As we have said time and time again, one of the best parts of being a Calgary resident is the sense of community that is available to every single individual. Calgary consists of a collection of communities that are inclusive and actively seeking to make every Calgarians experience in this amazing city the best it can possiblely be. After all, it’s not only the property that makes a home: it is the community.
Here at Team Ken Richter we have the pleasure of working with communities all over the city. However, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work most closely with the communities of Montgomery and Bowness. Both are rich with history. This history is filled with one overarching theme that the first ever residents and present…
September is full of fun events to check out! Get out of the house and enjoy this rainy fall before the snow comes and sends everyone into hibernation mode. These events are sure to inspire you, connect you with fellow Calgarians, and provide loads of fun.
September 11 - The Mashing : Breweries from across Canada are back again for The Mashing, a ticketed event where you can try samples of incredible, home-grown craft beer. Simply purchase your tokens at the door and redeem for samples of lagers, sours, ales, pilsners and more. This is an 18+ event with lots of opportunities to connect with your next favorite brewery!
September 14 This Girl Can Expo : This event is designed to celebrate the creativity, strength, ambition and value of young girls
Do you have guests visiting the city and wanting an authentic Calgary experience? Don't miss a beat; check out these ten places around the city that showcase the best of what Calgary has to offer.
It is shaping up to a glorious spring here in Calgary, Alberta. The sun is already shining, the snow melting, and some Calgarian's are being inspired to - brace yourself - pack away their mittens and toques. With such generous weather, calendars are filling up with fun things to do this spring. After all, here in Calgary we have learned to appreciate good whether.
The communities of Bowness and Montgomery have always been particularly active when it comes to bringing the neighborhood together in the name of family friendly fun. Have you visited either of these two communities lately? There have been numerous developments to each so that they can continue to serve Calgarian's well. They also have lots planned for this spring, so here are some…
Happy Valentine’s Week, Calgary!
All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to offer you our sincere thanks and love. You are the reason we have loved serving the City of Calgary all of these years. Calgary has so many wonderful things to offer its residents and visitors that they could never all fit into one list; but we're going to try.
Here are 10 reasons we love YYC:
1). The Location: In real estate we always emphasize location, location, location! So location must be the top reason we love Calgary. Calgary is perfectly nestled between the prairies and the mountains. On a clear day, the views are bare-none.
2). The Amenities! Hiking, skiing, walking, climbing, shopping, eating, drinking; Calgary has it all!
May is full of exciting events, so don't miss out! Here are some highlights:
May 4th || Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you...)
May 5th, 12th & 19th || Free Compost Day || Calgary Compost Facility || This exciting opportunity is thanks to the City of Calgary who is "offering free compost for residents to use in their yards and gardens this spring. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected in the Green Cart Program" (City of Calgary). Take advantage of this FREE event that will help your garden flourish! While you're at it, stop by a Starbucks and pick up some free coffee grounds to sprinkle into the mix - rumor has it coffee grounds are great for growing tomatoes. Get more information HERE.
May 5th || Jane's Walk ||…
Calgary Youth Science Fair || April 11th - 14th || Olympic Oval || Where would we be without scientists? We would have no electricity, iphones, vehicles, bridges... The Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) "inspires youth to discover their potential in these STEM fields, attracting bright hardworking students to grow their great ideas into initiatives they can take into the larger world." Support your local prodigies and check out their incredible projects! For more information visit their website here.
Bowness Mainstreet Planning || April 13th || Irish Cultural Society || Have a say in how your community is being developed. Bowness and Montgomery residents, this meeting is for you! The City of Calgary says, "experts from departments across The City…
There is lots happening in the community of Bowness right now! Here are some of the highlights:
- On December 2nd the Bowness Community Association will be hosting their annual Christmas Dinner. Make sure you have your tickets (note: there is a limit of four tickets per Bowness resident). The BCA is in need of volunteers for this event, which is a fantastic way to serve the community and spread a little Christmas cheer. Click here to find the online volunteer application. Pictured on the right is Ken (far left) and Vivian (far right) volunteering at last year's event!
- On November 25th Bowness is hosting Shop Local Saturday. This event is aimed at showcasing local shops on Main street Bowness and encouraging people to support small business owners.
Here at Team Ken Richter we love working in the City of Calgary. One community that is especially close to our heart is Bowness. Few neighborhoods have as much resilience, passion, history and community spirit as Bowness. We are so excited about what is going on in the community of Bowness, so for today’s blog we are going to share some of these things with you.
The Re-Opening of Marty’s Corner Store: Back in 2013 the Calgary flooding drowned Marty’s Corner store, which had been a Bowness staple for almost 70 years. The corner store “[offered] residents a community gathering place where children spent their allowance on sweets, parents purchased bread, milk and other groceries, and seniors gathered for morning coffee” (The Calgary Herald). Newly…