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Morguard’s Ottawa Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Wins the Hilton Legacy Award – Dual BrandGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#20dad1a7-28ca-489f-aa32-2cb829f1eb9b;L0|#020dad1a7-28ca-489f-aa32-2cb829f1eb9b|Real Estate2021-02-04T05:00:00Z<p>Morguard is happy to announce that it's Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, has won Dual-Brand of the Year at the Hilton Legacy Awards in the Development Award category.</p><p>Hilton's annual program selects winners based on individual property data using combined metrics that include overall guest experience, quality assurance, and revenue growth from the previous calendar year.</p><p>The dual branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites opened in 2019, completely modernized internally and externally. The hotel was retrofitted with new generators, pipes, heating, and air conditioning, among other changes. The Morguard-led redevelopment of the hotel complex has now become its flagship.</p><p>Morguard's redevelopment culminated in the first dual-brand conversion of an existing building in Canada, and the first Hilton hotel in downtown Ottawa. This project solidifies Morguard's investment in the Ottawa region, and commitment to redeveloping existing properties for long-term value.</p><p>The Hilton Garden Inn has 10 storeys and offers locally sourced food and beverages at its full-service restaurants and bars, and the Homewood Suites has 17 storeys and is designed for extended stays, with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. The two towers combine to share amenities such as a large 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor salt-water pool, and flexible meeting and event areas. The complex is within walking distance of the National Art Gallery, Rideau Canal, and the By-ward Market, along with various eating and shopping attractions, pathways and transit, and is promised to delight visitors in what is being called Morguard's crown jewel. <br></p><p><br></p>
Morguard Awarded a Gold Wired Certification for Downtown Calgary Office PropertyGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2020-12-04T05:00:00Z<p>Morguard is pleased to announce that one of the company's office property, Penn West Plaza (207 & 215 9<sup>th</sup> Ave SW), in Calgary, has been awarded a Gold Wired Certification from WiredScore. Wired Certification is a commercial real estate rating system that recognizes outstanding internet connectivity and digital infrastructure in commercial properties. </p><p>The Gold Certification was achieved thanks to the building's current connectivity, robust digital infrastructure and readiness. This accomplishment also wouldn't have been possible without the commitment and expertise of Morguard's on-site property management team. </p><p>"Having great connectivity, especially in this current environment, is vitally important for organizations," said Frank Giugovaz, Regional General Manager, at Morguard. "This achievement underscores Morguard's dedication to providing best-in-class tenant experience and gives this building a competitive market position."</p><p>Key features in the Penn West Plaza includes multiple service providers for tenants to choose from, several protected Points of Entry and the capacity to support new carriers entering from the street. The building infrastructure also allows management to easily support the introduction of any new services that a tenant may request. </p><p>Congratulations on this accomplishment to our Development team and the property team.<br></p><p><br></p>
Morguard Named One Of Canada’s Safest Employers For The 8th Consecutive YearGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2020-12-02T05:00:00Z<p style="text-align:justify;">Morguard is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of Canada's Safest Employers for the eighth consecutive year. This year's recognition, an Excellence Award in the Services Sector category, is a testament of Morguard's commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The award recognizes a robust Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) strategy and the ability to adapt to the changing environment caused by the pandemic and evolve to meet new needs and parameters.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Morguard's award-winning safety strategy takes into consideration the distinctive elements of its teams and properties across the country, including the development of a workplace hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) tailored for retail, residential, office and industrial businesses, strong training embedded into the OHS program, and a robust and centralized risk management approach. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Morguard also believes that communicating safety awareness is a shared responsibility, essential to building a strong safety culture, and that employee engagement is pivotal to promoting the success of its OHS strategy. Through ambassadorship and front-line leadership, the company's innovative employee engagement activities create a culture of knowledge sharing and recognition that meets the growing needs of its properties, people, and the environment.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Continuing to proactively seek out and embrace occupational health and safety opportunities is a key part of Morguard's commitment to its employees. Teams across the organization recognize Morguard as a responsible employer, devoted to providing a safe environment, improving its health and safety metrics and evolving its strategy year-over-year.<br></p><p><br></p>'s-Safest-Employer-Award.aspx
Morguard Media Campaigns Honoured at 2020 CPRS Ace AwardsGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#50f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00;L0|#050f77e71-a149-46fd-90c2-9f738ea9df00|Real Estate Investment;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2020-11-20T05:00:00Z<p>Morguard is very proud to announce that various Morguard media campaigns received two awards – gold and silver – at this year's Canadian Public Relations Society's Ace Awards. These media campaigns were prepared and executed by Kaiser & Partners, whom the awards are shared with.<span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p><p>"We are delighted to receive these awards acknowledging our efforts," said Susanne DesRochers, Director, Corporate Marketing. "These awards demonstrate the team's ongoing contributions to the organization and how our efforts are helping to move business objectives forward. We also want to thank the team at Kaiser & Partners for their continued expertise and guidance during these campaigns."<span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p><p>The campaign for the 2020 Annual Canadian Economic Outlook won a Gold Award in the "Best Use of Media Relations" category. The campaign secured 129 media stories, 25,906,056 impressions and garnered greater awareness for the company. The campaign's spokesperson has also become a thought leader in the space, giving recurring interviews for BNN.<span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"> </span></p><p>Additionally, the media campaigns for events done by five Canadian properties shared a Silver Award in the same category. The events included; the Centre Mall renovations, the grand opening of the Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites in Ottawa, the opening of the elevated pedestrian walkway at Penn West Plaza, the sustainability initiatives at the New Sudbury Centre and the seasonal pop-up ice rink at Bonnie Doon. <br></p><p><br></p>
Lawson Heights Wins BOMA Regina Silver Earth AwardGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management;GP0|#b5668b16-dbd3-469c-ab9c-37e83b5a0ae0;L0|#0b5668b16-dbd3-469c-ab9c-37e83b5a0ae0|Retail Leasing2020-11-19T05:00:00Z<p>Morguard is thrilled to announce that Lawson Heights Mall in Saskatoon, SK has been awarded the BOMA Regina Earth Award, Enclosed Shopping Centre – Silver for their amazing sustainability efforts. The BOMA Earth Awards recognizes excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management.</p><p>"We are very grateful to receive this award in recognition of our ongoing efforts towards environmental and sustainable excellence," said Tammy Abbott, Operations Manager, Lawson Heights Mall. "The BOMA Regina Earth Award highlights our commitment to strong property management and quality conservation practices. These qualities are especially needed during these times when individuals want to be reassured that the places they are entering are expertly maintained."</p><p>This award demonstrates the dedication of the Lawson Heights team and their ability to work effectively with tenants and guests towards the common goal of environmental stewardship. </p><p> Key programs and features at the property include:</p><ul><li>Donating old building materials to Habitat for Humanity </li><li>Converting lighting to low-energy LEDs</li><li>Cleaning/ maintenance tools and equipment are mainly rechargeable battery operated. </li><li>Promoting the use of public transportation.</li><li>Sensor-initiated irrigation system </li><li>Cleaning supplies are environmentally friendly</li><li>Use of environmentally preferable fertilizers and weed control.</li><li>Introduction of green bins</li></ul><p>As a winner of the regional BOMA Earth Award, Lawson Heights Mall is eligible to enter the BOMA Canada National Awards. Congratulations to the Lawson Heights team!<br></p> <p> <br> </p>
Morguard Honoured with Nine Awards from the International Council of Shopping CentresGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management;GP0|#b5668b16-dbd3-469c-ab9c-37e83b5a0ae0;L0|#0b5668b16-dbd3-469c-ab9c-37e83b5a0ae0|Retail Leasing;GP0|#328c01de-49ad-45ac-a0e7-062925cae18f;L0|#0328c01de-49ad-45ac-a0e7-062925cae18f|Retail Specialty Leasing2020-11-17T05:00:00Z<p>For the eighth consecutive year, Morguard has been recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centres ("ICSC") for excellence in marketing campaigns that elevate the shopping experience and connect with their surrounding communities. At the annual ICSC awards, held virtually this year, Morguard added seven MAXI Awards and three Visual Victories Award to its achievements. </p><p>"We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the best-in-class retail experience provided at our centres," said Ed Lincz, Vice President, Retail Property Management, Morguard. "We’re excited to be recognized once again for our contribution to innovation in the retail industry, and for strengthening relationships with the communities we serve, especially given these unprecedented times.” </p><p>The ICSC MAXI Awards showcase the creative and innovative practices that paint the picture for the future of the industry, highlighting the retail real estate industry’s most innovative events, programs and technologies that add value to shopping centers and companies throughout the United States and Canada. Morguard won awards in the following categories: </p><p> <strong>North American MAXI Awards</strong></p><p>Property:         <strong>Morguard Specialty Leasing</strong>, Mississauga, Ontario<br> Award:            Gold Winner<br> Category:        Under 10K<br> Subcategory:  Company<br><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Campaign:      Online Prospecting Blitz</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Property:         </span><strong style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Prairie Mall</strong><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">, Grande Prairie, Alberta<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Award:            Gold Winner<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Category:        Revenue<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Subcategory:  Shopping Centres under 500,000 SF<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Campaign:      </span><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">Prairie Mall is Firing on all Cylinders</span></p><p>Property:         <strong>Shoppers Mall</strong>, Brandon, Manitoba<br> Award:            Gold Winner<br> Category:        Under 10K<br> Subcategory:  Shopping Centres under 500,000 SF<br> Campaign:      Kia Court Cool Park </p><p>Property:         <strong>Morguard Marketing</strong>, Mississauga, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Impact<br> Subcategory:  Company<br> Campaign:      A Gift-A Day Giveaway </p><p>Property:         <strong>Morguard Specialty Leasing</strong>, Mississauga, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Innovation<br> Subcategory:  Company<br> Campaign:      ReThink Retail (The Pop-Up Project)</p><p>Property:         <strong>St. Laurent Shopping Centre</strong>, Ottawa, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Under 10K<br> Subcategory:  Shopping Centres Over $500,001 SF<br> Campaign:      LRT Launch <br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Visual Victories Awards Program</strong></p><p>The ICSC Visual Victories Awards Program is a global visual merchandising competition specifically created for cart, kiosk and temporary in-line retailers. The annual competition recognizes the outstanding work done by exceptional visual merchandisers, retailers and specialty leasing agents. </p><p>Property:         <strong>St. Laurent Shopping Centre</strong>, Ottawa, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Most Inspirational Pop-Up/Temporary Store Window Display <br> Campaign:      Manitoba Mukluks</p><p>Property:         <strong>St. Laurent Shopping Centre</strong>, Ottawa, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Most Creative Pop-Up Store<br> Campaign:      Manitoba Mukluks</p><p>Property:         <strong>Bramalea City Centre</strong>, Brampton, Ontario<br> Award:            Silver Winner<br> Category:        Most Creative Pop-Up Store<br> Campaign:      Levi's Pop Up<br></p><p><br></p>
Morguard and its Bees Make Donation to GTA-Based CharitiesGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2020-11-13T05:00:00Z<p>Bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem. One third of what we eat relies on pollination by bees. That is why Morguard is taking action and including them in our sustainability efforts. We have partnered with Alvéole, urban beekeeping specialists, and incorporated beehives, naturalized gardens, and bee-hotels at our various properties across Canada, so we can have a positive impact on the bee community.<span style="color:inherit;font-size:1em;background-color:transparent;"> </span></p><p>This partnership also has an educational component to it. Companies in our offices are able to take part in workshops highlighting a variety of issues related to the environment while simultaneously learning how to make their own honey. </p><p>An additional benefit of the hives is the honey and wax products that are produced every year. The honey and other various products are shared with our partners and the community. This year, three of our properties in the Greater Toronto Area (77 Bloor St W, 65 Overlea Blvd and 200 Yorkland Blvd) were able to donate the products to those in need. 600 jars of honey were donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Etobicoke, Ontario and 150 candles, 300 bars of soap and 300 lip balms were donated to The Redwood, a women's shelter in Toronto, Ontario. </p><p>Morguard's bees initiative is part of our Sustainable Morguard program that focuses on the environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues that affect the communities where we operate. To learn more about Sustainable Morguard, please visit <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=34df4250-cd2c-4a77-ac2f-305ac61b278e&TermSetId=5078c29a-2b54-4c64-bee4-5ba49b00096c&TermId=6bd0d196-a159-42ea-936e-5b43d9973e0a"></a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Morguard Salutes Frontline and Essential WorkersGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a2;GP0|#3e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863;L0|#03e31cf64-7302-4306-b3fd-abaa24a28863|Property Management2020-05-05T04:00:00Z<p><span lang="EN-US">To the frontline healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and other essential workers who keep us safe and provide us with essential goods and services, thank you! We recognize the commitment, dedication, and resiliency they demonstrate in the face of this current environment of uncertainty. </span><span lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">We also extend our thanks to Morguard’s essential workers including property and operations teams, maintenance employees, as well as those working from home. Their hard work and dedication in continuing to serve our communities is helping our residents, tenants, and stakeholders to be safe at home and at work. </span><span lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Across our organization, we continue to do our part to support government measures to limit and stop the spread of COVID-19 by following all social and physical distancing protocols. </span><span lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">We look forward to the future when we can work together again. We are in this together.</span><span lang="EN-US"></span></p> <font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p><br></p>
Morguard Corporation Announces Renewal of Normal Course Issuer BidGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a22019-09-18T04:00:00Z<p>Morguard Corporation (MRC:TSX) ("Morguard") announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has accepted a notice filed by Morguard of its intention to make a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the TSX and/or alternative Canadian trading systems.</p><p>The notice provides that Morguard may, during the twelve-month period commencing September 22, 2019 and ending September 21, 2020 purchase up to 564,117 common shares ("Common Shares") in total, being approximately 5% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares.  The daily repurchase restriction for the Common Shares is 1,000.  Common Shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid will be cancelled.  The price that Morguard will pay for any such Common Shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition.  Management of Morguard will determine the actual number of Common Shares that may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases, subject to compliance with TSX guidelines.  </p><p>Under its previous normal course issuer bid, Morguard was approved to purchase up to 569,854 Common Shares.  Morguard purchased 81,229 Common Shares for cancellation during the last twelve months at an average cost per share of $185.10 through the facilities of the TSX and/or alternative Canadian trading systems.  As of September 11, 2019, there were 11,282,342 Common Shares outstanding.  Morguard's average daily trading volume for the prior six months is 1,199.</p><p>Morguard believes that its Common Shares have been trading in price ranges which do not adequately reflect their value in relation to the business of Morguard and its future business prospects.  As a result, depending upon future price movements and other factors, Morguard believes that its outstanding Common Shares may represent an attractive investment.  Furthermore, the purchases are expected to benefit all persons who continue to hold Common Shares by increasing their proportionate interest in Morguard.</p><p><strong>About Morguard Corporation</strong><br></p><p>Morguard Corporation is a major North American real estate and property management company.  It has extensive retail, office, industrial, hotel and residential holdings owned directly and through its investment in Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust, Morguard North American Residential REIT and Temple Hotels Inc. Morguard also provides real estate management services to institutional and other investors.  Morguard's owned and managed portfolio of assets is valued at $21.2 billion.</p><p><img src="" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:1px;" /></p><p>For further information: Morguard Corporation, Paul Miatello, Chief Financial Officer, T 905-281-3800; Beverley G. Flynn, Secretary, T 905-281-3800</p> <font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p><br></p>
BeYou 2019 and Big Brothers Big Sisters - The Morguard ConnectionGP0|#f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964;L0|#0f6ee19df-6c3a-4081-bd74-668207df6964|Morguard;GTSet|#bbd2a0ca-f457-44e3-b106-3c8139b9e1faGP0|#14ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651;L0|#014ddfd02-772e-4184-813f-3edbb2e94651|Morguard Corporation;GTSet|#08f799fb-3b4e-446d-9e79-1b6ddfdd40a22019-09-16T04:00:00Z<p> <span lang="EN-US">Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults (‘Big Brothers’ or ‘Big Sisters’) and youth (‘Little Brothers’ or ‘Little Sisters’). BBBS has a comprehensive infrastructure for supporting mentorship partnerships, which includes detailed legal screening of mentors to ensure child safety, a broad network of professional staff supporting mentors and volunteers, and complete systems for selecting, approving and supporting volunteers and referring families to agencies that provide other services if required for the mentee and their family. </span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">A thorough recruitment and screening process combined with intensive training guarantees successful matchings between mentors and mentees. Even though the program provides mentorship to ‘Littles’ until they turn 18, the relationship they’ve built with their ‘Bigs’ lasts beyond their time with BBBS.</span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">Learn more about <a href="/NewsAndResearch_/Pages/BeYou-2019-Profile-Tricia.aspx">Tricia Schmuland</a>, Drew Pierson, <a href="/NewsAndResearch_/Pages/BeYou-2019-Profile-Mary.aspx">Mary Tucker</a> and <a href="/NewsAndResearch_/Pages/BeYou-2019-Profile-Scott.aspx">Scott Harris</a>, members of Morguard’s teams in Canada and the United States, who have been actively involved with BBBS’s mentorship program.</span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US"><br></span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US"><strong>Drew Pierson<br></strong></span><span lang="EN-US">Community Manager, Verandah <br></span><span lang="EN-US">Valley Ranch, Irving, Texas, United States</span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">Drew comes from a large family and always knew he wanted to be a parent and a positive influence in the lives of children. After two years with BBBS as a ‘Big Brother’, he gained the experience required to become a foster parent – a dream of his that would have been impossible to achieve if he hadn’t joined BBBS. </span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">Having seen the benefits that a ‘Big’ could bring to a ‘Little’, Drew immediately signed his daughter Courtney up to become a ‘Little Sister’ so she could have a strong female figure in her life. When Courtney was matched with B, her ‘Big Sister’, they immediately got along. They often go together to sporting events, museums, back-to-school fairs and concerts. </span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">When Drew was approached to talk about his experience with BBBS, he was quick to accept in the hopes of sharing the incredible impact that being a ‘Big’ can have on the life of a ‘Little.’ The emphasis in BBBS and BeYou on being yourself really resonates with his family. Drew hopes that more people participate in the program to help encourage youth to have confidence and take pride in who they are. </span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US">Making a difference in the life of a ‘Little’ is something everyone can do. If you’d like to make a difference in someone’s life, visit </span> <span lang="EN-US"> <a href=""></a></span><span lang="EN-US"> to find your match.</span><span lang="EN-US"><br><br></span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US"><img src="/PublishingImages/News_Knowledge/Posts/2019%20BeYou/BeYou2019-Drew.png" alt="" /><br></span></p> <font color="#000000"></font> <font face="Times New Roman"></font> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"> <br> </p> <font color="#000000"></font> <font face="Times New Roman"></font> <p> <br> </p>