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January 25th is Bell’s “Let’s Talk” Day. This is a great opportunity not just to participate in their initiative, but to take some time to learn more about why mental health is so important and worth investing in.

On their website, Bell writes, “In September 2010, we launched the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, the largest corporate commitment to mental health in Canada focused on 4 key action pillars: fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world class research and leading by example in workplace mental health. Since then, Bell Let’s Talk has committed more than $139 million to Canadian mental health initiatives.”

Wow! Bell Let’s Talk Day also coincides with Blue Monday, January 16th, which statistically has the…

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We are proud residents of the Bowness community, and enjoy finding ways to give back. One of our favourite community traditions is the Bowness Community Association Annual Holiday Dinner. This year Team Ken Richter donated money to contribute to this great cause. Read the letter we received below to learn more about the impact the Holiday Dinner made. Be encouraged that your support for organizations like this truly does make a difference in the lives of your fellow Calgarians!

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Happy New Year! We thank you for an incredible 2022, and look forward to a bright 2023. Have fun celebrating the dawn of a new day!

Some New Year wishes...

Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

And when we ponder those who do,
We immediately think of you.

Thanks for being one of the reasons we'll have a Happy New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

(Image created via Canva)

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All of us here at Team Ken Richter wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This holiday season take time to cherish those you love and look back gratefully on all the highlights of this past year. Be present, take a deep breath, and enjoy the little things. 

Thank you to all of our valued clients, friends, and family for your continued support. We look forward to serving you in 2023 and beyond!

Happy Holidays!

Ken & Vivian Richter
RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

(Image created via Canva)

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Christmas is this weekend! Are you ready? If not, you may be resorting to purchasing a gift card for everyone left on your Christmas list; and while many gift guides will rag on gift cards as impersonable and somehow less special, we are here to tell you that gift cards are great. Why? Because at the end of the day, people want cold hard cash.

Most people don't have something specific on their list; but they do have an idea of places they like to purchase from. It is absolutely glorious to be standing in the checkout line and realizing you have a gift card. Suddenly, the items in your hand are basically free. It's such a lovely treat, and the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, as people get older the things they really want often come with a heavy…

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Black Friday is next week! Get prepared with these hot tips:

Start Early: Narcity writes, "Black Friday deals don't just happen on Black Friday! Quite a few brands have already launched early sales, meaning you can score a deal on whatever you have your eye on right now. Some notable pre-Black Friday sales to take advantage of include those from Wayfair, Walmart, Best Buy and Bath & Body Works, which all have deals either on now or starting very soon.

Sign Up for Loyalty Programs: "Store loyalty programs often grant members early access to coupons, sales, and promotions, then let them earn rewards on what they buy. So sign up for Black Friday shopping alerts. In some cases, you can even find out whether the products you want are in stock or…

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Today is Remembrance Day. It is a day of recognition of the efforts of so many people to fight for our freedom, both past and present.

Today we want to share our favourite Remembrance Day poem, 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

Thank you to all who…

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The winter may have Christmas, the spring may have flowers, and the summer may have backyard BBQ’s; but here at Team Ken Richter we are particularly fond of Autumn. The fall is an absolutely striking season, filled with deep golds and burgundy’s, crunchy leaves, warm scarves and pumpkins. Although we love warm summer days, fall cannot be matched in beautiful Calgary, Alberta.

This fall in particular is set to be one of the most magical yet, boasting gorgeous conditions well into October. Still: the autumn season is fleeting. Here in Calgary it typically lasts from mid-September to mid-October. We are so lucky to get to experience all four seasons here in Calgary, no matter how short some of them may be. Soak them in. Experience them as deeply as…

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Back to school season is in full swing, with many grade schools starting classes as early as August! With the back to school season comes new schedules, activities, processes, people, and so much more. It can be an overwhelming and over-stimulating couple of weeks getting settled into a new routine; so be gracious with yourself and your loved ones as you navigate this transition. We know it’s exhausting, so take care of each other.

One of the ways you can be gentle on yourself and others during this season is to celebrate the start of the school year the best way possible: by ordering take-out and putting on a family-favorite movie. Jen Hatmaker, author and speaker, encourages her readers to make the first Friday of back to school season a pizza…

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Back to school is right around the corner! The commercials are on TV, people are flooding Staples and Walmart for supplies, schools everywhere are dusting off their desks and students are trying desperately to soak in every stray moment of summer. With back to school time comes a new dedication to keeping things organized, especially the house. Here are some creative DIY additions that will make back to school easier on your home.

1). Front Entryway Locker Room: Transform your front entry into a mock-locker room by installing little stalls with space for yourself and each of your kids. Put a shelf up for winter hats and gloves, a coat hanger for jackets and backpacks, and a basket for miscellaneous items. This will prevent everything from getting…

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