Thanks to the generosity of delegates, an unprecedented $90,000 was raised in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation at the biennial Royal LePage National HeadStart conference, held this year at Sun Peaks Resort in BC.
More than $20,000 was raised before the conference opened through the fundraising efforts of the Royal LePage Riders Club who undertake a two-day motorcycle trip prior to each Royal LePage conference.
Fundraising activities during the conference and a silent and live auction of items donated by attendees from across Canada rounded out the fundraising. The live auction alone raised more than $62,000! The new owners of the famed Royal LePage faux-fur coat are Jennifer and Clinton Miller with Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty. Originally purchased for $1 at a thrift shop in St. John’s, NL in 2008, the coat is auctioned off each year to a new Royal LePage buyer. It has now raised more than $94,000 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
100% of the funds raised will support programs in communities across Canada that help women rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence and those that teach teenagers how to build and nurture healthy relationships.