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24h BLUE MTN Fundraiser

24h BLUE MTN Fundraiser

Thank you to all our generous donors and participants who helped us raise over $63,000


24h BLUE MTN is a 24 hour relay race fundraiser supporting the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital and the Special Olympics Ontario. The inaugural event took place on February 24 & 25, 2018 at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood. Participants started the relay at noon on February 24 and didn’t finish until noon on February 25. Yes, participants relayed right through the night!

Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka was a proud sponsor of the event. We had our very own team relaying to raise money to help support these two great causes. As a participant in the event, it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. We look forward to next year and we hope to see you there!


Message from 24h BLUE MTN

“To our inaugural 24h BLUE MTN event participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors, thank you for being such extraordinary people. Together, we have started moving a mountain that will transform countless lives in meaningful ways. Our new fundraising event has had a truly inspiring beginning – all thanks to you – and come February 23rd/24th, 2019, again with your incredible active efforts, we will take Blue Mountain’s 24-hour remarkable impact even further”

Save the date – February 23-24, 2019
Open to adult skiers and snowboarders – everyone is welcome!

To participate or receive 24h BLUE MTN advance-notice details for 2019, click here


About Special Olympics Ontario
Special Olympics Ontario is part of a dynamic worldwide charitable organization dedicated to promoting a more active and better quality of life for people with an intellectual disability. Through sport, the organization is building communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people.

About Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation
Serving the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, CGMH also provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopedics, intensive care, and surgery, as well as providing outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services.

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Allergy Proofing your Home – Building for Healthy Living

Allergy Proofing your Home – Building for Healthy Living

We are seeing more new homes designed with healthier living in mind.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, these tips below will help you reduce allergens around your home.


1/ What is the number one item for allergy proofing your home?

  • Select a hard flooring surface. Use wood, vinyl or tile products.
    Carpets are one of your number one enemies.
    Regularly clean and wash.

2/ Heating and air conditioning source 

  • Opt for a ductless system.
    Prevents build up and the spread of allergens, plus in traditional ducted systems dander, pollen, etc. tend to linger.

3/ Install an air exchanger/air cleaner

  • Life Breathe air circulation/cleaner system with HEPA filters is a great example.
    Removes pollen, dander and other air born allergens.
    Try to adjust the system so that clean air is directed at your head when you sleep.

4/ Is ventilation a big consideration?

  • Key for kitchens and bathrooms.
    Install and use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths or showers.
    Install and use vented exhaust fan to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture in the kitchen. Most stove-top hoods simply filter cooking particulates without venting outside.

5/ What about the use of fireplaces?

  • According to some reports, you should avoid use of wood-burning fireplaces or stoves because smoke and gases can worsen respiratory allergies.
    Most natural gas fireplaces won’t cause this problem.

Other tips that are important to note

  • Even things like curtains and horizontal blinds are prone to dust build up.
    Better option is to install roller blinds in an easy clean material.

Visit our Featured Listings page to see properties for sale that have been designed with healthy living in mind.

Or contact us to help you find a property that meets your needs.

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Christine Brennan Awarded Engel & Völkers Private Office Designation for Exemplary Real Estate Service & Production

Christine Brennan Awarded Engel & Völkers Private Office Designation for Exemplary Real Estate Service & Production

Brennan joins exclusive group of real estate professionals worldwide


Collingwood, ON, March 21, 2018 – Engel & Völkers today announced that Christine Brennan has been officially inducted into the luxury real estate company’s Private Office network, successfully passing the company’s ultra-competitive vetting and nomination process for inclusion.

Brennan is among an elite group of Engel & Völkers advisors worldwide to be awarded with this distinction, which recognizes extraordinary business results supported by competency and providing the highest level of client service. Out of more than 10,000 advisors who represent the Engel & Völkers brand in over 30 countries worldwide, Brennan is among 84 selected to carry the title Private Office advisor in the Americas.

“Engel & Völkers attracts the best agents in each market we serve, so as a member of Private Office, Christine represents true exceptionality,” said Anthony Hitt, president & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “Our Private Office advisors are not just top producers—they unfailingly offer an incomparable experience for their clients.”

Photos from March 2018 Exchange Awards Ceremony
Left Photo: Constantin von Dalwigk – Head of Private Office, Christine Brennan, Sven Odia – CEO
Right Photo: Max Hahne, Christine Brennan

To qualify for Private Office, advisors within the Engel & Völkers network must be nominated by their broker, meet baseline criteria for transaction volume and show consistency in their high year-over-year production numbers. To assess their market expertise and notable service quality as real estate professionals, clients are also asked to comment on their service experience. Lastly, nominees are submitted to a selection committee in the Americas that decides which candidates meet all requirements for final submission to the head of Private Office in Hamburg, Germany.

Held at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Brennan was formally inducted at the invitation-only Private Office event on March 4, 2018 prior to the start of Exchange the next day, Engel & Völkers’ largest North American event.

As a Private Office Advisor, Brennan gains access to Private Office-specific marketing assets, choice opportunities catering to the brand’s global ultra-high net worth clients and is the preferred contact in her market for international referrals.

“It is an honor to have been selected to be a Private Office Advisor,” said Brennan. “The Engel & Völkers name and reputation carries a high level of prestige around the world as a promise of outstanding real estate service and expertise, and I look forward to representing all of my clients at this level.”

Real Estate Professional Article: Engel & Völkers recognizes 2017 Top Award Winners in Americas


About Engel & Völkers

Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 10,000 real estate advisors in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.

For further information please contact:

Max Hahne
License Partner, Broker of Record