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April 2020

Meet a Member

Whether you have years of experience or are new to the industry, REIBC is your key to career advancement and connection with the real estate industry. Professional members have achieved the RI Designation, which provides employers and clients with instant confirmation of advanced levels of education and experience.

We would like to introduce new RI:

Adam Lindsay, RI

Adam Lindsay, RI

I’m fortunate enough to have been born and raised in Kelowna, BC and that’s where I met my wife Andrea. After visiting Yukon and Alaska on several occasions it became obvious we couldn’t escape the spell of the north and in 2014 we decided to move to Whitehorse, Yukon in search of never-ending outdoor adventures. Since moving north of 60 we now have two beautiful daughters who fill our hearts with joy, occasionally test our patience, and constantly keep us grounded to what matters. When not working or chasing the kids around the house we can be found somewhere in Yukon or Alaska camping, fishing, or skiing.

Since 2006 I’ve enjoyed seven and a half years’ work experience in the fee appraisal industry with one local appraisal firm in Kelowna, BC, and six years’ work experience in the non-fee industry in BC and Yukon. During my time in the fee industry I completed residential valuation assignments of all types including beautiful lakefront homes and rugged recreational cabins at local mountain resorts in the stunning Central Okanagan. My non-fee experience has largely been in the spectacular Yukon where I’ve valued all property types throughout the territory including Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush; and Old Crow, a fly-in only community in the Arctic Circle. I enjoy working in the Real Estate industry due to the diversity of work related opportunities and interaction with various clients and colleagues.

REIBC welcomes Adam to the Institute!


Over the month of April, REIBC held three webinars. The first two were in response to COVID-19. Boughton Law Corporations’ Elizabeth Reid presented on best practices and employer obligations. This webinar was well attended and the information was extremely useful.

The second webinar was done by Bruce Sprague of BDO and Bruce demystified some the stimulus packages that have been rolled out by the Federal government. Another well attended event and we hope to do an update in the near future.

Our final webinar in April was done on the 30th and it was a great presentation of the BC Step Code by Zachary May of the Province of BC and Bob Deeks of RDC Fine Homes in Whistler and is also the Vice Chair of Energy Step Code Council. This was a very well attended webinar with over 50 participants and the information was interesting. A very good Q&A at the end.

Thank you to all of you who have attended these webinars and we will strive to bring you more of interest in the coming months.

If you have an idea for webinars please feel free to forward to and we will certainly try to get it done. Our goal is to be able to bring you information over webinars in the coming months. Your input is greatly appreciated.

We have a scheduled Webinar for May 28th at noon with CIRE – Community Impact Real Estate. This is an interesting webinar with their E.D. Steve Johnston telling us about CIRE and their role in the COVID 19 emergency. One you won’t want to miss. Registration will open soon.

REIBC Updates

The AGM will be postponed until December 11th. This is the scheduled Presidents’ Luncheon and we are hoping we will be able to meet by then.

Many of you will be celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 & 50 years with the Institute this year. We are working through the best way to recognize you as achieving these milestones. We will keep you posted as we move forward.

You will also notice that we continue with our Weekly Bulletins on Friday. We are working hard at ensuring that we are giving you any information that is available to you at this time to keep you abreast of what is happening.

We continue to post Dr. Henry’s press conferences to our social media so that you can stay informed on what is transpiring.

REIBC would like to thank all the essential services workers that continue to keep our world operating.

Thank You

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