2013 Award of Excellence Recipient
Mr. Dougal B. Shewan
Dougal Shewan is a well-known real estate licensee in the Fraser Valley and a member of the Real Estate Institute for over 30 years. His service to the Real Estate Institute includes being a Director of the Fraser Valley Chapter from 1999 to 2001 and a member of the Membership and Admittance Committee from 1997 to 1999.
Dougal has been a member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board since 1976, a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada since 1987, and a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC since 1998. In 2000, he was elected to the Real Estate Council of BC as an agent member from the County of Westminster. He served in that position until 2006, and was elected Chair of the Council during his last year. In 2008, the Real Estate Council of BC nominated Dougal as a Director of the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation, and as of March 1, 2013, he has been serving as Chair.
In his spare time, Dougal has been actively involved with his church in Langley, serving on a number of committees. He has also served on the Economic Development Commission for the Corporation of the Township of Langley, as well as the City of Langley’s Downtown Revitalization Committee. He coached his daughters’ fast pitch teams for over 13 years, and has lately been able to play more golf with his wife, Lori.
In 2009, Dougal founded the Shewan Foundation. In 2013, it will award approximately $90,000 in donations to various local charities throughout Metro Vancouver, such as the Langley Animal Protection Society (spay and neuter program, emergency surgery program, and education programs), the YWCA (counseling programs to assist single mothers), the Langley School Board Foundation (scholarships to students from various disciplines for post-secondary education), Young Life of Canada, the Vancouver Youth Theatre, and First United Church in Vancouver (programs for the homeless).