Macdonald Real Estate Group announces multi-year sponsorship commitment to Arthritis Research Canada

February 11, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) – Macdonald Real Estate Group is pleased to announce a three year sponsorship with Arthritis Research Canada as presenting sponsor of their signature event, the ARThritis Soirée.  This year’s event will take place at 7 pm on May 22, 2019 at The Roof, Hotel Vancouver.  Tickets are on sale now at

The Soirée attracts business and community leaders, philanthropists, healthcare professionals, donors, and more and is presented as an elegant cocktail reception. This format allows guests to circulate and network and boasts something for everyone—mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine, as well as an amazing raffle, and live and silent auctions. Singer Mike Reno will also treat sponsors and guests to an amazing show that will include some of Loverboy’s greatest hits.

“We are proud to highlight the importance of arthritis research for the millions of Canadians who struggle with this disease,” said Lynn Hsu, Macdonald Real Estate Group’s CEO. “Arthritis is the leading cause of workplace disability and affects 1 in 6 Canadians. Research is needed to improve the lives of people living with this disease in Canada and around the world.”

Macdonald Realty is a British Columbia owned and operated brokerage established 75 years ago. More than 1,000 real estate professionals and staff work out of the company’s 20 offices across the province.

“Based on statistics, over 150 of our people have or will be impacted by arthritis in their lifetimes,” Hsu said. “Add in our staff and agents’ families and almost everyone at Macdonald Realty will likely be affected by some form of this disease. Arthritis research is important to Macdonald Realty because it’s important to all of us.”

The real estate company looks forward to working with Arthritis Research Canada to continue increasing awareness about arthritis – a disease that now affects 6 million Canadians of ALL ages and 350 million people worldwide. The need to support arthritis research has never been greater!

“Arthritis causes much more than aches and pains,” said Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific director. “An arthritis diagnosis changes a person’s life. Sometimes they have to stop working or work less, daily tasks become difficult or impossible and the disease can result in serious and life-threatening complications. The huge advances we have seen since Arthritis Research Canada started 18 years ago is the result of research finding answers that really make a difference to people with arthritis.”



Founded in Vancouver in 1944, Macdonald Realty ( has grown to become BC’s largest full-service corporately owned real estate company, with over 20 offices, 1,000+ agents and staff in the province, and nearly $10 billion in annual sales.

In addition to residential sales, Macdonald Commercial has over 40 dedicated commercial agents with a head office on Burrard Street and a new Fraser Valley office in South Surrey; Macdonald Property Management currently manages over $5 billion in BC properties; and Macdonald Platinum Marketing has sold over $2 billion in luxury new construction.


Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Led by world-renowned rheumatologist, Dr. John Esdaile, Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific team of over 100 are creating a future where people living with arthritis are empowered to triumph over pain and disability. Within British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues.

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