March 16, 2012 Winnipeg, MB – Making things happen, say those who know him, is a fitting account of 2011’s recipient of the CMHC Distinguished REALTOR® Award. Sheldon Zamick, of Sutton Kilkenny Real Estate has worked diligently over the years supporting many different charitable organizations, and proving that REALTORS® are involved in making the community a better place every day. Zamick has been an active member of the Manitoba Real Estate Association since 1986 and a licensed broker since 1990. Zamick has also been a WinnipegREALTORS® Director since 2009.
“It is normally quite easy to ramble off a list of committee work and community involvement of a recipient,” said Lynn Power, a Business Development Representative for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation who presented the award at the MREA Annual General Meeting on March 14.
“Our recipient has gone way above and beyond, extolling passion for the industry, in addition to an almost endless list of community causes. The Association is fortunate to have a true leader within its membership,” added Power. Zamick has lent his time to an extensive number of organizations over the years including, but not limited to Habitat for Humanity, Winnipeg Humane Society, United Way of Winnipeg, St. Amant Centre, and Charleswood Lions Seniors Centre. He presently sits on the Board of Governors for the MREA Shelter Foundation and is the current Chair for the National REALTOR® Campaign for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights which has so far raised almost 1.7 million of its target goal of two million dollars. In 2004 Zamick was awarded the WinnipegREALTORS® Community Service Award.
“I am very proud to receive this award, and truly wish that all of our associates will continue to do good work in their community to make the world a better place,” said Zamick.
The purpose of the CMHC Distinguished REALTOR® Award is to recognize an active member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and dedication to the real estate industry through Board/Association involvement and community service. In 2010 the recipient was Ruthe Penner.
The Manitoba Real Estate Association accepts nominations by the end of January every year.