Ontario REALTORS® celebrate 10th anniversary of Motorcycle Ride for Charity

Now that another Halloween is in the books, you may already be thinking ahead to the festive season. But before you start shopping for the perfect ugly sweater for your holiday party, I’d like to transport you back to July 8th of this year. Here in Ottawa, it was a gloriously sunny day. That afternoon, a group of more than 30 REALTORS® and friends roared into town, having traveled by motorcycle from Toronto and made stops at local Boards and brokerages along the way. As a result, they raised close to $25,000 for a good cause and clearly had a lot of fun doing it.

This trip marked the 10th anniversary of the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation’s (ORCF) Motorcycle Ride for Charity. Since 2006, participants have raised awareness and more than $247,000 for the ORCF, which supports shelter-based charities across Ontario. Over the years, the participating REALTORS® have collectively racked up hundreds of thousands of kilometres and visited every single real estate Board and Association in Ontario.

“The Motorcycle Ride is an inspiring example of how a group of REALTORS® turned their passion into a way to come together and help others,” says Betty Doré, a Director of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation and Past President of the ORCF, who helped welcome the riders at the office of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, the last stop on this year’s trip. “It’s an annual tradition that is truly making a difference for people across Ontario in need of warmth, comfort, and safety. The REALTOR® community should be very proud.”


We here at CREA would like to say congratulations to all of the REALTORS® who have participated in this great event over the years and the dedicated ORCF staff who help make it happen. Keep up the good work!

The Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation’s Motorcycle Ride for Charity is an excellent example of one of the many ways REALTORS® across our country give back to their communities. For more inspiring examples, visit www.REALTORSCare.ca.

Are you involved in a charitable initiative? Let us know all about it by sending all the details to info@REALTORSCare.ca so we can help spread the word and raise awareness for the cause.


Sarah Thirnbeck, Associate Director, Strategic Impact, oversees CREA's national REALTORS Care® program, which aims to celebrate the amazing charitable achievements of REALTORS® across Canada and further foster a spirit of giving in our industry. She also oversees CREA's efforts to support local and provincial Young Professionals Networks across the country as well as new initiatives dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion on CREA's Board of Directors and committees. Sarah recently earned a Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto to complement her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications.

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