Murray Haase is known as a driving force behind many local boards, committees and organizations. It is well known that when Murray Haase gets behind a project, he gives his complete dedication to helping that project become successful.
Murray developed his community skills through building a successful business. While working in sales at the Four Wheel Drive Company, Murray and his wife Merle opened a convenience store in Cambridge. He soon built up a chain of 30 Kwikie Minit Markets that were sold in the late 1980’s.
By 1985, Murray was named Citizen of the Year. He is known as a legendary fundraiser for organizations as diverse as Junior Achievement, Family and Children’s Services, both the Grand River and St. Mary’s Hospitals, and The Working Centre. As a new member of the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club he is credited with creating the Dream Home Lottery and is always the top ticket seller.
Murray has chaired the Tree of Hope campaign and was a Lutherwood Board member for over 30 years. Murray is a long-time city of Waterloo volunteer on municipal committees. If there is a major sporting event, then you know that Murray is helping out behind the scenes.