Tracey Appleton received the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) Volunteer Award at the association’s annual Spring Gala held on Friday, May 10, 2019.

KWAR’s Volunteer Award is presented annually to a REALTOR® who has shown both commitment and dedication to the association and within the community.

“Tracey is known for her integrity,” says KWAR President Brian Santos. “As a volunteer, we see this shining through in her serving on many committees of our association, and in her volunteering in the greater community where she is making such a positive difference in the lives of others.”

Appleton is a sales representative with Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty and has been a REALTOR® member of KWAR since 2006. Her contributions to the community include her serving as a director on the board of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HFHWR) since 2013 and Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region since 2006. Appleton is currently presiding as Chair of both organizations.  In 2016 she was part of a group that helped to bring a family of Syrian refugees to Kitchener-Waterloo.

Karen Coviello, CEO of HFHWR says, “Tracey understands that it is up to each and every one of us to work hard, every day, to make this community even better. Not just for us and our own friends and families, but for everyone. All of us at HFWR are proud of and grateful for Tracey and her efforts to do just that.”

REALTORS® believe that healthy communities depend on a strong economy, safe neighbourhoods, a clean environment, access to housing and the protection of rights of property owners. KWAR recognizes the need to support and enhance the Quality of Life enjoyed by residents of Waterloo Region.

Tracey Appleton receiving the Volunteer Award on May 10 at the KWAR Spring Gala.


Established in 1937, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) operates the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and provides ongoing professional education courses for over 1,450 REALTOR® members who serve the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo and outlying areas. The term REALTOR® is a trademark identifying members in good standing of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) who provide real estate brokerage services in compliance with CREA’s By-Laws and Rules, the REALTOR® Code, and all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations.

Since 1993 the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® has donated well in excess of a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its REALTOR® members.