Charity golf tournament: women’s shelters are the big winners!

Gusting winds, sweltering heat and predictions of thunderstorms didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of RAHB members, friends and sponsors at the 2017 Charity Golf Tournament.

The annual event, held May 18 at the prestigious Beverly Golf and Country Club, raised money for two local women’s shelters: Halton Women’s Place and the Interval House of Hamilton. Representatives from both organizations were on hand to play in the tournament and to receive cheques for the proceeds from the tournament. Each organization received $2,500, and will receive additional funds when the final tally is in.

RAHB 2017 Charity Golf Tournament Highlights include:

Ladies’ and Men’s Longest Drive
Jennifer Daniel and James Mink

Putting Contest
1st Nicole Vandervelde, 2nd Brian O’Donovan, 3rd Nic von Bredow

Foursome at Beverly Golf & Country Club
Frank Carestia

Grand Door Prize (Propane BBQ)
Dan Ciccone

View more highlights in the photos below!

RAHB Golf Tournament Charities

(l-r) Laurie Hepburn, Halton Women’s Shelter; RAHB President Lou Piriano; Nancy Smith, Interval House


RAHB Charity Golf Tournament Top Foursome

Top Foursome (l-r) Frank Salvatore, Paul Silvestri, Franco Silvestri, Frank Carestia


RAHB Charity Golf Tournament Closest to the Smirnoff Contest

Closest to the Smirnoff Contest Winner – Gary Stirling


RAHB Charity Golf Tournament Men’s and Ladies’ Closest to the Hole Contest

Men’s and Ladies’ Closest to the Hole Contest: (l-r) Mark Huttram and Sandi Allanson


RAHB Charity Golf Tournament Special Guest

The 18th hole featured special guest pro golfer Todd Keirstead of Golf with Attitude, who entertained golfers with his amazing trick shots. The hole was also a hole-in-two contest for a trip to Myrtle Beach; unfortunately, the prize went unclaimed.

Charity Golf Tournament Sponsors

June 23, 2016 – an excellent day for golf!


Golf9Over 100 RAHB members, supporters and tournament sponsors turned out to enjoy a day of golf, food and prizes at the 19th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Copetown Woods Golf Club. The weather cooperated and made for a perfect day!

Prize winners


(l-r) Dave Steinman, Chris Cutaia, Jason Hensen, Lisa Hensen (Top Foursome) and RAHB President, Kim Alvarez


Golf2(l-r) Don Abma (Closest to the Rope – Men’s), RAHB President Kim Alvarez, Pearl Schinkel (Closest to the Rope – Ladies’)


Golf3(l-r) RAHB President Kim Alvarez, Evan Stark (Longest Drive – Men’s)


Golf4(l-r) RAHB President, Kim Alvarez and Darlene Kretzschmar (Closest to the Crown Royal)


Golf5(l-r) Jason Craddock (Closest to the Pin) and RAHB President, Kim Alvarez


Golf6(l-r) Dave Steinman (50/50 Draw) and RAHB President Kim Alvarez


Golf7(l-r) Jason Hensen, Sanjay Modi and Marilyn Kuhnle (1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, Putting Contest)

Julia Fedak (Longest Drive – Ladies’) no photo


Unfortunately, there were no winners of the two Hole-in-One contests and the prizes – a 2-year lease on a 2016 Mercedes and an Air Transat vacation – went unclaimed. The good news is that $1,160 was raised through the entry fee for the Air Transat vacation contest and it will be going to the Childhood Cancer Foundation – another winner in the tournament!

Golf8(l-r) Robert Schinkel, Golf Tournament Task Force chair; Lorraine Ferrari, Golfer’s Green; and RAHB CEO, George O’Neill


Thanks to the golfers, sponsors and donors who supported the tournament and helped make it a great day. The numbers aren’t in yet for how much was raised for the Karan Barker Scholarship Fund, so watch Message of the Day and REALinfo for the results.

Event Sponsors

The Hamilton Spectator

Real Estate News & Buyers Guide

Real Services Photography Inc.

ACISS Home and Commercial Inspections
American House
Brechin & Huffman
Castlerock Inspections
Coldwell Banker Community Professionals
Creative Outdoor Advertising
J.M. Edwards Associates
Frankel Law Offices
Genworth Canada
Golfer’s Green
Green Germann Sakran
Investors Group Financial Services Ltd.
Mercedes Benz Burlington
Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
Ontario Real Estate Association
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre
SB Partners
Schinkel Real Estate & Appraisals
SMD Design & Print Solutions
Sutton Group Innovative Realty
The McLean Team
The Real Estate Book
The Royal Coachman
Uncle Ross Golf
Wicked Things
Xanadu Woodworks


A beautiful day for golf!

Golfers and sponsors enjoyed the blue skies over Hidden Lake Golf Club during the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 25.  The annual tournament raised $9,023 to support RAHB’s Home Ownership Affordability Program (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Scholarship Fund.

GolfPresident Donna Bacher presents Michael and Chris Griffith with the Top Foursome Trophy (Amanda Gibbons and Oran Johnson not available for photo).


Prize winners were Michael Griffith, Chris Griffith, Amanda Gibbons, and Oran Johnson (Top Foursome), Judy Sweeting (ladies’ Closest to the Rope and ladies’ Putting Contest), Jack Wright (men’s Closest to the Rope), Roy Drysdale (men’s Putting Contest) and Allan Spisak (50/50 Draw).

“What a great day of golfing”, said Bob Schinkel Chair of the Golf Tournament Task Force.  “Not only did participants enjoy a day of golf and networking, but our affordable housing program and scholarship fund benefited as well.”

Thank you to our golfers, sponsors and donors who made this another successful tournament.


Burlington Post
Real Estate
Real Estate News & Buyers Guide
REAL Services Inc.
The Hamilton Spectator

Brechin & Huffman
Castlerock Home Inspections
ClubLink Inc.
Commercial Investor – Yellow Pages Next Home
Creative Outdoor Advertising
ERIS-Environmental Risk Information Services
Frankel Law Offices
Golden Horseshoe Credit Union
Hearth & Home Realty Inc.
Investors Group
J.M. Edwards Associates
Kelsey’s Ancaster
Ontario Real Estate Association
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
Royal LePage Macro Realty Inc.
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre
Schinkel Real Estate & Appraisals
SMD Design & Print Solutions
State Farm Insurance
Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc.
Team One Home Inspections
The Royal Coachman
Tin Cup Sports Grill
Upper James Toyota


Mark YOUR Calendar

Professional Development Courses
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – Lower Level
C – Chambers Room              M – McCullough Room

  • Accredited Senior Agent (ASA)
    Wednesday, September 10 and
    Thursday, September 11 – M, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fusion Level 1
    Tuesday, September 16 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
    Tuesday, September 30 – C, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Broker Load
    Thursday, September 11 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday, September 25 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, October 10 – C, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Point2 Demonstration
    Tuesday, September 16 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • New Member Orientation (by invitation only)
    Friday, September 26 – M, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Professional Development Days – October 7 to 9

  • Maximize Your Online Marketing with Listing Syndication
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Online Privacy and Security
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Door Knocking and Cold Calling – How Passé
    Tuesday, October 7 – M, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Growing Your Business with Email and Social Media
    Wednesday, October 8 – M, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Social Media Marketing Made Simple
    Wednesday, October 8 – M, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Review of Retrofit
    Thursday, October 9 – M, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Mould
    Thursday, October 9 – M, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To register for above courses, email Angela at or call 905.529.8101 x233


Board of Directors, Committee and Task Force Meetings
Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd. – First Floor
T – Thompson Room              P – Purnell Room

  • Auction, Wednesday, September 10 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Board of Directors, Thursday, September 11 – T, 9 a.m.
  • Professional Development, Friday, September 12 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Governance, Wednesday, September 17 – T, 9 a.m.
  • Golf Tournament, Friday, September 19 – T, 9:30 a.m.
  • Communications, Thursday, September 25 – T, 9:30 a.m.


Upcoming Events

  • Hamilton Mayoral Candidates Breakfast
    Thursday, September 18 – 8 a.m.

    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
  • Broker of Record/Managers Meeting
    Wednesday, October 22
    RAHB Office, 505 York Blvd., Hamilton
  • Town Hall Meetings
    Thursday, October 23
    Grace United Church, 301 Broad St E, Dunnville
    Wednesday, October 29
    Tyandaga Golf and Country Club, 1264 Tyandaga Park Dr., Burlington
  • Regional Commercial Council – Election Breakfast
    Wednesday, November 5
    Waterfront Conference Centre
    555 Bay St. N., Hamilton
  • RAHB Charity Auction & Social
    Thursday, November 20 – Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
  • National Housing Day
    Friday, November 21

    Waterfront Conference Centre
    555 Bay St. N., Hamilton
  • RAHB Election Meeting
    Thursday, November 27

    Royal Botanical Gardens
    680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington
  • RAHB Annual Appreciation Gala
    Saturday, January 17, 2015

    Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
    1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton


RAHB Office Closures
Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving Day