CENTURY 21 Advanced Realty
- 1415A Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1N3
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10 Year Centurion Producer, Realtor®, Entrepreneur.
As CENTURY 21® Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21® brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today.
We are top sellers in our area and bring special expertise into country and waterfront properties. Septic fields, wells, zoning regulations, special control zones, horse properties, restricted zones, are just some of the areas not all agents can provide correct information. Buying a home should be a positive experience and we strive to create a fun and professional approach to property buying and selling.
Let us assist you in finding your dream home or property, in a neighborhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.
George Hacking also has special experience in development and commercial properties. The Selkirk, St. Clements and St. Andrews areas are rapidly growing and it is important to understand the opportunities and consequences of development whether you are developing or inadvertently buying in the path of an unwanted development, knowledge is power.
Feel free to call me at any time. There are no stupid questions, especially when you are looking at the most important purchase you are likely to make in your life!! We look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
Although I consider myself more than capable in all real estate areas, my Personal Specialty is Waterfront Homes in the Red River Basin, and especially the Netley Creek waterfront located in Petersfield, Mb. These resort homes offer a cottage lifestyle that is easily commuted for 4 seasons. So sell the house and cottage and cut one lawn all year and fish and swim after work. There is a great golf course out there too, with a very challenging back 9 and great food and banquet services.http://www.netleycreekgolf.com/main/index.htm
I am developing an expertise in New Construction and have cultivated relationships with many builders and trades persons, I have been involved with the construction of over 40 homes in Selkirk and district lately and are working on several more. Creekside Development is rapidly reaching capacity, and we anticipate a series of new Selkirk communities being announced in 2017. See our show home at www.313greenwood.info and soon on Superior Avenue in Selkirk. Our builders are extremely capable and if you can scratch it out on a napkin, we can develop a plan and build it at prices competitive with any RTM builder.
Newly available subdivisions are springing up all over St. Clements and St. Andrews. It's important to have local expertise to properly assess the pros and cons of each location. We have great trade and construction contacts and experience with insurance and planning issues that may arise.
PANORAMIC VIRTUAL TOURS
Click on the above link for great sweeping panoramic virtual tours and new info as it arrives. Most info is on the Century 21 site and the vu-vista site has some limitations for apple users but we do what we can to get the widest audience for your listings
Real Estate is a "people business" and you can't help but be inspired and affected by the communities you are involved in. We come from a Family of Volunteers and my dad was one of the key organizers of the Petersfield Sports Day and a Past President of Petersfield Curling Club. I still remember flooding and painting the rinks with great guys like Wayne Bracken, Eugene Lenuik, Murray Foster, Wilmer Fedorchuk, Gord Kiziuk and many others - my job was keeping the warm hose from melting the ice by holding it off the ice; a job shared by all the young guys at the time.
Well, lots of water under the bridge since then, and we still try to do our part in the community. My new favorite project is sponsoring the treats for donors at the monthly blood donor clinics held in Selkirk. I have given over 55 times and appreciate the coffee and donut in the post donation area. Anyway, we are off to a good start and I am brainstorming some promotions to make them great clinics. Call 1-888-2donate (1 888 236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca. I got a donut for you!!
I am also a voting member on the Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative ( ARDI ). Ardi has granted almost 40 million $ since its inception in 1998 and we are proud that private or research enterprises have invested even more in matching funds to find the answers important to agriculture. There have been so many successes it's better if you see for yourself - It's my real opportunity to use my biology degree but I don't pretend to understand it all - it's fantastic work moving Manitoba forward http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/research/ardi/
Just celebrated 20 years as a member of the Selkirk Ducks Unlimited Host Committee. http://www.ducks.ca/how-you-can-help/be-volunteer/
- Past Volunteer: Terry Fox Run Sept @ Selkirk Park - Please get involved http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Manitoba_.html the greatest people run it and run in it; but a short walk is OK too.
- Past President Selkirk & District Chamber of Commerce - Great group of motivated and dedicated professionals - new in town? Best network there is http://www.selkirkanddistrictchamber.ca/
- Past Executive Member and Vice President of Petersfield Curling Club - still curl there today http://www.petersfieldcurlingclub.com/
- Past Board Member Manitoba Aviation Council http://manitobaaviationcouncil.net/
- Past Assistant Co-ordinator Selkirk Jr Curling Program. http://www.selkirkcurlingclub.com/
- Past Member of Executive Selkirk and District Curling Club
- Past President Selkirk & District Curling Club 2007-2009
- Host Committee Member. Selkirk Safeway Championships 2009 - [Winner: Brier Finalist Jeff Stoughton]
- http://www.curlmanitoba.org/mens-championship it's in Brandon, Manitoba - Keystone Centre
- Past Member of The Winnipeg REALTORS® Technology Committee.
Bachelor of Science (Biology) University of Winnipeg 1986 - Went to University as an Arts English major but fell in love with Science and Geology.
Completed a number of business oriented courses from Red River Community College. Enjoyed accounting but primarily marketing and computer courses - anyone remember Lotus 123?
Certified hard rock miner common core Graduate 1981 _ (the school of hard rocks!) drill blast muck bolt repeat!
Underground blasting certificate 1981. Quite an education in survival and teamwork - I have total respect for my hard rock brothers where I learned a jackleg is more style than power but you need both to be a great jackleg or stope miner.
Also had a private pilots licence and owned a Piper PA12 which was a "tail dragger". It was like driving a swather at 60 miles an hour. I was not the best pilot but better than some, I have flown with since. My instructor James Rudolf (who should be a pilot in the Great Gatsby) said it best. "There are two types of people in the world - Pilots and Cargo" - colour me cargo for now. Love to fly and have been traveling the north for many years from Gods River to Wasagamack, Little and Paungassi areas. Prefer a caravan to a 185 but I have a lot of respect for a turbo otter. Great plane!!
My professional background is quite varied and diverse. I spent my younger years in agriculture - growing up and working on farms near Petersfield, MB. I Worked for Interlake Agro and especially enjoyed my years operating their 3-wheel terra-gator sprayer - Never a dull moment! I did some summer work with highways engineers and worked in some labs in Northern Manitoba, After a stint as a hard rock miner in Northern Ontario, I went back to University where I worked briefly for Fisheries in summers as I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology.
While I was finishing my degree at night school I began a career in Fuel Marketing with Shell Canada Products Limited that was to last 17 years. We developed new market territories throughout Manitoba in the aviation industry and won the Triple S Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1996 and a Shell Canada Community Volunteer Award in 1998. I spent several years on the Board of Directors of the Selkirk & District Chamber of Commerce serving a 2-year term as President in 97-98.
Since beginning in Real Estate, I have won The Winnipeg Realtors Medallions and the Century 21 Centurion Sales Awards:
CENTURION® Team - Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion Team
# 11 Team by units in Canada - Century 21
|CENTURION® Team - Winnipeg Realtors Bronze Medallion Team||2011|
|#10 Individual by Units in Canada - Century 21- Winnipeg Realtors Gold Medallion||2010|
|CENTURION® Producer Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion||2009|
|CENTURION® Producer - Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion||2008|
|CENTURION® Producer - Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion||2007|
|Masters Emerald -- Winnipeg Realtors Bronze Medallion||2006|
I am intensely involved with advancing the technology of real estate and finding new and more meaningful ways of improving my clients real estate experience. I am the only Manitoba agent I know using panoramic virtual tours of all my vendors home and am committed to the Exemplary Service Standard recommended by our Century 21 Leadership.
New areas of investigation include 3 dimensional building scans and using Global Information System data to improve accuracy in home and land presentation
I do my best to bring new and innovative ideas to our market and try to make reading my listings both informative and entertaining -- if you see something you like or don't like let me know.
I recently served as a Member of The Winnipeg REALTORS® Technology Committee and hope to influence the way all REALTORS® use and improve real estate technology into the future.
I am increasingly involved with new home construction and have seen some magnificent examples of new tech to make homes more functional and efficient - Call us to spec your new home anywhere from Winnipeg to Sprague!!
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I editorialized the Wikipedia pages of local communities - local community links are at the end!!
50°08′37″N 96°53′02″W / 50.14361°N 96.88389°W / 50.14361; -96.88389). It is the largest city in the Interlake Region with a population of 9,934. It feels a lot bigger as it draws a market area including the two neighboring municipalities of St. Clements and St. Andrews.
The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a local steel mill, and a major mental health facility also Manitoba Hydro has a large service centre here and the RCMP has a divisional headquarters. A vertical lift bridge over the Red River connects Selkirk with the smaller town of East Selkirk.
The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to first establish a colony in the Red River area. Selkirk was originally planned to be the main site for the National Railroad and would have become the major centre instead of Winnipeg, but luckily our mp had land near what is now Transcona in Winnipeg and sold the community, thus preserving our beautiful small town feel with the big city proximity residents enjoy.
St. Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the north-east of Winnipeg and the Red River demarcates the eastern boundary of the municipality. St. Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield, and Lockport (the portion west of the Red River). It is part of Manitoba census division 13. Also located in the St. Andrews area are the separately administered city of Selkirk, town of Winnipeg Beach, and village of Dunnottar.
Notable people born in St. Andrews include Darren Helm, a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and of course myself George Hacking originally of Petersfield.
Rural Municipality of St. Clements
St. Clements is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the north-east of Winnipeg, stretching from East St. Paul and Birds Hill Provincial Park in the south to Lake Winnipeg and Grand Beach Provincial Park to the north. The Red River demarcates the western boundary of the municipality. St. Clements contains the communities of East Selkirk, and Lockport east of the Red River. It almost completely surrounds the Brokenhead 4 Indian reserve, with the exception of a small lakefront on Lake Winnipeg. It's population as of the 2001 census was 9,115. The city of Selkirk borders it to the west, across the Red River of the North.
East Selkirk was also home to the St. Peter's Reservation. It was here that Chief Peguis led his Saulteaux tribe in the early 19th century. Beginning in the late 1890s, the village of East Selkirk, as well as the town of Selkirk, Manitoba, Rural Municipality of St. Clements and St. Andrew's, Manitoba slowly began incorporating the lands of the reservation and taxing the white occupants who held patents to river lots. This began a dispute that ultimately led the Federal Department of Indian Affairs to force the Saulteaux people out to clear way for the white settlers. Federal Agents came to the reserve, bribed the Chief and Band Council, and gave the entire tribe only one day to decide on the surrender agreement. In 1907, the surrender took place and the Saulteaux were moved to a remote corner of Lake Winnipeg to join the Peguis Reserve. This surrender was, and still is, considered illegal. Peguis First Nation finalized a land claim in 2008 that originated from this incident.
In 1984, the Rural Municipality of St. Clements celebrated its' centennial anniversary. The village is home to Happy Thought School, the East Selkirk Recreation Association, a post office, gas station, and also two churches: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The village was incorporated in 1884 and its' first reeve was Francis Hay. East Selkirk saw a huge immigration boom in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. The Round House, a large building made of tyndal limestone, was situated next to the railway tracks and not only served as an immigration hall but also as the church, school and hospital. Many immigrants from Poland, Ukraine and other eastern-European countries passed through its' doors and onward to their homesteads throughout the Interlake, but some remained to settle in the local area.
Sites and attractions
Grand Beach is part of Grand Beach Provincial Park and features 3 km of fine, white sand and is backed by sand dunes that rise up to 12 meters above the beach. A boardwalk at the West end of the beach offers food and shopping. Change rooms and plumbed washrooms are available all along the beach.
The park offers 48 seasonal camp sites, 18 of which have electricity. There are 306 campsites in all about half offer electricity. Available activities include excellent bird watching, cycling and hiking trails, boating, fishing, kiteboarding and berry picking (saskatoons, chokecherries, and blueberries). In the winter the park offers snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. A parking pass is required to enter the park.
Check out park info here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/popular_parks/central/grand.html
Grand Beach is on the historic La Vérendrye Trail.
Greyhound provides buses to Grand Beach on a limited bus service.
- Canada Day Family Festival
- Grand Marais Family Festival
- Manitoba Summerfest
- Beaches Half Marathon
Lockport is a small unincorporated community in Manitoba, Canada located just north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the site of ancient agricultural inhabitation, a migratory bird (the American White Pelican) feeding area as well as a dam and lock of the Red River. The Red River Floodway joins the Red River just down river from the dam. The bridge and locks at Lockport (completed in 1910), submerged the St. Andrews Rapids (a natural bridge) in order to make the Red River navigable both to and from Lake Winnipeg. A small Provincial Park exists in Lockport. It is part of the rural municipalities of St. Andrews west of, and St. Clements east of the Red River. Residents of Lockport include the eagle which can be seen hunting along the Red River. Lockport is also known for having some of the best fishing in the world to both humans and birds. Specifically, the North Red River running through Lockport is known for some of the best fishing for trophy channel catfish. Lockport is an ancient settlement, predating European history by thousands of years. It is one of the oldest known settlements in Canada.
Interesting sites in Lockport include the A&W, Chubb's, Gaffer's Restaurant, Half Moon, Papa Carlo's, Rembrandt's, Skinner's, Sonia's and Subway Restaurants, famous for summer evening drives from Winnipeg. Some other successful businesses located in Lockport include Heritage Golf Course and Driving Range, Eveline Street Boutique, Lockport Grocery and Liquor Mart, and Lockport Wave Beauty Salon. There are also local strawberry patches that are open during the summer months for strawberry picking. Other tourist attractions include the National Historical Park, Lower Fort Garry. This park is open during the spring, summer, and fall, and is the destination of many tourists and school field trips.
Winter brings recreational activities such as snowmobiling to the area. The Lockport Children's Festival continues the local carnival tradition.
On the grounds of Lockport Park is The Kenosewun Centre which is a museum containing local history. In addition Kennedy House Museum just south of Lockport on River Road tells the history of a 19th century Scottish/aboriginal family. Captain William Kennedy, Explorer, and entrepreneur built this gothic stone style home in 1866, which now houses the Maple Grove Tea Room.
It contains the Lockport Junior High School. It contains grades 7, 8, and 9, because the local high school (Lord Selkirk Comprehensive High School) cannot fit grade 9 inside its walls.
Born in the old Selkirk Hospital, I have lived in the area most of my life. One of 5 children of Doug and Leona Hacking. Our family has lived in the area since my grandparents George & Sylvia moved from what is now River Heights in 1928. I grew up on our farm which would be a hobby farm by today's standards. We had cattle, horses, pigs, chickens and even goats until they stood on my dad's new car and were shipped the next day!! We also did a market garden and had 5 acres of pickling cucumbers that we hand picked and sold on the road (we lived right on #9 Highway North of Petersfield. It makes me a little sick that we sold a 50 lb bag for $1.00 - we also shipped the bags to a Catelli pickle plant in Winnipeg. Well, I still love the farm in Petersfield and my Mom still lives there today. There is a 1/4 Section of land 100 acres cultivated and~60 acres bush and land. Home!
I was heavily involved in 4H and thank Donohoe Farms for the guidance in Learning to Show Dairy Cattle and learned a lot about commercial farming. I also won awards for public speaking and a cool demonstration I did on making miniature furniture out of tin cans under the guidance of Velma Riley.
I worked for Fred and Brenda Koch on the farm down the road and learned how to fix and maintain equipment, and enjoyed a great friendship with them. I did everything from feed hogs to babysit their kids, and pulling breech beef calves was especially exciting and tense.
Curling , Fishing, anything - I will try most sports and hobbies but not bungee or skydiving. Lately i have been curling two nights a week when time allows and I really enjoy it. I was on the winning team of the 1st event of the Petersfield mixed and West Street Paul Men's Bonspiel. I also subbed in and led the Stewart Team from Jorheim Drive to a booze fuelled win of the third event at the Selkirk Men's Bonspiel!! Those guys look unassuming but they can party! Great time!
This summer, I have a few fishing trips on the agenda - One with the East Selkirk Fire Department where I am legend for falling off the top bunk and not needing paramedic support. Thank God, because none was forthcoming with them rolling around laughing. I caught the second biggest fish though and that built back my fish credentials. We use Jackson's lodge and outposts , my friends are close aquaintance of Sean Jackson and they run a nice business to some spectacular destinations. Mention my name and maybe you will get a deal http://www.jacksonslodge.com/
I won a trip at a social recently to Quesnel Caribou Lodge http://qlakelodge.com/ , so I will let you know how it goes. and we are planning to go into Pinawa to the Deer Ridge Cabins for a golf/fishing weekend http://www.deerridgecabins.ca/intro.htm . Toss in a wedding or two and summer looks busy already!!
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CENTURY 21® Awards
- 2010 - #10 Producer by Units in Canada
- 2010 - CENTURION® Producer
- 2009 - CENTURION® Producer
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- 2007 - CENTURION® Producer
- 2006 - Masters Emerald
SELKIRK MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE
People often ask why I live in Selkirk, and in many cases, there are few misconceptions regarding the City, largely based on the news it attracts.
Number one is generally living near the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. Selkirk is home to a high security mental health facility. Many serious offenders have been sent to the facility for observation and treatment, when found not criminally responsible for crimes. This continues to make big news whenever it happens. I know of no instance when a person has escaped, or done anything bad upon escape. I do know it is a source of high paying professional and support jobs, and will probably grow with the increased acceptance and awareness of mental health issues.
I have lived in Selkirk since 1984 and even as a child, my grandmother had a foster home for transitional low risk mental health patients in the 60's and 70's. If anything, there is a greater awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and a fantastic outreach program to help keep people on track. My sister-in-law, Kim Canvin was Director for Canada Mental Health in this area (since moved to BC) but she enjoyed a very productive career in the mental health field.
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