months made us decide to buy their first sit-ski for the Children a few years ago and have supported them in their annual ski races ever since. I would like to thank all the volunteers as well for supporting such a great organization.
Annual Realtors Food Drive
The HEIDI LUSSI Real Estate Team was proud to be apart of the 34th Annual Realtors food drive. Thousands of items jammed the shelves of the North Okanagan food bank after the food drive. In Greater Vernon, 20 tons of food was collected, up from 19 tons last year. The donations were sorted through and will be able to fill the anticipated 800 Christmas food hampers and will also feed people well into 2012.
Thank you to all who donated their non-perishable food items and to all the Realtors who participated in the collection. It would not be successful without every single one of you!
Dancing with the Vernon Stars
Dancing in the first “Dancing with the Vernon Stars” was a great experience and that year we raised over $17, 000 for the Hospice House, another great event to support our community.
A great Thank You to Lorna who owns Cheek to Cheek dance Studio for organizing this event in order to support the Hospice House.
Additional Charity Involvement
Yard Sale For the Cure
Children’s Christmas Workshop
Interior Health – North Okanagan
Vernon Lions Club
Boy Scouts Canada