Royal LePage “Elevator Survivors” turn incident into gift for the Shelter Foundation

All dressed up and excited to kick off a night of celebration at the Royal LePage British Columbia Awards Gala, a group of Royal LePage Realtors from across the province piled into the elevators of the renowned Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. The elevator was full, as the group encouraged friends and colleagues to join each other on the way up.

Accepting a cheque from Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre general manager Sascha Voth (centre) is Marshall Cowe from Royal LePage West Real Estate Services in Coquitlam and Don Tebbutt from Royal LePage Wolstencroft in Langley.

Accepting a cheque from Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre general manager Sascha Voth (centre) is Marshall Cowe from Royal LePage West Real Estate Services in Coquitlam and Don Tebbutt from Royal LePage Wolstencroft in Langley.

However, after the doors closed, the elevator car shifted slightly and then froze to everyone’s dismay. Although help was on the way, tensions and temperatures continued to rise as the riders waited 40 minutes for the Vancouver Fire Department to arrive to pry open the doors. Thankfully, everyone emerged unharmed and continued on to the Awards Gala with a story to tell!

The hotel management was deeply sorry for the incident and with very little encouragement, made a generous $2,000 donation to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation to demonstrate their sincerity in providing a first class experience for their hotel guests.

Glad to be out of the elevator and thrilled to have turned their experience into a “win” for the Shelter Foundation are: Justin Baillargeon, Cheryl Bosch, Tracey Bosch, Sandi Compardo, Carolyn Cowe, Marshall Cowe, Deb Dickson, Pat Drummond, Shannon Drummond, Peter Kiriakov, Susan Parsons, Sue Robb, Cory Schreder, Jamie Scheder, Gord Scott, Vicky Scott, Don Tebbutt, Karen Weber, and Linda Weston.

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