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Apr. 21, 2019 | Sunday
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Friends of Fort George honours longtime supporters
Doug Rempel of Bosley Real Estate. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

It’s not just a keen business sense that’s earned Doug Rempel one of the most well-known and respected names in real estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake — it’s also a sense of community.

That same sense recently garnered Rempel a personalized thanks from the Friends of Fort George.

On Jan. 2, FOFG presented Rempel with a plaque honouring a decade of support for the non-profit organization, which works in partnership with Parks Canada to preserve, promote and protect the heritage of Niagara National Historic Sites.

“It has been and will continue to be our privilege to support the Friends of Fort George in their community-centric events which foster education and the preservation of our heritage,” said Rempel in a media release.

Another real estate agency that has been acknowledged for its generous donations is NOTL Realty. On Jan. 14, FOFG’ president Tony Chisholm presented a plaque to Thomas Elltoft and Christopher Bowron. Kim Elltoft, who is in charge of donations at the agency, was away at the meeting at the time of the presentation.

NOTL Realty’s owner Thomas Elltoft said it was a really nice gesture from FOFG.

“That what makes us a special community. It’s what drives our tourism and drives a lot of things that most communities could wish to have this history,” he said. “That’s the nice thing about the history – you share it.”

Chisholm said it was very important for them to recognize their donors and sponsors.

“I think it’s one thing to come up and ask for money and walk away with it in your hand, but if you don’t go back and thank them, I think you haven’t done your job properly,” he said. “And besides, how can you come next time and ask?”

“A plaque like this is a reminder of their contributions and a pre-warning that I’m going to be coming back and asking for more,” Chisholm joked.

(With files from Richard Harley.)

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