Salmon Arm realtor earns volunteer award

Rochelle Dale of Re-Max Shuswap was named the 2011 recipient during a presentation at OMREB’s Annual General Meeting on March 8.

Rochelle Dale

Rochelle Dale

Despite a slow but steady pace of home sales in the Shuswap during 2011, the community spirit of local realtors remains undeterred as many continue to give of their time, money and expertise.

This is the fifth year the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board’s (OMREB) Shuswap Zone has recognized the exemplary volunteer efforts of its members at annual Realtors Care Awards.

Rochelle Dale of Re-Max Shuswap was named the 2011 recipient of this prestigious award during a presentation at OMREB’s Annual General Meeting on March 8.

“Rochelle Dale is a very worthy recipient of this award,” notes OMREB’s outgoing President George Cwiklewski of Kelowna. “Her ongoing support for causes in the Salmon Arm area – especially minor hockey – exemplifies those realtors who have made long-term contributions to the communities in which they live…”

Dale has served for many years on the minor hockey board. She sat for two years as treasurer and is now the risk manager looking after safety issues, criminal checks, and ongoing credentials.

She worked tirelessly last March as part of the host committee for the 2011 Midget Provincial Hockey Championships, which proved to be huge success – not only for minor hockey but for the community at large. She has also been a Junior hockey billet for 10 years, and is a past chair of her parent advisory committee at Bastion Elementary School.

Dale is always looking for new ways to give back to her community and is always available to help, whether it is to answer phones for the BC Children’s Hospital Radiothon, helping out with the Re-Max balloon at the Relay for Life, or organizing the Yard Sale for a Cure at her local office.