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2024 Welcome Gift Bags

In 2023, Coldwell Banker WIN Realty helped over 70 families in our local area buy or sell a home. This includes residential homes in Wellington North, Minto, West Grey, and Southgate. Coldwell Banker WIN Realty would like to offer an opportunity for local businesses to reach families of new homes to promote their business. Our office is putting together 85 welcome gift bags for the families we help buy or sell a home in 2024.

If you have a local business in the above locations and would like to contribute something to these welcome gift bags, please reach out to us. Ideas for the bags could be a gift certificate, brochure about your business, or small gift to welcome a family into their new home.

You can reach out to us at realestate@winfinancial.com or 519-323-3022.


Feminine Hygiene Product Initiative

Drew Nelson working alongside Kay Ayres on their mission to break down barriers when it comes to period poverty in our community.

They are working towards having two feminine hygiene product dispensers installed in the spring, one at the Mount Forest Sports Complex and Arthur & Area Community Centre. In the meantime, they are looking for donations to pay for one of the dispensers, as one has already been paid for by a generous and anonomous community member.

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Coldwell Banker WIN Realty named #1 Real Estate Brokerage in 2023

Members Jessica McFarlane and Bill Nelson

Coldwell Banker WIN Realty is named the number one real estate brokerage  for the number of transactions in 2023.

*As per RAGBOS Real Estate Board statistics on the ITSO platform for the areas of Wellington North, Southgate and Minto for transactions in the calendar year of 2023.

Let our Award Winning Realtors help guide you home in 2024!

Reach out today and expect results.

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Corporate Citizen of the year 2022

Bill Nelson and Staff

"Bill Nelson and his team are the perfect example of good Corporate Citizenship. This business has been located on Main Street for many years and has always supported the town of Mount Forest. Financially they sponsor and support almost every event and organization in our community. To name a few the MF Fireworks Festival, Minor Hockey, LMH Foundation, Curling Club, Lawn Bowling club and more. What sets them apart however is not only do they provide financial support but each member of the team is also very actively involved in helping to make our community a better place. Bill himself is a member of the MF Lions Club and has been a Director of the Business Improvement Association for many years, Sharon is a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Fireworks Festival Committee, Brian has been a business and community leader for years, Jessica is a Director on the BIA, and Drew and Brett are both members of the Lions Club. Clearly this successful business knows how to be a good Corporate Citizen and we are fortunate to have them in our community."

Dale Small, Nominator



ReImagined Laneway

Mount Forest BIA Initiative, spearheaded by Jessica McFarlane

In Summer of 2023, the ReImagined Laneway project was completed in the alleyway betwen Kindred Credit Union and Print One on Main St, Mount Forest.

Spearheaded by Jessica McFarlane alongside the BIA subcommittee, this alleyway now serves as a walk down memory lane, giving passerbys an opportunity to look into some of Mount Forest's history.

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Mount Forest BIA Inititative with the help of members Jessica McFarlane and Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson and Jessica McFarlane are both committee members of the Mount Forest BIA.

The BIA works in partnership with the Township of Wellington North to strategically plan and implement innovative improvement projects that enhance the business climate in the business district in a positive and community-minded manner.

In 2022, with the help of Jessica and Bill, the BIA completed BMO Parkette and Mural located beside the BMO Bank on the Main Street of Mount Forest.


MF Aquatics Ad Hoc Committee

Jessica McFarlane

Jessica McFarlane is a committee member of the Mount Forest Aquatics Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. The committee is responsible for fundraising efforts for the new Mount Forest outdoor pool. Jessica spearheaded the 'You've Been Flocked' fundraiser, a fun event giving the community the opportunity to send a flock of flamingo lawn ornaments to their friend or neighbour's front lawn. She also helped organize the 'Flocking Holiday House Tour', a fundraiser showing off local homes decorated for Christmas in 2023. 

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Mount Forest Minor Hockey

Brett Parker

Brett has been involved in Minor Hockey his whole life first as a player, then a referee in his teenage and early adult years and currently as a Coach/Trainer for the past 6 seasons. He has also been a sponsor and supported the annual golf tournament fundraiser.

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Mount Forest and District Lions Club

Bill Nelson, Brett Parker and Drew Nelson

As a member of the Mount Forest Lions Club since 2015, Drew carried on the tradition of his father as well as his grandfather and grandmother. He has helped in various aspects with the club including ticket sales, bartending, convention planning, bingo nights and more.

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Cancer Patient Services Corporation

Drew Nelson

As a past director of the board, Drew maintains and operates the CPSC website as well as adding support to the annual Cancer Golf Tournament that CPSC holds on behalf of H. Bye Construction Ltd.


Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Wenger, President of the Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Wenger is a long-time resident of the town of Mount Forest. She is very actively involved in our community in many aspects of volunteering, including her role as the current Chair of the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival. She believes in the power of community and the power of community members to make that community strong, welcoming and the best that it can be, and looks to make Mount Forest a place where businesses can thrive and grow.