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Aviation History Newfoundland & Labrador

V. J. (Jim) Burton

Co- Chair and Aviator

Jim Burton has been successfully selling Real Estate in St. John’s for over 32 Years. He is the Host of the weekly RE/MAX Infinity Realty “Online Real Estate Show.” Jim obtained…

his “FRI”, Fellow of the Real Estate Institute in 1996 from The Real Estate Institute of Canada and the “MVA” Market Value Appraiser – Residential from the Canadian Real Estate Association in 1998. Founder of “The Jim Burton Sales Team” in 1998, he is a past and current facilitator of Real Estate Education & Motivational Courses for Realtors in the St. John’s area.

Jim is President of RE/MAX Infinity Realty Inc., one of Newfoundland & Labrador’s fastest growing Real Estate companies. Team Burton has been among the Top Producing Teams within the RE/MAX organization, placing in the Top Ten in Canada & Top Twenty Worldwide. Jim holds an Airline Transport Pilots License with 15,000 flight hours and owns and operates a seasonal Airline, North Eastern Sky Services Ltd. with his Dehavilland Beaver Floatplane in Labrador. He’s also operator of Igloo Lake Lodge Ltd., one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s trophy Brook Trout Lodges.

Jim is Chairperson of the Liberal Party of Canada (PTB-NL) and Vice-Chair of the Salvation Army St. John’s Advisory Council. Jim is also a member of the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. Jim is Co-Founder of Aviation History Newfoundland & Labrador Inc.(a self-sustaining Non-For-Profit that engages the public by supporting and promoting the “Newfoundland & Labrador Aviation History” experience as well as conducting and promoting educational programs).

Jim is past Chair of the Board of Director’s of Hope Air (2011-2018) and current Chair of the Hope Air Advisory Council for Atlantic Canada. In November 2018, The Senate of Canada presented Jim with the 150th Anniversary Medal which celebrates the achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Senate of Canada on November 06, 1867. In May 2018, the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) bestowed Jim the Pursuit of Excellence Award for Community Services and in 2017 the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest bestowed Jim the True Rotarian award for the 2017 Rotary year. November 2016, Jim was presented the CLB Governor & Commandants Medallion in recognition of achievements of excellence in support of the C.L.B. and it’s programs. In November 2015, Jim was bestowed the 2015 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Red Cross – Newfoundland and Labrador. In December 2014, the St. John’s Board of Trade presented Jim the Community Builder Volunteer of the Year. In 2013, The Salmon Preservation Association for the Waters of Newfoundland and Labrador presented a special award (The Ches Loughlin Conservation Award) to Jim for contributing significantly to the protection of Atlantic Salmon. In 2013, Hope Air named Jim “National Volunteer of the Year”. In 2011, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Eastern Newfoundland named Jim the (non-builder) Member of the Year Award.

Jim is also past member of the Board of Director’s of the “Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest”, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Atlantic Canada), a past member of the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland & Labrador Brain Injury Association, past Chairperson of the Canadian Cancer Society – NL “Dream Team” Relay for Life. Jim is also a past fundraising committee member for the new YMCA Building in St. John’s. He’s also past Honorary Chairperson of Newfoundland & Labrador Volunteer Week 2010 and a past Chairperson of the CHBA Home Show 2009, 2008 and 2007. Jim is a past Director of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. He was the Chairperson of the Liberal Party Leaders Dinner on May 12, 2014 in St. John’s, where some 530 supporters gathered. His past community contributions are many, and include Judge at the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Pageant 2008, past Chairperson for the St. John’s Northwest Rotary Club Gala Dinner & Auction, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 & 2007, co–chairperson of the “2006 RE/MAX Concert for the Cure” in aid of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, past Chairperson of the Cowan Heights United Church Board of Management and Past President of the Cowan Heights United Church Men’s Club. He is also a past Director of the St. John’s Real Estate Board and a previous Director of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association –Eastern Newfoundland and the St. John’s Board of Trade.

Jim is known for his energetic, enthusiastic and resourceful Real Estate practice and is always open to new ideas, challenges and opportunities.

W. D. (Bill) Mahoney

Director and Aviator

Bill Mahoney is a pioneer in the province’s telecommunications industry. He was instrumental in the early development and distribution of cable television and…

high speed internet throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, he is the owner of a group of companies in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador related to the real estate and tourism sectors.

Bill served, with distinction, for 28 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserves, holding a number of staff and command positions, retiring in 2004. However, he remains active in many civic and military organizations.

He is provincial Chairman of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and is former Chair of the Board of Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society, the St. John’s International Airport Authority, and the St. John’s Downtown Development Commission. He currently serves as a director of a number of not for profit and charitable organizations including, the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2010, he established the Honorary Colonel Benevolent Fund to provide financial assistance, in times of need, to military members and their families throughout the province.

Bill has been recognized with many honours and awards for his community and military service. He has received the Canadian Forces Decoration; and in 1995, he was invested as an Officer in the Order of Military Merit. He has also received the Commissionaire’s Distinguished Service Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2006 he was appointed an Honorary Inspector with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and was formerly, an Honorary Colonel of 9 Wing Gander. He was awarded the St. John’s Board of Trade Award for Business Person Volunteer of the Year and more recently, he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame and has also been named to the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame. In December 2016, he was inducted as a member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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