Congratulations to our Resident Manager - Grace Czarko! Our 2019 Resident Manager of the year for the Professional Property Managers Association (PPMA)

The 2019 PPMA Awards of Excellence - Resident Manager of the Year goes to our very own Grace Czarko!

 
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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

The Winnipeg Humane Society's emergency response team has had some pretty odd calls over the years, but likely nothing otter than one it received Friday afternoon.

Rescue call to save an otter from a dumpster a first, says Winnipeg Humane Society

Shane Gibson · CBC News · Posted: Feb 09, 2019 7:23 AM CT | Last Updated: February 9

An otter found living under a dumpster in downtown Winnipeg on Friday is now at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre)

The Winnipeg Humane Society's emergency response team has had some pretty odd calls over the years, but likely nothing otter than one it received Friday afternoon. 

The agency responded to a report of an otter living under a downtown dumpster.

Nihal Bhullar, a 20-year-old University of Winnipeg student, called authorities after stumbling along the otter over her lunch hour.

Bhullar was walking back to class when she noticed a small crowd around a garbage bin between two apartments on Balmoral Street, across from the university's east doors.

Bhullar thought she had misheard the man who told her there was an otter under the garbage.

"He showed me a video and I was like, 'Wait, what?'"

'He needs to be saved'

Eventually the crowd dispersed, and Bhullar found herself alone with the otter.

"I thought, 'I've got to call someone because he clearly does not belong here,'" she said.

"He's far from home; he needs to be saved."

Bhullar was joined by Dawn Williams, who lives in the apartment at 391 Balmoral St. next to the otter's chosen dumpster, and the pair waited for help to arrive.

See the full article at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/otter-found-downtown-winnipeg-1.5012730

Dear Tenants at 626 Jessie Avenue

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.

Sincerely,

Advance Mechanical Services Inc.

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Colorado Avalanche VS. Winnipeg Jets - Your chance to WIN 2 Front Row Tickets behind the Visitors Bench!

Colorado Avalanche VS. Winnipeg Jets
Game Day: February 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
 
Your chance to WIN 2 front row tickets behind the Visitors Bench!

Contest open to Manitoba Residents only.
No Cash Value. Unlimited Re-entries & Tags.
Contest Closed Sunday, February 10, 2019.

We will announce the Winner on our Blog and Social Media Networks on February 11, 2019.      

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My Place Realty is happy to support and donate to such a worthy cause.

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!

Sincerely,

Jeff Aquino
Media Specialist
My Place Realty

My Place Tenants - Love Your Home Contest Winner

 
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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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You can access our Resident Manager Phone Directory by clicking on the button below.

FOR FIRE AND POLICE EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 911.

For My Place Tenants - Love Your Home Contest

 
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LOVE YOUR HOME CONTEST!
“We would like to hear what you love
about My Place Realty.”

ELIGIBILITY:
You must be a My Place Tenant in order to win one of five prizes.

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Go to Google.ca, type in My Place Realty, then click on Google Search.

  2. Click on the Reviews Icon and Write a Review.

  3. Select your Star Rating then write then share details of your own experience being a Tenant at My Place Realty.

  4. Please enter your first and last name at the end of your review, so we may verify you are a tenant at one of our properties.

GIFT CARD PRIZE:

  • $50 Sobeys Gift Card

  • $50 Keg Gift Card

  • $50 Rona Gift Card

  • $50 Homesense (TJX Affiliations)

  • $50 Esso Gift Card

CONTEST ENDS:
Friday, November 20, 2018.

CONTEST WINNER:
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's Wonderful Charity Golf Classic

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 

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Help Support the Lighthouse Mission, please visit www.lighthousemission.ca/ways-to-help

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5 Conversations to Have With Your Roommates Before You Move Out

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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 Lighthouse Mission

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.

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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/