4th Annual Gimme Shelter Event: March 13th

Please see the below invitation from WinnipegREALTORS®


 REALTORS® come together every year in March to raise money for shelter-related causes in Winnipeg. This year is no different! Mark Wednesday, March 13th in your calendar and come out and support a great cause. The event is called Gimme Shelter and can be described as a big social with lots of fun, food, musical entertainment and opportunities to win prizes through a silent and live auction.

 TIME:  5pm until midnight

 PLACE: The Ranch Saloon – 1931 Pembina Hwy.

 PRICE: $25.00
 Who to call to get tickets:      Roger Burns – (204) 453-7653 or

                                                      WinnipegREALTORS® at (204) 786-8854

 In its fourth year since WinnipegREALTORS® launched Gimme Shelter in 2010, all of the $125,000 raised so far has been donated to the Manitoba Real Estate Association’s Shelter Foundation.

 “We are very appreciative of WinnipegREALTORS® ongoing commitment through the Gimme Shelter social fundraiser to support our Foundation,” said REALTOR® Hannon Bell, chair of MREA’s Shelter Foundation. “ I look forward to another fun evening with REALTORS® showing off their musical talents and helping us raise more money at the same time.”

Some notable beneficiaries of this major fundraiser have been Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity, Siloam Mission, St. Matthews Housing and Esther House. Esther House is a safe haven for women recovering from addictions.  Here is what Esther House meant to Lee, one of the women needing and receiving their support.

“Knowing I had the opportunity to reside at Esther House during treatment allowed me to concentrate my full attention on recovery without fear and anxiety about safe, affordable housing afterwards. This chance that I had to reside here has both changed and saved my life; by giving me a safe home where I have learned to be confident in my abilities, where I have learned to trust others and allow them to trust me, and where I have learned to love myself again. My gratitude is beyond words.”

“While many REALTORS® are involved in the community in various capacities as residents, individuals committed to different causes or through their real estate brokerage companies,  Gimme Shelter is one event where all of us come together as a collective group,” said REALTOR® Susan Belanger, a director of WinnipegREALTORS® and chair of the Gimme Shelter Fundraising Committee.

 “Our efforts are making a difference to shelter-related causes such as affordable housing and homelessness. We encourage anyone interested in supporting this worthwhile event to come out and join us on March 13th at the Ranch Saloon on Pembina Hwy.”

 Established in 1903, WinnipegREALTORS® is a professional association representing over 1,700 real estate brokers, salespeople, appraisers, and financial members active in the Greater Winnipeg Area real estate market.  Its REALTOR® members adhere to a strict code of ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) designed exclusively for REALTORS®. WinnipegREALTORS® serves its members by promoting the benefits of an organized real estate profession.  REALTOR®, MLS® and Multiple Listing Service® are trademarks owned and controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association and are used under licence.

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