As Good as Gold
Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Kingston, ON – This holiday season, Ryan and Gail Power will be among the many volunteers ringing the bells for the Salvation Army kettles. This and may other acts of kindness are why this husband and wife Power Team won Gold as the favourite REALTORS® in Kingston This Week’s Readers Choice Awards. For the past three years, the couple has sponsored team jerseys for the St. Paul’s Pride Midget Hockey team. They are also dedicated to helping refugees.
“We find giving back in our community makes our hearts feel good!” says Gail. “In 2016, we completed our journey of helping a refugee family settle into Canadian life. With the assistance of the Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, a family of three arrived in October 2015 fleeing from Eritrea through a refugee camp in Sudan. The Power Team assisted in raising nearly $50,000 through many events such as: a movie night, golf tournament, gala dinner, bake sale, bike-a-thon, garage sale and barbeque. We also worked behind the scenes by being on the Friends of Refugee Committee.”
“Some of the best moments were spent with the family. We invited them to our home for their first Canadian Christmas complete with traditions, snow and, of course, turkey! We also watched the Santa parade and a hockey game! The family now has a new member. Abigael was born in August and is a delight to her three-year-old brother.”
Many others at Sutton Group - Masters Realty Inc.* share the spirit by volunteering with the Salvation Army at Christmas and various projects throughout the year.
“Our office, Sutton Group Masters, has so many people with big hearts! You'll find that many of our agents do good works for the community. Our Broker/Owners Ken and Lorraine Rolston have created a very supportive environment. You'll see them at all our fundraisers! I guess that is part of the reason Sutton Group Masters also won the Readers’ Choice Gold award for favourite office!”
Pictured above: At the Dinner for Friends event, Gail holds Filemon (a child in the refugee family) along with volunteers: Cara, Stephanie, Jonathan, Karlee and Chad.
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