My 25+ years of dedicated military service in the Canadian Forces, serving in different locations around this great country, and throughout the world, gave me a wonderful perspective of people. Now, as a full-time REALTOR® this is the same dedication and service I bring to you. I have bought and sold my own homes, and moved from different cities to other provinces. I know what it's like to be in your position.
Also, as a family man I know how important it is to get the details right, for you and your children's sake. You can trust me to treat you right.
More about Ben:
Ben currently volunteers with of the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Since 2008 he has helped with the fundraiser Ride for KIDS and in 2009 /10 has been co-chair of the event.
Ride for KIDS began in 2005 when a group of REALTORS® who were motorbike enthusiasts combined their joy of riding with raising money for kids. Since its inception, over $225,000 has been raised in support of E4C’s School Lunch Program and the Youth Emergency Shelter Society.
This year the Ride for KIDS will be a four-day ride leaving August 19th for Golden, BC then continuing on to Waterton, AB and finally to the Badlands of Alberta. We hope to attract over 40 Riders and our goal with sponsorship and riders is to raise over $50,000.
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He also actively assists the Children's Miracle Network in their local fundraising activities. He has been a dedicated blood, plasma, and platelet donor through the Canadian Blood Services, and has exceeded the "50" donation level.
Being able to support his children in their school fund-raising, volunteering to assist in field trips, and spending quality time with his family are some of the goals that he is realizing now that he has completed his service to Canada.
Ben is an avid NHL hockey fan, motorcycle owner (2006 Suzuki C90 SE), scuba-diver, intermediate downhill skier, and full-time technology junkie. He has built his own computers and keeps up to date with new technology by reading computer magazines. He definitely enjoys his new Acer One netbook.
His military service:
Ben joined the Canadian Forces first as a reservist Weapons Technician with the Highland Fusiliers of Canada (now the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada) in 1982. He continued serving part-time while in high school, then while working after high school. Transferring the the Regular Force in 1988, he served as a Weapons Technician in 1 P.P.C.L.I., Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians), 3 P.P.C.L.I., and 1 Service Battalion. He moved with his family to different locations like Calgary, Edmonton, Shilo (Manitoba), and finally retiring with 20+ years Regular Force service in Edmonton. He served two peace-keeping tours overseas, Cyprus in 1991, and the Golan Heights in 2002-2003. He was also a recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) with bar, for 22 years of distinguished service in the Canadian Forces. He will continue to support the Electrical Mechanical Engineering (EME) Branch by helping to sponsor their activities and events.
Arte et Marte (By Skill and By Fighting)