RE/MAX Awards $12,000 in Bursaries to High School Graduates

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Kelowna, BC (May 5, 2008) - Twenty four students from Western Canada were recently notified that they will be individually presented with a RE/MAX 2008 ‘Quest for Excellence' bursary, valued at $500, during their school commencement ceremonies.

The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence program encourages graduating students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the North West and Yukon Territories to write an essay based on their personal experience in one of six topics - Leadership, Sports, Technology & Trades, Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Community Service.

"A record breaking 1568 entries were received from students across Western Canada," says Marie Sheppy, Senior Coordinator, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. "Each year, the caliber of essays we receive far exceed our expectations. These young adults are sure to succeed in their chosen field and we are pleased that we can help fuel their achievements."

"In the spirit of giving back to our communities, we take pride in knowing that RE/MAX can help students reach their education goals", says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. "We hope that the bursary program encourages the applicants to continue to strive in their Quest for Excellence"

RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with over 17,800 sales associates situated throughout its more than 638 independently owned and operated offices across the country. The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 35th year, is a global real estate system operating in over 65 countries.  More than 7,000 independently owned offices engage over 110,000 member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral and asset management.  For more information, visit:  


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