Brittany Pickard on the scene at the Duncan courthouse in her quest to see animal abuse thwarted during the trial pertaining to Teddy the dog, who died from alleged abuse. (Photo submitted)

Pickard cited for community involvement, business excellence

Realtor’s three awards recognize her commitment to professional, personal interests

Three major awards in recent months are a sign of Chemainus’ Brittany Pickard’s dedication to her profession and commitment to her community.

Pickard won the Golden Brush award for young entrepreneur in November during the revived Golden Brush Awards that honour business excellence.

Since then, she’s been singled out for two other awards.

One reads “in appreciation and recognition of your outstanding performance and achievements in the Re/Max organization.”

Pickard previously worked with her dad and only branched out on her own as a realtor in October of 2017.

“It was good for your first year to get something like that,” she said. “It doesn’t happen very much.”

Her achievements in the community are legendary for someone her age and Pickard was also the recipient of a Realtors Care honour that’s a special source of pride.

“I am so unbelievably honoured and humbled to have received the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board 2018 Realtor Care Award,” noted Pickard. “I love giving back to my community that has given me so much in return.”

The award came with a $500 reward for the charity of her choice and she selected the BC SPCA Cowichan and District Branch.

Pickard has worked a lot with causes for animals, including as co-founder of the United For A Paws group that has been so instrumental in pushing for justice for abused animals who can’t speak for themselves.

She’s always been passionate about everything she does in business and during her personal time.

Other causes and volunteer efforts near and dear to Pickard’s heart include: Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus Branch 191, 49th Parallel Grocery’s community initiatives, Cowichan Neighbourhood House and more.

“What a blessed life I live to be part of such an amazing community,” she enthused. “I share this award with all of you because I couldn’t do it without you.”

Pickard would still like to see more people taking an active role in community affairs.

“I go to these volunteer things and I’m the youngest by 25 years – even more,” she observed. “Why aren’t people getting involved?”

Volunteering has always been second nature for Pickard and she hopes others will be inspired because it can be so worthwhile. “An hour a week can change a lot,” she reasoned.

 

Brittany Pickard with her Re/Max achievement award. (Photo submitted)

Brittany Pickard with Len Lavender, president of the Chemainus Legion, in support of the Teddy the dog animal abuse trial that is ongoing in Duncan. (Photo submitted)

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