I’ve been a huge supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters over the years. For the past two years I have held the Dan Cooper Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at Glen Abbey in support of BBBS Halton. And on June 14th, I participated in the 18th annual Golf Classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington.
The tournament at Copetown Woods Golf Club attracted more than 100 golfers to raise money for a great cause. I can’t say enough about the tremendous work this organization does for the youth in our communities. So many young people need a mentor, and the BBBS branches are matching adults who will give their time and energy to help our leaders of the future.
The day was magnificent. We had good weather, great companionship and generous sponsors who donated some outstanding prizes. For example, every par 3 had a contest with prizes that included golf clubs, vehicles and more. The generosity of the business community in this area is overwhelming and goes a long way to helping charitable and community organizations such as BBBS do their invaluable work.
Radio sportscaster Al Craig was on hand to act as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the evening portion of the event. Good friend Matt Dunigan, who has been a celebrity guest at my tournament, had also graciously given his time to be the celebrity guest at the Hamilton and Burlington tournament. He also happened to win it as well. Little Brother Justin and his Big Brother Greg gave a great talk to further inform the attendees about the value of mentoring relationships.
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If you want a close look at something truly different in home building, be sure to drop into the Grand Opening of the first GreenHouse certified home in Halton on Saturday, May 8th at 1 p.m. The house, which is now for sale, is located at 2305 Belyea Street in Bronte Village. The two-storey home has been built by a young company with a mission to build energy-efficient, ecofriendly homes. Greenbilt Homes is dedicated to make green homes affordable by building infill projects in the GTA that are comparable in price to regular homes.
Home building in Ontario is gradually becoming greener, and the major push for this change is coming from the industry itself. There are a number of industry-wide initiatives that are encouraging home builders to embrace and adopt energy-efficient products, technologies and practices, but it is individual companies like Greenbilt Homes that are leading the way. As the Broker on this exciting new project, I am proud to be associated with the latest evolution in building and to be part of this critical movement of creating homes that will reduce our carbon footprint. With this house, Greenbilt is proving that you don’t need expensive and state-of-the-art technologies to achieve green. In fact, many of their solutions are common sense such as relying on daylight for lighting, overhangs and porches for cooling, utilizing recut and repolished granite, quartz with recycled glass, cork flooring in the kitchen with 100 per cent recycled content and the list goes on. In fact, there are 85 green features, combining to exceed the GreenHouse Certification requirements.
This collective of heavy hitters within the real estate industry are hand-picked from separate communities within the GTA because of their incredible records. Simply put, they are the best of the best. They are not chosen by the real estate brokerage they represent, but rather for their stellar and steady performance over time.
Every member brings a unique set of skills and value that translates into exemplary service for their clients. All team members contribute knowledge and years of experience from marketing strategy and website utilization to negotiation strategies.
Napoleon Hill interviewed 500 of the "richest" people in the world when he wrote, "Think and Grow Rich". All 500 had ONE thing in common: Every one of them worked with a "Mastermind" group. It is this type of thinking that allows these realtors to stay on top of their game without compromising on value towards their clients.
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