Faris Team

Introducing The Faris Team Royal Dragons!
For the first time ever, The Faris Team participated in the 2015 Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival with Mark Faris, Broker, as team captain. This fun-filled summer event promotes core initiatives our team believes in – community, recreation, culture and social awareness. The Faris Team mission is to go FULL OUT for our clients and provide the best real estate experience in the world. One of the ways we stand behind our mission is by giving back to our clients with annual client appreciation events, and by supporting our community.
Most of our paddlers were new to the sport, however we all have a competitive edge, and were excited to train with our hired coach, Amber Sperling. Joanna Faris, Chief Marketing Officer at The Faris Team, had participated in the race as a paddler over 10 years ago. She was very excited to share that experience with The Faris Team and give back to the community; “Philanthropy is a core value of The Faris Team and we were very excited about this opportunity to give back.” – Joanna Faris.
The Faris Team was honoured to be representing Redwood Park Communities and raised $5,000. Redwood is partnered with the Barrie Women’s Shelter and provides transitional housing for these women. This housing drastically improves their odds of transitioning successfully out of abuse and poverty. Their second project launches in 2015 to tackle the lack of emergency transitional housing for families in Barrie.
We are a close team, we do a lot of team building and every Monday we each do a Motivational Monday presentation and team cheer to set a positive tone for the week ahead. On race day, Mark gave our team an inspiring pep talk and led us in our team cheer before each race. The Dragon Boat race was a challenging yet fun team building event and we highly recommend it to others.
We are so thankful for the Barrie Public Library and the initiative they have taken to better our community by putting on this event year after year, and we look forward to participating again in 2016!

The Faris Team