Calgary Real Estate Board instates new President for 2009 term

    /EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE - January 21, 2009 - 10:00 am MDT/

    CALGARY, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB(R)) is
pleased to welcome its new President Bonnie Wegerich. Wegerich, a real estate
licensee for more than 18 years, replaces outgoing President Ed Jensen who
successfully completed his one-year presidency this week.
    "I look forward to serving the Board and its members in 2009. My job,
along with CREB(R), is to help our more than 5500 REALTORS(R) meet the current
challenges of the market head on," said Wegerich, a longtime resident of
Airdrie and broker owner of Century 21 Castlewood Agencies since 1997.
    "The Calgary Real Estate Board is one of the most innovative of its kind
in the country," she adds. "More than ever before buyers and sellers need the
expertise of a professional REALTOR(R). We are going to continue to offer
cutting-edge tools to empower our members to better serve their clients."
    Before being elected president by the CREB(R) Board of Directors earlier
this year, Wegerich served as a CREB(R) Director for the past three years.
Wegerich is particularly committed to drawing attention to the good works of
REALTORS(R) in our communities. Her service with CREB(R) began when she
volunteered for the CREB(R) Charitable Foundation and later became its
president in 1999. In addition to the Charitable Foundation Wegerich's
community involvement includes a Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Camp
Horizon Easter Seals and annual support of the Airdrie Festival of Lights.
    Wegerich, along with the entire CREB(R) Board of Directors, was
officially sworn in today at the CREB(R) Forecast Conference and Tradeshow -
an annual event that draws more than a thousand Calgary REALTORS(R) and
industry experts.

    Joining Wegerich as the 2009 CREB(R) Board of Directors are:

    Diane Scott, President Elect
    Becky Walters, Vice President
    Randy Brook
    Lorne Coultman
    Bob Jablonski
    Stan Kushner
    Sano Stante
    Elaine Webb

    About the Calgary Real Estate Board:

    The Calgary Real Estate Board is a professional body of 5,509 licensed
brokers and registered associates, representing 252 Member offices. The Board
does not generate statistics or analysis of any individual member or company's
market share. All MLS(R) active listings for Calgary and area may be found on
the Board's website at

For further information:

For further information: Jason Martin, Manager, Communications, Calgary
Real Estate Board, (403) 463-2735,

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