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q A REALTOR® for 30 + years, all but the first 18 months with RE/MAX Saskatoon
q Member of the RE/MAX 100%, Platinum Club & RE/MAX Hall of Fame
Norm's Community Involvement in and around Saskatoon:
In 2008, Norm was given the task of determining the feasibility of acquiring city water (potable) for a small hamlet south of Saskatoon.
Due to the extended demand for potable water, Norm was instrumental in the creation and organization of the South Corman Park City Water Committee, to bring potable water to residents south of Saskatoon.
The committee partnered with the existing Dundurn Rural Water Utility, which is now Saskatchewan's largest rural water utility which was serving water to more than 570 rural residences in the South Corman Park, Dundurn/Clavet/Hanley areas including the hamlets of Thode and Shields and towns of Dundurn, Hanley, Riverside Estates & numerous acreage developments.
The new footprint for the DRWU Phase 3, is now over 800 square miles & has the capacity to service over 1800 homes.
In April 2009 the estimated project cost was over $ 23,000,000. There was then some concern that it may not be affordable for all subscribers. In an effort to ensure all subscribers would be able to participate in the project and obtain potable water, the committee made application for funding assistance to the Building Canada Program in April 2009.
On June 5th, 2009 we were very pleased to be awarded $ 14,145,424. This grant made potable water very affordable to all who registered prior to the grant.
In November of 2011, most of the lines had been flushed & water started being delivered to many rural homes & villages near Saskatoon and in December 2011, to the towns of Hanley and Dundurn and most rural residents.
In the late fall of 2011, water began to flow to most residents & in 2012 the project is almost complete. Some work will still need to be completed in the spring of 2014.
Due to prudent financial management, this is likely the only water utility that was completely paid for before water flowed down the line and was built without bank funding.
q Is a Real Estate Investor & provides top quality rental units for those that choose to lease instead of buying; SaskatoonRentalProperties.ca
Note: Nationally, only 4% of mortgages are held by investors, within that 4% of the market place, 70% of all foreclosures and fraud of the total market place, occur. Of the 70% of foreclosures & fraud, REIN members enjoy less than .5% of foreclosures because of the education and research REIN provides to it's members. Because of REIN's and REIN member’s fantastic results, BANKS approach REIN and their member Mortgage Brokers, offering preferred & specially designed mortgages for REIN members. REIN members also enjoy comprehensive property insurance designed specifically for investment properties & is available only to REIN members.
q Volunteerd at The Regional Psychiatric Center (Federal - Maximum Security Prison) Citizen's Advisory Committee and Patient Visitations from 1993 too March 2017
q Is a past-member of Children's International Summer Villages (Saskatoon Chapter) since 1994
q Supporter of Children's Health Foundation since 1998
q Supporter of Children's Miracle Network
q Participates with Habitat For Humanity, helping build houses and purchasing materials from their store & regular donations via REIN. As of 2015, REIN & REIN members have donated well over $1,000,000 to H for H
q Volunteers with Saskatchewan Health as a "First Responder" from 1999 to date
q Was a board member of the Dundurn Rural Water Utility since 2011 to April 2017 (Sunset clause)
q Is a condo board member
q Is a board member of the Northern Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Insitiute since 2012
q Was a member of the Saskatchewan Long Riders. Hosted and participated in 25 - 80 mile Limited Distance and Competitive Trail Rides and 50 to 100 mile Endurance Races, with horses, from 1999 - 2007
The motto is "To finish is to win", which means to finish the ride in the allotted time frame and our horse must be in a condition deemed "Fit To Continue", (determined by a veterinarian) otherwise we do not get a completion. The health of our horses is paramount.
Currently, my total, competitive, life-time mileage is 1130 miles which includes numerous first & second place finishes and many "Fifty Mile, Best Condition" awards (for my horse).
q Certified Level Two, Fastball Coach
q Member of Saskatchewan Horse Federation
q Past Board Member / Committee Member of many organizations including, Saskatoon Real Estate Board, Children's International Summer Villages, Tourism Saskatoon, Redeemer Lutheran Church, the RE/MAX Saskatoon-Institutional Advertising Committee, South Corman Park Community Association & Hamlet of Beaver Creek Community Association, was a member of the Prairieland Park Corporation , the Saskatoon Lily Society, past member of the Saskatoon Horticultural Society, past member of Early Risers Toastmaster club and past member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee at the Regional Psychiatric Center in Saskatoon
q I look forward to working with you to achieve your Real Estate goals whether you choose to purchase one property or hundreds.