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Oct 13, 2017

Learn About Independent Living Offered at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay with a Thursday Night Dinner and Tour

Riverside Senior Living CommunityRiverside Senior Living in Courtenay has opened its one bedroom show suite which features 640 sq. ft. of living space along with in-suite storage and a patio with stunning views of the Courtenay River. Situated in downtown Courtenay, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, Riverside Senior Living will offer many services and facilities through the hotel, including: swimming and fitness facilities; a social lounge and games room; and high tea / happy hours.

The Best Western Westerly already caters to seniors with their weekly Seniors’ Buffet Dinner, which is served Thursdays from 5-9 for only $10.99. This is a popular night, so be sure to reserve your space by calling 250.338.7741.

Residents of Riverside Senior Living’s independent retirement living suites will enjoy three chef-prepared meals daily, as well as have the option of in-room dining via hotel room service (for an additional cost) or preparing small snacks or meals in their kitchenettes. The Westerly Hotel also provides three dining choices, and the downtown Courtenay location means easy access to retail outlets, grocery store, pharmacy and medical and dental offices.

This new Comox Valley retirement community will welcome its first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a Thursday night dinner at the Westerly Hotel today and take a tour of the newly opened show suite.

For more information about Riverside Senior Living, contact 250.331.4010 or register on their  website.

Oct 07, 2017

The Ridge in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island Welcomes New Residents

Ocean view hoems at The RidgeThe Ridge in Courtenay has welcomed many new residents to their community over the past two years, and word is getting out that the residents at The Ridge welcome newcomers. This summer's neighbourhood party was a huge success, with 150 people attending and enjoying the festivities. 

More residents will be moving to The Ridge over the course of the next year as construction is about to get started on new homes in Phase 2. 

The Ridge is a new sustainable community in South Courtenay featuring spectacular views of the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountains, as well as views of Comox Bay. Residents of all ages enjoy the dedicated park land and walking trails throughout the community. The Ridge is located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

For directions, please follow The Ridge's map, as Google Maps does not have the project updated. Find a map here.

Contact the developer today to learn more:

Bruce Clapham 
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce [at] mail.com
Website: www.theridgebc.com


Oct 06, 2017

New Independent Living Retirement Suites Opening in Downtown Courtenay

The show suite at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay is now open for viewing. Book a tour today and learn about the amenities and services of the Comox Valley’s newest seniors’ independent living community.

Situated along the Courtenay Riverwalk, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, these new retirement living suites offer a choice between 320 sq ft studio units and 640 sq ft one bedroom spaces. The suites all feature kitchenettes with full size refrigerators.

All of these Vancouver Island retirement living units come with a host of amenities included in the monthly fee which includes: heat, hydro and basic cable, housekeeping; three prepared meals daily; social areas including a media lounge, fitness facility, indoor pool, games room; three onsite dining options; and a variety of scheduled activities.

At Riverside Senior Living, the downtown Courtenay location means you are only steps from amenities including: grocery, pharmacy and other retails services; restaurants and entertainment; and the green space provided by the Courtenay Riverwalk. Many of the suites also feature beautiful views of the Courtenay River.

Riverside Senior Living is set to welcome its first residents in Spring 2018. Tour their show suite today and learn about the amenities and activities they offer.

To book a tour, call 250.331.4010 or visit RiversideSeniorLiving.ca to learn more.


Aug 15, 2017

Hit The Links From Your Home Base at The Gales on Vancouver Island

Golf vancouver IslandVancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for Canadian golfers. While summer is busy season on the fairways, many courses are open year-round.

Located conveniently in the middle of the action, the Town of Ladysmith offers easy access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

Some of these are famous as members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Bear Mountain, Arbutus Ridge and Cowichan Golf Club, while others offer up family friendly fairways, unique signature holes, and stunning vistas.

From your home base in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from a beach or boat launch after your golf round!

Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Aug 11, 2017

New Hospital Nearing Completion in Courtenay in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Hospital renderingThe state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in Courtenay this fall.

The new hospital in the Comox Valley has been designed to meet the needs for all residents in the Comox Valley and surrounding region. The hospital is centrally located within the City of Courtenay and is easily accessible from any location in the area.

The Comox Valley Hospital is only 15 minutes from the new real estate development The Ridge. The Ridge is currently working on approvals for Phase 3 lots.

This part of Vancouver Island is known for its friendly people and active communities. With this in mind, a call for volunteers for the new hospital has gone out. Volunteers are a vital component to the running of the hospital. They improve the overall experience of patients and their families. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura Heikkila at Heikkila@viha.ca or website: www.viha.ca/volunteer_resources or call: 250-871-8971

To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jul 26, 2017

Be a Part of Ladysmith Days This August

Ladysmith DaysSummer is a busy time on Vancouver Island, as tourists flock to the beaches and forests, while festival season is in full swing. The Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith is a bustling place during the summer as outdoor activities abound, with residents and visitors getting out to enjoy area beaches, forests, boating, sports and more. And the community is gearing up to celebrate.

Ladysmith Days are celebrated Aug 5-6 in 2017, with a parade, fishing derby, live music, food vendors and much more. The waterfront is lit up with a fireworks finale to cap off the celebrations.

From your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Jun 23, 2017

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community Hosts Ducks Unlimited Fins & Skins Weekend July 28 & 29, 2017

Ducks unlimitedThe Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is proud to host the Annual Comox Valley Ducks Unlimited (CVDU) Golf Tournament at the Crown Isle Golf Course. Join them at their inaugural "Fins & Skins" event, which combines the 18th Annual CVDU Golf Tournament & the first Comox Valley Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby.

This year's golf tournament will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the beautiful Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. The fishing derby will be held on July 29.

Marine Harvest is another proud sponsor of the golf tournament and fishing derby. Entrance is only $150 for the golf tournament and $40 per rod for this fishing derby. Net proceeds will benefit Ducks Unlimited Canada's Comox Valley Conservation Programs

The real estate team at Crown Isle Resort and Community is in the business of developing new home lots to create a vibrant community in the Comox Valley.  It is also very important to them to give back to the community through supporting conservation. Crown Isle is set in one of the greenest and most scenic areas on Vancouver Island and the Crown Isle team wants to preserve it.

For more information or to register, visit the Ducks Unlimited Fins & Skins event site or contact Jason Andrew by phone: 250.207.0070 or email: jandrew@crownisle.ca.

Jun 16, 2017

Festival Season Heats Up on Vancouver Island! Enjoy it All From Your Home at The Ridge

music festVancouver Island offers a multitude of summer music festivals, and the Comox Valley really comes alive with several arts and music festivals throughout the summer.

Major music festivals scheduled for Vancouver Island in 2017 include the Victoria International Jazz Festival, The Island Folk Festival in Duncan, The Sunfest Country Music Festival in Lake Cowichan, and The Summertime Blues Festival in Nanaimo. Several other events are scheduled throughout the summer.

The Comox Valley hosts one of the biggest events: Vancouver Island Musicfest, as well The Hornby Festival on Hornby Island; The Filberg Festival in Comox; and Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The Ridge is one of Courtenay’s newest communities and is located in south Courtenay with views of the ocean the mountains and Comox Glacier.

For more information:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jun 08, 2017

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a Golfer's Paradise

On Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on any of the many world-class championship courses, or enjoy a round on numerous smaller, family-friendly tracks.

The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75 km (50 mile) radius. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within 15 minutes of The Ridge, a new residential development in Courtenay, part of the Comox Valley.

Pack your golf clubs and come and play at one of the well-known golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

If you are interested in relocating to the Comox Valley, contact the developers and enjoy a tour of The Ridge, view the show homes and meet their preferred builders.

Contact them for more information.

Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

May 29, 2017

Activities Abound in Ladysmith To Kick off Summer

With summer just around the corner, the Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith is stepping into high gear. Outdoor activities abound for next several months, with residents getting out to enjoy area beaches, forests, boating, sports and more. And the community is gearing up to celebrate.

Downtown Ladysmith celebrates Kids Pirate Day on June 3 and a world record attempt for street hockey on June 4. June 3 is also National Health and Fitness Day, and Ladysmith will celebrate at Transfer Beach, with family friendly fitness activities. On June 21, the Longest Day of Play is coming to town, with a fun-for-all block party.

From your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Apr 26, 2017

Ocean, River and Lake Fishing Year Round in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Fishing in the Comox ValleyIf you enjoy fishing and outdoor adventures, the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a great place to call home. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay gives you access to world-class fishing year-round in the surrounding ocean, lakes and rivers. The spring newsletter from Tyee Marine highlights plenty of great fishing spots in the Comox Valley.

The experts at Tyee Marine say now is the time to bring out the crab pots! Delicious Dungeness crab can be found off the point of Goose Spit in the shallows. Remember to bring a crab caliper to double check that the crabs you've caught are of legal size. Fisheries regulations state that all female crabs must be released.

Spring is also a great time to enjoy fishing the lakes, rivers and the ocean. When the remaining snow melts at the base of Mount Washington, it could be worth a trip to find Blue Grouse Lake. This is a small lake with expansive shallows, making it hard to cast from shore. Bring a float tube or small, lightweight boat. A small lake means smaller fish, but it also makes them easier to find.

So many choices just minutes from your new custom home at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC! Learn more about building your home at The Ridge:

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com


Jan 17, 2017

Winter is for Golfing at Crown Isle on Vancouver Island

Golf at Crown IsleThe Comox Valley continues to be one of the best places in the country to enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf, fishing, and boating year-round. Live at Crown Isle and ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon! 

Alberta residents can escape the snow and be golfing in less than two hours with Crown Isle's "Go Green on the West Coast" special, which offers accommodation, golf with power cart, club rentals and a dining voucher for only $199 per person. It will be months before Alberta's golf courses are open for the season, but Crown Isle is green year-round. If you want to stay a little longer, an unlimited winter golf pass is now only $450, valid until the end of March.

And if you decide you really want to stay, visit Crown Isle's real estate team while you're at the resort. Crown Isle is working to bring more lots to the market in 2017. There are currently 4 subdivisions with new homes under construction within the resort community. Another 4 new subdivisions are planned for 2017.

With 12 builders, including Homes by Crown Isle, currently working on new homes, talk to the Real Estate team at Crown Isle to learn more about who can build your new dream home.

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


Jan 04, 2017

Holiday Season Was A Busy One at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Crown Isle ChristmasWhile snow over the holiday season in the Comox Valley meant the Crown Isle golf course was closed, the resort was filled with festivities for the community through out the holidays season, including the very popular Resort Walk.

Lights, fire, music, s'mores, and most importantly, the man himself, Santa. Christmas spirit was all around during their 2nd Annual Crown Isle Resort Walk. This year's Walk included several new additions - The Christmas Tree Trail and decorating contest for local businesses and groups, plus games for the kids including a mini golf course. Inside the Resort Centre Crown Isle hosted the Gingerbread Village and silent auction.

More than 10,000 people came through the Resort Walk this season. Proceeds from their donations will benefit the Boys and Girls Club, Dawn to Dawn, and the Comox Valley Transition Society. Plus, the Food Bank received a significant donation, helping to feed many in need.

The community Christmas party was well-attended, with more than 200 residents enjoying a night in the Crown Isle ballroom. As well, home-decorating contest winners were announced, with many homeowners participating to light up the streets this season.

You too can be a part of this fabulous community. Talk to the Crown Isle real estate team to learn about buying or building in this master-planned community in the Comox Valley.

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Dec 17, 2016

Enjoy a Quick Trip To The Ski Hill From Your Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

Comox Valley skiingSki season is now under way at Mount Washington, where choices for on-mountain accommodation make it popular for families from all over Vancouver Island over the Christmas break.

But lucky residents of The Ridge in Courtenay are only half an hour from the chair lifts, making it easy to seek out a white Christmas for just a day or a few hours.

For non-skiers, the hill also offers tubing, beginner ski and snowboard experiences and festive activities including the torchlight parade and fireworks, which are part of the two-week Winter Wonderland festival.

While the Comox Valley typically basks in some of the warmest weather in Canada, with the snow usually relegated to the ski hill, the proximity to Mount Washington means winter is only a short drive away for those who want it.

If it’s the opposite you’re seeking, weekly direct flights to Mexican beaches are also available from the Comox Valley Airport.

Build your new home at The Ridge in Courtenay and discover everything that Vancouver Island living can be!

For more information contact:

Bruce at 250.650.8588
email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Dec 06, 2016

Enjoy The Holiday Season From Your New Home At The Ridge in Courtenay

Comox Valley ChristmasThe Comox Valley is always bustling with events and activities, and this time of year holiday concerts, festivals and fairs lead the way.

The holiday season means crafts fairs, which range from the traditional to the unique. If it’s Santa your looking for, you can enjoy breakfasts with him, or visit him in his workshop or in the barn.

Listen to Christmas carols at church concerts, a variety of professional shows, or join along in the carolling while strolling through the woods. Learn how to build a gingerbread house or bid on one to benefits local charities.

See a list of many of these activities here.

It’s easy to feel festive in the Comox Valley, especially at The Ridge in Courtenay. This new residential community is full of welcoming neighbours, new homes to decorate and memories to be made.  With many homes featuring secondary suites or carriage homes, hosting family and friends for the holidays is easy.

Phase II will be under construction soon. Choose your lot and start planning your holiday season in the Comox Valley.

For more information contact:
Bruce at 250.650.8588
email: theridge.bruce@mail.com   

Nov 23, 2016

So Much to Celebrate This Christmas at Crown Isle

Christmas at Crown IsleThis year's holiday resort walk at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay will be sure to dazzle you.

There will be 14 nights of lights, carols, elves and Santa himself. They will also be hosting the very popular Christmas Gingerbread Village. Net proceeds from the sale of the gingerbread houses, plus the silent auction will be distributed to The Comox Valley Transition Society, Dawn to Dawn Action on the Homeless and the Boys and Girls Club.

Crown Isle celebrates the season with many activities to engage with their residents and the Comox Valley community. While you are enjoying the Christmas festivities, drop by the clubhouse and check our out Golf Store for ideas for Christmas gifts, or stop by the real estate office, located in the main lobby of the Crown Isle clubhouse, to see what new homes are available.

The real estate team would be happy to give you a private tour of their available homes and lots.


Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Bert Jaeger, Sandy Bain – Crown Isle Realty
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.ca and sbain@crownisle.ca
Phone: 250.703.5054

Nov 15, 2016

Ladysmith Getting Ready to Light Up for The Festival of Lights

Ladysmoth festival of lightsNext week marks the kickoff of the annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights. More than 1,000 volunteer hours go into setting up the festive decorations and 200,000 sparkling lights. The Town of Ladysmith has been a huge supporter of the Festival of lights since the beginning, helping make Ladysmith the Light Up Capital of Vancouver Island.

Service clubs like the Rotary Club and Eagles, along with many other organizations and downtown merchants have been major supporters of the F.O.L. for years. The Festival of Lights' biggest “sponsors” are the residents of Ladysmith, whose ever-increasing core of volunteers enhances the essence of our community and makes Light Up what it is today - a celebration of the spirit of the town and the coming of happy holidays and Christmas.

This year, award-winning GNB Builders, brought out a full crew to help set up the lights throughout downtown Ladysmith. GNB Builders are big part of the community, and are currently working on building new homes at The Gales in Ladysmith.

The Gales is nestled between the sea and the mountains - a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Gales is a 68 home development (42 patio homes & 26 condos in two condo buildings) with ocean and mountain views. Every residence at The Gales is inspiring. Vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views are only the beginning. You'll also find top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Grounds keeping is included, so you can enjoy relaxed, low-maintenance living and have more time to explore the beauty around you. Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. 

Ladysmith is a small and growing town located on a welcoming, active harbour, a spectacular hill-side setting, an historic heritage and a large range of activities for residents and visitors to delight in. 

To learn more about The Gales contact: 

Keith Mazurenko
: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545

Oct 18, 2016

Exciting Fall Activities at Crown Isle Resort and Community

Crown isle wine festThe Crown Isle Wine Festival is back on November 5th! Come and join the community for a fun-filled evening of wine testing. Imported and domestic wines will be featured along with food and live music. This has proven to be a very popular event over the past 14 years, and is always a sell-out! Please contact the Crown Isle Resort Front Desk at 250.703.5000 for tickets. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased in advance. Sip and Stay packages are also available.

Learn about other seasonal specials at Crown Isle here.

While you are at the Resort Centre, drop by their real estate office, located in the front lobby of the Clubhouse and find out about the development of Phase II of The Rise Subdivision located across from Costco.

Crown Isle has started site services construction on Phase II of The Rise; lots are expected to be registered in late October or early November. Nineteen of the 28 lots have been reserved. Two lots remain for sale in Phase I, with prices starting at $175,000. Numerous homes are now under construction in Phase I. This subdivision is located north of Galaxy Motors and located across from Costco on Crown Isle Boulevard in Courtenay. Prices of the remaining lots in Phase II start at approximately $170,000.
Contact the Crown Isle real estate team and they will be happy to also talk to you about your plans for building in the Crown Isle Community on beautiful Vancouver Island. Nobody knows Crown Isle like they do!
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales 
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


Sep 28, 2016

Crown Isle is Building Community – One Bench at a Time.

Crown Isle CommunityThe 1st Phase of Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community’s bench program is now complete, with 6 benches installed throughout the community. These benches are designed to provide resting and meeting spaces along popular walking routes throughout the community.

The benches were provided by donation from residents, Crown Isle Resort and builder Benco Ventures, as well as the City of Courtenay, which provided the concrete pads and will maintain the benches.

This joint venture is proving popular already, and Phase II is in the works. Residents can make donations for the next phase through City Hall.

The bench program is just one of many examples of what makes Crown Isle a true community, full of amenities that go far beyond the championship golf course and resort centre.

If you’re ready to be part of the fabulous Comox Valley community, contact Crown Isle today to learn more about building your next homes here!

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

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Mar 23, 2016

Three Ways to Spend Easter Sunday at Crown Isle Resort - Fun For All Ages

Easter at Crown IsleEaster Sunday is a busy day at Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay, with activities for all ages.

Start the day with an Easter egg hunt on the driving range. The search begins at 8:30 am. Afterwards, enjoy a pancake breakfast in the ballroom. Entry is by donation – funds benefit Crown Isle’s Community First programs and help support future programs like the Holiday Resort Walk. Suggested donation is $5/family.

In the afternoon, bring the family for Easter Sunday Brunch in the Ballroom. Featuring a delectable spread from Chef Chris Turner and the Crown Isle culinary team. Brunch is $39 per person plus taxes and gratuity.

The day wraps up with a traditional Easter dinner at 5 pm. Dinner is $49 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.

Both brunch and dinner will feature musical accompaniment by SoundBite - cellist Jordie Robinson and guitarist/vocalist Franco Noviello.

Please call 250-703-5000 for reservations for any of the events or for more information.

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