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Courtesy Curling Canada/Michael Burns

Feb. 14, 2020 | Jeff MacKinnon

My First Home: Ben Hebert, Canadian curler and Olympic gold medallist

Courtesy Curling Canada/Michael Burns


Decorated Canadian curler Ben Hebert has fond memories of his first home in Regina, though it will forever be tied to an unhappy event.

"We moved in May of 2009, right after we lost the world final in Moncton," he said. "That's how I remember it.

Courtesy Windmill Golf Group

July 24, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Lefty's legacy: Mickelson National Golf Club is one of Harmony's high notes

While the Smiths were first drawn to Harmony because of its lake access and proximity to the Rockies, a golf course development involving PGA icon Phil Mickelson was the icing on the cake.

"It was a slam dunk when we knew the Mickelson National (Golf Club) was coming in," said Kevin Smith, director of communications for Alberta Golf.

Courtesy Bordeaux Developments

June 13, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Harmony and Mahogany put unique spin on the lake-community blueprint

You've always headed west for summer vacation because it doesn't get better than lazy days spent on the water. But what if you could get all the perks of a lake vacation, including that laid-back cottage lifestyle, without leaving your neighbourhood?

The Calgary region's two newest lake communities – Harmony in Springbank and southeast Calgary's Mahogany – are both four-season, amenity-rich neighbourhoods built around water.

Courtesy City of Chestermere

April 10, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Chestermere: despite economic setbacks, growth remains in the forecast for this lakeside retreat

Much like Calgary, the bedroom community of Chestermere didn't escape the real estate market pitfalls of 2018. However, some experts say that the worst is over, predicting that as the spring of 2019 takes root, sunnier days lie ahead.

Courtesy Bordeaux Properties

Aug. 01, 2018 | Andrea Cox

Harmony offers much more than just water

Like its namesake, Harmony exudes balance, peace and all things Zen. Tucked into Rocky View County, with the foothills as its backdrop, this artist's and sports-enthusiast's haven offers a fully integrated standalone community, a place where one can truly live, work, shop and play.

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July 25, 2018 | Tyler Difley

Choosing the Calgary lake community that's right for you

Especially during the long, hot days of summer, the idea of living beside a lake is extremely appealing. Thankfully, Calgary is home to several unique communities with a man-made lake to call their own. For those thinking about buying their own lakefront oasis, here's a look at each of Calgary's established lake communities to help you find the one that's right for you.

May 14, 2014 | CREBNow

A little rest and relaxation

Recreation properties offer a scenic and serene home away from home

The dip of a paddle in the lake, the sizzle of a steak on the barbecue, the haunting hoot of a Great-Horned Owl: welcome to recreational living.

In a recreation survey conducted by the Alberta government, the top three favourite leisure activity of respondents was walking, golf and camping. Luckily for Albertans, lake and recreation living
is within short drives of all major centres.


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