Our First JRG Local Hero - Joseph Richard Group
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Our First JRG Local Hero

At The Joseph Richard Group, we know it’s the people in our communities who make us who we are and we feel those people who dedicate their time and energy into making our communities a better place, deserve to be recognized. With that in mind, The Joseph Richard Group is extremely excited to announce our very first JRG Local Hero! The program was launched in August as a way to give back to those who give so much to all of us.

“We are extremely excited about this program and look forward to seeing it grow,” CEO & Co-Founder Ryan Moreno says, “the company has been working on its launch for a few years and since its inception, we have reached out to local organizations to offer them special gifts and promotions as part of the program. We will continue to do this on a regular basis while also providing special recognition to those identified by their peers.”

As a part of the program, guests are asked to nominate people in their communities who deserve unique recognition for their efforts. Nominations are accepted through the JRG Local Heroes link http://www.jrg.ca/localheroes/ and a selection committee choose one winner every quarter and award them with a JRG care package including two bottles of Blank Canvas Wine by Chapter Estates Wine Co., a six-pack of Two Pals Lager and an S+L Kitchen & Bar VIP Dining Experience for four people. Not to mention, the winners will be recognized here on our blog and social media feeds.

The first ever JRG Local Hero recipient was awarded on September 24. Charles (Chuck) LeFaive was nominated by friend and fellow Pickleball teammate Debbie Lawrance.  Chuck has devoted 13 years of his life to growing the sport of Pickleball in South Surrey and has worked tirelessly to improving the quality of lives and health of thousands of people. Chuck’s efforts have successfully opened doors to include the sport in both elementary and high schools across the Lower Mainland. He was also recently recognized by Surrey Park & Recreation for his commitment to health and sport.

“Chuck represents what we wanted this award to stand for” said Director of Marketing, Karen Renaud who was on hand to present the award to Chuck. “He is someone who is in the heart of the community and offers his time selflessly.”

Nominations for the JRG Local Heroes program are always open. From teachers and firefighters to police officers and amateur sports coaches, our communities depend upon these people and we want to show our appreciation for their time and commitment in helping others.

Nominate your Local Hero at http://www.jrg.ca/localheroes/