19 Aug 2019

READ Saskatoon Reveals Community Builder Award Winner

Saskatoon, August 19, 2019 – On Monday, August 26, at the READ Saskatoon Golf Tournament for Literacy, CBRE Limited (Saskatchewan) will be presented with the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon’s Community Builder Award. The award honours local partnerships that are working to promote and support literacy in the city and province.

“Strong partnerships between community organizations and businesses make our city a great place to live and work,” said Sheryl Harrow-Yurach, Executive Director for READ Saskatoon. “There is no greater example of this than the partnership between READ Saskatoon and CBRE. CBRE provided the support we needed to move into our new space and has shown personal and professional commitment to ensure community literacy programs are accessible to everyone.”

CBRE offers market leading, integrated commercial real estate services across Saskatchewan, helping owners, investors, and occupiers with every aspect of their real estate journey. “CBRE is deeply committed to our responsibility of supporting and adding value to the community. READ Saskatoon continues to be the exact type of organization with which I enjoy being affiliated, both personally and corporately. The work READ does is critically important for our community” said Michael Bratvold, Vice President/Managing Director, CBRE.

Beyond assisting with READ Saskatoon’s location, CBRE has significantly contributed to the success of READ Saskatoon’s gala event, LIT UP! for the past three years. The event shines a light on literacy and offers attendees the opportunity to be part of the solutions required to help families and individuals grow their literacy skills. “CBRE has demonstrated that our community is stronger when companies, individuals, and community organizations work together to support our citizen’s personal, educational, work goals” said Harrow-Yurach.

The Community Builder Award will be presented at READ Saskatoon’s annual PGI Golf Tourney for Literacy on Monday, August 26th at Saskatoon Golf and Country Club.

About CBRE

CBRE professionals utilize a powerful combination of market intelligence, relationships, technology to build real advantage from your Canadian real estate. Our completely integrated national platform help businesses anticipate opportunities, seize competitive advantages and exceed goals through industry-leading real estate strategies. Our commitment to customer service, bold ideas and collaboration extend beyond business and into the community at large.

About READ Saskatoon

Established in 1979, READ Saskatoon is a volunteer literacy organization that provides adult, family, and financial literacy services to individuals and families. Literacy programs are delivered by staff and trained volunteers. Their vision is to help support a community that values literacy, and they believe lifelong habits contribute to strong and resilient communities.


Sheryl Harrow-Yurach, Executive Director, READ Saskatoon t. 306-652-5448

Michael Bratvold, Vice President/Managing Director, CBRE t. 306- 361-0512



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