The 2019 PPMA Awards of Excellence - Resident Manager of the Year goes to our very own Grace Czarko!
Tom Haughton, Vice-President of My Place Realty presenting the PPMA Awards of Excellence to Grace Czarko, Resident Manager of the Year at the River East House on 5 Valhalla Drive.
Grace Czarko has been the Resident Manager for River East House, a 47-unit complex located at 5 Valhalla Drive for over 20 years. She has an incredible work ethic as well as an eye for design. She has handled all of the snow removal for her entire property as well as the cleaning, tenant relations, leasing, collecting, etc.
Grace is the best example of how great a building could be with the right Resident Manager. She is constantly going above and beyond the call of duty to keep her tenants safe, to keep the building clean and to keep the office informed of any and all ongoing issues. It is by far the quietest building in our portfolio and it is because Grace takes such great care of the property.
Whether you visit her building in the middle of summer and see the lush, green lawn and gardens she tends to, or the middle of winter and see the sidewalks, stairs, pathways and thoroughfares completely cleared of all snow and ice - you will be impressed.
When we reached out to a tenant to provide a statement for this nomination this is what they said:
"I can't say enough. Grace is always on top of everything that is going on in the block. Things are kept tidy and clean, always. Even when it snows a little or a lot, she is out early making sure everyone is able to leave in the mornings safely. She is always friendly, kind and willing to assist whenever and where she can."
“The owners, the directors and the Property Managers that have worked with Grace over the years are constantly amazed at her unwavering work ethic, her excellent customer service skills and her kindness. We're so lucky to have her on our team.
You learn more information about Professional Property Managers Association (PPMA) and their 2019 Awards of Excellence winners by visiting their website at https://www.ppmamanitoba.com/activities/awards#Grace
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Dear Tenants at 626 Jessie Avenue,
On January 7, 2019, Advance Services Group Inc. was called out for clanging pipes in suite #1. It was determined that the condensate line was corroded & unable to properly drain the piping. This was causing the clanging in the pipes & we can only guess, has been going on for some time.
Unfortunately, as the weather has been so mild, the problem may not have been as evident. We since have installed a condensate pump & replaced some piping…this has had a dual effect. On one side, the system is working better than it has in a while… on the other, it has brought many other issues to light. We have been working through the issues as they have presented themselves though some have been at inopportune times.
We are again on-site today & are making significant strides to better the entire system & comfortability being around it. Advance Services will continue to update My Place Realty on progress & apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Advance Mechanical Services Inc.
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Tenant Contest - The Contest Winners
of our Holiday Baskets!
Please contact Jeff Aquino at 204-594-5405 tomorrow morning to arrange a time for you to pick up your prize.
First and foremost, I just want to say how proud I am to be part of a company that takes the time and makes a huge effort to fundraise for organizations such as the Lighthouse Mission and Main Street Project to name a few. I am honored to be working with such a great group of people and to be part of a team that is so caring and makes it their mission to help these organizations and our communities.
This morning I was fortunate enough to meet the people at the Main Street Project with Tom, our Vice-President, and get a tour of their facilities. The people at the Main Street Project truly love what they do and it isn’t an easy job. For those who have never been to this area, it can be a rough neighborhood but is patrolled by the Winnipeg Police Department and Winnipeg Biz Patrol. It was very difficult and overwhelming to walk through this facility as you can see how many people need help with their addictions and homelessness. I was overcome by emotions to see a great number of people lying next to each other in a room the size of our boardroom. Main Street Project is doing great things to help rehabilitate people who are wanting to make that change in their life by placing them through their programs and company initiatives. Recently, the Main Street Project acquired the iconic Mitchell Fabrics building located at 637 Main Street and is planning to renovate it to expand their services in the community. It was one of the reasons why the family who originally owned the Mitchell Fabrics company sold it to the Main Street Project as they envisioned a better community and had faith that the Main Street Project would make that positive impact in the neighborhood.
I left that day feeling truly melancholy and humbled, yet glad and appreciative that there are organizations like the Main Street Project. It really was an eye opener and makes you feel grateful for the people in your life and something so simple as having food on the table and a warm place to sleep. I remembered a quote that I wanted to share with you from Ronald Reagan, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Just remember that every bit of help counts, and you can make a difference.
I look forward to the New Year and other company fundraising initiatives. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Tom for letting me be part of this meeting with the Main Street Project.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!
My Place Realty
Win these Wonderful Holiday Baskets!
LOVE YOUR HOME CONTEST
Congratulations to Hayley Vincent
who was our Contest Winner for November 2018
and chose the $50 Sobeys Gift Card.
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LOVE YOUR HOME CONTEST!
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GIFT CARD PRIZE:
$50 Sobeys Gift Card
$50 Keg Gift Card
$50 Rona Gift Card
$50 Homesense (TJX Affiliations)
$50 Esso Gift Card
Friday, November 20, 2018.
We will be notifying the winner via phone call. The contest winner will be photographed with the prize and it will be posted on our blog and social media network.
LIGHTHOUSE MISSION CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Thank you to the Lighthouse Mission organization for inviting us to their wonderful Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. My Place Realty is happy to participate, support and donate to such a worthy cause. Lighthouse Mission successfully raised over $38,000. #EverybodyMatters
Congratulations to the Winners of the My Place Realty draws at the Lighthouse Mission Charity Golf Classic.
Here are the Winners of the $50 Keg Steakhouse + Bar Gift Cards:
- Lorna Kirkness
- Nathaniel Friesen
- Larry Reimer
- Cliff Walker
- Brian Fehr
PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR CREW
If you have roommates, you probably know the standard move-in conversations that need to happen to ensure harmonious living. How will rent be collected and paid, whose television is going in the living room, and are peanut butter jars considered communal? But it's important to make sure those A-plus communal living communication skills don't fizzle come move-out time. Here are five convos you should have with your roommate(s) before you all move out (plus one if you're the one cutting out early).
See the full article on 5 Conversations to Have With Your Roommates Before You Move Out - Click Here
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Written by Brittany Anas, July 25th, 2018
My Place Realty is happy to support and donate to the Lighthouse Mission. It was wonderful to meet J'Lynn Johnson, Donor Relations Manager from the Lighthouse Mission.
Lighthouse Mission has served the less fortunate in inner-city Winnipeg since 1911. In our over a century of service, Lighthouse Mission has provided food, friendship, hope, joy and love to those in need in our community. As Lighthouse Mission grows, we remain committed to serving Winnipeg’s less fortunate with excellence and providing an opportunity through which the church and community can compassionately care for the poor and homeless. Your generosity and support makes it possible for Lighthouse Mission to continue to meet our communities needs.
For more information about the Lighthouse Mission and how you can support this organization, please visit https://www.lighthousemission.ca/about-us/
My Place Realty has received an unexpected guest at one of their Wolseley apartment properties. The Fleetwood apartment at 129 Lenore Street has become the home for one of Canada’s most endangered species, The Chimney Swift Bird. My Place Realty has taken the initiative to help conserve the Chimney Swift habitat with the assistance of Nature Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Naturalist Society) and has recently formed the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI).
This rare species of birds originally like to nest in hollow trees and rock crevasses. However, for decades now since land development and clearing, hollow trees have become increasingly rare and this now endangered bird has adapted to find other places to nest – like brick and stone chimneys. Thus, how it got its unique name. Each Spring, the sooty bird arrives in Canada near late April and early June to begin its breeding cycle. Bird watchers and onlookers alike can usually see these birds at dusk. They are often described as a small dark-colored bird in a shape of a boomerang or cigar with a narrow and pointed curved wings. You can hear these birds as they omit what is described as a high-pitch chirping sound that is never-ending and rarely fly alone. These birds can frequently be seen near bodies of water because of the abundance of insects.
You can find more information about the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MSCI) and how you can support this organization by clicking on this link: https://www.mbchimneyswift.com
It was another wonderful team building event this year. Thank you to all the Committee Members, Staff, and Resident Managers for their attendance and participating in our team building event.