About Us

The Mortgage Centre – BC Direct Mortgages is owned by Ed Kolisnyk and Shannon Brolund, and Chris Kolisnyk, a father-daughter-son team, working together since 2000.

Why be satisfied with only one bank’s rates and products when we can help you choose the best rates and products among many of Canada’s leading mortgage lenders. When it comes to mortgages, The Mortgage Centre – BC Direct Mortgages has everything the banks have to offer and much more! Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a savvy homeowner shopping for the best rate at renewal, take advantage of our 50 plus years of combined lending experience to guarantee you a stress-free experience, helping you arrange the best mortgage solution that fits your lifestyle.

Ed Kolisnyk


Senior Mortgage Broker

As your Kelowna Mortgage Centre broker at The Mortgage Centre – BC Direct Mortgages, Ed knows how to best shop your mortgage with the various lenders and get results fast! Ed understands the complexities of all types of mortgages and because no two clients are the same, you can rely on his more than 35 years of mortgage lending experience.

Previously to joining the Mortgage Centre in Kelowna, Ed was a Branch Manager of a local credit union for 12 years. Prior to that, he was a Mortgage Development Officer for a major chartered bank in Kelowna. Having lived in the Okanagan since 1984, Ed is very knowledgeable of the Kelowna area and business community. He is also a past Vice-President of the Westbank Chamber of Commerce.


Mortgage Broker

Shannon has been involved in the financial services industry in Kelowna since 1997, having worked at a securities brokerage firm, a major chartered bank, and as a Certified Financial Planner assisting clients with their investment goals. As your Mortgage Centre Kelowna broker at The Mortgage Centre – BC Direct Mortgages, saving you time and money is Shannon’s main concern, and she can help you understand how your mortgage fits into your overall financial strategy!

Previously to joining the Mortgage Centre in Kelowna, Shannon attended Okanagan University College and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with Honours in 2001. She also completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1998, and received the Award of Excellence for Exceptional Academic Achievement.


Mortgage Broker

Chris will educate you on new industry trends and will ensure that you have the right information to make your mortgage decision easy. If you are a first time buyer, Chris will help you understand the complexities of likely the biggest purchase you will make, and aims to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Prior to joining the Mortgage Centre in Kelowna, Chris worked for a major chartered bank for three years. While there, Chris attended the University of British Columbia Okanagan and obtained his Bachelor of Management Degree in 2011.

Who is the Mortgage Centre?

BC Direct Mortgages is a franchise office of The Mortgage Centre in Kelowna. The Mortgage Centre, Canada’s first national mortgage broker organization, has 166 office locations across Canada and has over 950 mortgage agents serving clients coast to coast. What does this mean to you as a client? The mortgage brokers at our Kelowna Mortgage Centre office have an exclusive electronic bid system that gets Canada’s leading lenders to compete for your mortgage, and you choose the mortgage that is best for you! Plus, our service costs you nothing, unless you happen to have non-standard financing needs.

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