Ryan Sponsors Local Teams and Clubs
Ryan believes strongly that sport is very important in the lives of young people. Sports provide an environment where youths can exercise regularly, learn about goal setting, work hard as a team and it gives them an outlet for their energy and their need to socialize. As Ryan’s business grows, so will his contributions to various clubs and teams in the Comox Valley. This past year, Ryan committed to three clubs for the season:
The Comox Valley United Soccer Club
Since 2005, Ryan has been involved with the CV United Soccer Club. During that time, he coached the Chili Peppers (a girls rep team), sat on the executive board and has been a yearly sponsor of the club. The CVUSC is a great opportunity for youngsters and adults to have fun, achieve success and prosper in a team environment. www.cvusc.org
The Mount Washington Ski Club
Prior to being a realtor, Ryan coached at the Mount Washington Ski Club. The program is one of the best in the BC ski racing community and every year allows young skiers to pursue their ski racing dreams. This club has a great atmosphere with a group of family-like volunteers and a dedicated group of ski racers. . mtwashingtonskiclub.com
Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
Located at Raven Lodge, the Strathcona Nordic Ski Club is well established with great coaching for it athletes and a positive environment for all members. The club has successfully hosted Provincial competitions and has athletes performing at a high level in all ages. Located nearby is the Vancouver Island Training Center which offers some great opportunities for on-site dryland training. Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
The Comox Valley Baseball Association
Since 2007, Ryan has been a sponsor of a PeeWee baseball team in the RE/MAX PeeWee House league in the Comox Valley Baseball Association. As a youngster, Ryan played baseball and it seemed natural to sponsor a youth baseball team. cvba.ca
Ryan Donates To
Every year, Ryan contributes part of his earnings to various charities. The largest benefactors to this date are:
MS Socieity - North Vancouver Island Chapter
Every year, Ryan makes a donation to the MS Society of Canada – North Vancouver Island Chapter based on every transaction that he did the year before. This is an important charity to Ryan as his wife, Andrea, was diagnosed with the disease in 2003. Andrea’s Allies (fundraising team name) has been the top fundraiser for the Scotiabank Walk for MS for the past 7-8 years. She has raised over $100,000 during that time. Since 2005, Ryan has donated over $18,000 to Andrea’s Allies.
Kidsport Comox Valley
Kidsport is a national association with its main objective is to provide funds to children that may be unable to participate due to financial reasons. Ryan is a strong believer that sports and fitness benefit children physically and mentally in life skills, education and social environments. Ryan contributes to Kidsport chapter in the Comox Valley with a yearly financial donation and he is a board member of the local chapter. Kidsport Comox Valley
Father Involvement Network (F.I.N.)
Every dad is special in his own way and it’s important for dad to play a role in the life of his children. Amazing things happen to kids, to mom, to the community and to dad when men give their time, attention and focus to the children they are raising. The Father Involvement Network understands our role is to help facilitate and foster relationships and special activities with fathers and their children. Comox Valley Father Involvement Network
Children's Miracle Network
The RE/MAX – Children’s Miracle Network affiliation began in 1986 when RE/MAX affiliates in Calgary, Alberta and the Quebec Region started raising funds for this worthy cause. In 1992, RE/MAX International adopted the Children’s Miracle Network as its official corporate charity. Raising funds for hospitalized children, to date RE/MAX professionals have collectively contributed over $56 million to the cause.
In Canada, RE/MAX continues to be a strong corporate contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network – $2.5 million in 2004. With funds contributed by national sponsors like RE/MAX, the affiliated hospitals are able to provide needed medical care and equipment for more than two million Canadian children every year. RE/MAX of Western Canada affiliates raise funds through community involvement such as the annual Children’s Miracle Network telethon, pancake breakfasts, golf tournaments, ride-a-thons, walk-a-thons and a myriad of other events. But the cornerstone of our involvement is the Miracle Home Program whereby a portion of the sales associate’s personal funds from every commission received are donated to Children’s Miracle Network. 100% of their contribution helps sick children from their community. RE/MAX chose the Children’s Miracle Network as its international charity because … The Mission Statement of the Children’s Miracle Network, an international non-profit organization, is to “Generate funds and awareness programs for the benefit of children served by its associated hospitals”. An outstanding cause! RE/MAX lists and sells homes with the very families whose children have been served, or may one day be served, by a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. One out of ten children will be treated at a Children’s Miracle Network hospital by the age of 18. RE/MAX stands for quality service and for caring about the communities where its Associates live and work. RE/MAX makes the world a better place to live through Premiere Community Citizenship.