May 12, 2022
For immediate release:
Saskatoon, SK: The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) today dedicated its North Service Centre Boardroom in honour of Anne Odishaw.
“Every now and then, someone stands out for their ability to influence positive change through their dedication to the real estate industry, commitment to volunteerism and passion for mentorship and development,” said SRA Board Chair, Avril Reifferscheid. “Real estate is home to many strong community and profession builders, and Anne stands out as a pioneer whose commitment and enthusiasm for the industry has never wavered.”
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) named Odishaw REALTOR® of Year in 1996, a prestigious and well-earned recognition of her career.
“A major highlight of my years of service to improving and elevating the Saskatchewan real estate profession occurred when I became the first woman to serve as President of the Saskatoon Real Estate Board,” said Anne Odishaw. “I felt the pressure at first, being a woman, and the first and only one, but I finally decided I was voted in because of who and what I am, and I’m human and I can make mistakes.”
Anne joined organized real estate in 1976, was licensed for over 40 years, and recently retired February 1, 2020. She was first elected to the Saskatoon Real Estate Board as a director in 1981 and remained on the board until 1988. Anne then carried on her volunteering and was a Saskatchewan Real Estate Association Director in 1984 and 1985 and again in 1988-1989. She was also elected to the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission for the first time in 1989-1990 and then again in 2002-2005, and again from 2007-2010.
“Congratulations to Anne from all of us at the SRA,” said Reifferscheid. “This honour is well-deserved, and we are especially honoured that Anne accepted the recognition.”
Odishaw lives in Airdrie, AB with her husband and together they spoil their grandchildren and travel south for the winter.
Director of Government & External Relations
Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association