REALTORS® Ride for Heart



RAHB REALTORS®, along with their friends and families, took to the streets on Friday, June 15 in Ancaster, and on Tuesday, June 19 in Hamilton to participate in two Heart & Stroke “Big Bike Rides”.  The RAHB team, a blend of REALTORS® from 15 real estate offices throughout RAHB’s market area, rode on a 30-seat tandem bicycle to help raise awareness and funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

RAHB’s participation in the event was organized by RAHB’s Membership Area Representation Committee (MARC).  The teams showed their heart and generosity by raising a combined total of $­­­­5,735.

“This was a fabulous opportunity for RAHB members to show their support for a great cause,” noted 2012 MARC Chair Tom Peddle.

This was the fifth Celebrate Your Community event offered by RAHB in which members are encouraged to visit a community in the association’s market area and participate in a community event. Previous events have taken place in Dunnville, Cayuga, Grimsby and Hamilton. Each event has also raised funds for local charities and, to date, over $20,000 has been presented to charities in RAHB’s communities.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Big Bike Ride and helped raised funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation!


Charity golf tournament supports HOAP and education

Over 130 golfers and sponsors enjoyed the blue skies over Copetown Woods Golf Club during the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 14.  The annual tournament raised $15,250 to support RAHB’s Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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

The Top Foursome trophy went to John Pocobene, Todd Barker, David Seburn and Miles Kulik.  Other prize winners were Pauline Lewis (ladies’ Closest to the Pin), Chuck Vitanza (men’s Closest to the Pin), Suzanne Boyce (ladies’ Closest to the Rope), Mark Biehler (men’s Closest to the Rope), Collin Maddern, Barb Sukkau, Doug Tunis (first, second and third, respectively, Putting Contest) and Kelly Christopherson (50/50 Draw).

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