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Stories Tagged - My First Home

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April 03, 2019 | George Johnson

My First Home: Martin Gelinas, Calgary Flames assistant coach

The first trip through the front door of his first home is a memory Martin Gelinas will never forget.

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March 27, 2019 | George Johnson

My First Home: Theoren Fleury, Calgary Flames great and public speaker

Well, a fella has a right to celebrate something as unique and remarkable as his first 50-goal season with a little extravagance, doesn't he?

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March 20, 2019 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Alykhan Velji, designer extraordinaire

Calgary-based designer Alykhan Velji is partial to mid-century modern design. So when he and his now-husband, Jason Krell, were scouring the MLS® System listings for their first home, it was a given that the couple would jump on a four-level, mid-century modern gem in Chinook Park.

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Feb. 28, 2019 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Carson Arthur, gardening & landscaping expert

Gardening guru, author and HGTV Canada's Home to Win host Carson Arthur has fond memories of his first home, a two-storey, 1960s fixer-upper with a lovely front porch in Toronto's eclectic community of Leslieville.

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Jan. 09, 2019 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Bryan Baeumler, HGTV star and renovation expert

Renovation expert and HGTV superstar Bryan Baeumler has fond memories of his first home, a small, 50-year-old bungalow that he purchased and renovated with his wife, Sarah, who is an interior designer.

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Dec. 05, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi

My First Home: Gino Marghella, Italian Centre Shop general manager

Gino Marghella was a young manager at the Italian Centre Shop in Edmonton when he bought his first home back in 2005.

For a young adult, purchasing a home can be an experience filled with anxious moments. Marghella – who is now general manager of the Italian Centre Shop, Alberta, and manages the Calgary store – readily admits that's the way he felt at the time.

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Dec. 12, 2018 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Laval St. Germain, world-class explorer

For Calgary-based, world-class explorer and adventurer Laval St. Germain, home is where the heart is.

"I could be on the other side of the planet, living in an apartment in Hong Kong or a tent in Kenya, but as long as I am with my family, I am at home," he said, just days before he was set to depart on his latest adventure to the South Pole in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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Nov. 07, 2018 | George Johnson

My First Home: Lanny McDonald

Iconic status was off in the future for the 22-year-old winger. The bushy moustache had yet to grow out and become a trademark.

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Oct. 05, 2018 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Amanda Forrest, design expert

Known for her eclectic and bold style, design superstar, TV personality and entrepreneur Amanda Forrest credits her first home as the starting point of her career.

It all began with a red brick, two-bedroom, single-storey home with oodles of historical charm in the quaint town of Cambridge, Ont.

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Oct. 24, 2018 | Kevin Brown

My First Home: Gerrad Oishi, Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

Gerrad B. Oishi, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, purchased his first home 18 years ago and still happily resides there today.

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