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Nov 30, 2017

Gather and Celebrate in the Comox Valley with Friends and Family This Holiday Season

Comox Valley ChristmasAs the holiday season begins, many Canadians are visiting friends and relatives across the country. For those traveling to the Comox Valley, a wide variety of events and activities await.

Riverside Senior Living, set in downtown Courtenay, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, will be open and offering tours of their show suite through December. Learn how convenient it would be for friends and family to visit and stay at the hotel, while enjoying everything the community has to offer.

Comox Valley holiday traditions include a torch light parade and fireworks at Mount Washington, caroling and garden lights at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, the holiday walk at the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community and seasonal shows including The Nutcracker and Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Make a plan to enjoy these activities and create your own holiday traditions in the Comox Valley.

To arrange a tour and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living, contact them today!

Nov 23, 2017

The Riverside Senior Living Activity Schedule Will Keep You Busy and Entertained

Riverside Senior Living CourtenayAt Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay, residents of the Comox Valley’s newest independent living community can enjoy an endless variety of activities.

With classes ranging from fitness to cooking and computers, every new day brings new opportunities. Work with a fitness trainer, keep up with your cooking or learn new computer skills. Learn new crafts or spend time in the garden.

Off-site excursions will also be offered.

Special events including high tea and happy hours will be offered throughout the week, meaning you and your visitors - who are always welcome - will always be entertained.

To view the new show suite and learn more about the independent living lifestyle at Riverside Senior Living in downtown Courtenay, contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

Nov 17, 2017

Enjoy Winter Fishing in the Comox Valley

Island Pursuit Sport FishingYes, it is true, it is November, but in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, there are many activities to participate in, especially if you are passionate about fishing.

Did you know that the Comox Valley has a very vibrant winter fishing season? The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is partnering with Island Pursuit Sport Fishing, one of the Comox Valley’s premier charter fishing companies to help their resort guests experience the thrill of fishing. While on the fully heated vessel you'll see a variety of marine life and birds.

Enjoy a stay at the Crown Isle Villas and allow Steve Veloso at Island Pursuit Sport Fishing make the arrangements for your day of winter fishing. This is truly West Coast living! After a day on the water, you'll come back to the Crown Isle Clubhouse where you will enjoy West Coast cuisine, complimented by an amazing selection of wine and beer, including award-winning local varieties. Come and visit Crown Isle and Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

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

Photo courtesy Island Pursuit Sport Fishing

 

Nov 15, 2017

Resort-Style Amenities For Retirees to Enjoy at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay

The Comox Valley’s newest Seniors’ Independent Living community offers many amenities beyond the newly designed studio and one-bedroom suites.

Residents of Riverside Senior Living can keep active in the the swimming pool or in the dedicated fitness facility, which will both offer a variety of instructor-led programs and classes.

Enjoy in some pampering in the on-site spa and salon, before heading to the social lounge for high tea or happy hour.

The games room will offer entertaining and educational opportunities. And you can always enjoy a stroll along the Riverwalk, just steps from your door.

Dining options are also plentiful, with three chef-prepared meals served daily, the option of in-room dining, and multiple restaurants on site and more within a few blocks of the downtown Courtenay location.

The show suite is now open at Riverside Senior Living, which will welcome its first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a tour of the suite and learn more about all of the amenities today.

Contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

 

Nov 13, 2017

Ladysmith's First Avenue Honoured as Canada's Great Street

Ladysmith First AvenueThe community of Ladysmith was recently honoured by the Canadian Institute of Planners, who recognized the town's historic First Avenue as Canada's 2017 Great Street.

First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.

You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely town from your home at The Gales.

The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction: #18 and #19. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545 
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252
 

Nov 10, 2017

Realtor Art Meyers Thanks CFB Comox Members, Military Retirees and Veterans for Their Service

On Nov. 11, Canadians mark Remembrance Day, and locally a variety of memorial events are scheduled in the Comox Valley. All three municipalities (Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland) host parades, followed by a moment of silence at their cenotaphs. The Legion Halls in all thee communities also host open houses, and all are welcome.

CFB Comox is a busy air force base, and a large community of retired Canadian military members have made the area home, making Remembrance Day an important holiday for the local community. Military retirees have joined the ranks of a growing seniors’ population in the Comox Valley, and are often drawn to the area by the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and friendly active communities.

Realtor Art Meyers has been working to serve the Comox Valley real estate needs of CFB Comox families and retired military members for more than four decades. This Remembrance Day, Art Meyers honours the sacrifices of our veterans, and gives thanks for the freedoms Canadians now enjoy.

 

Nov 09, 2017

A Growing Seniors Community and Active Military Base Mark Remembrance Day in the Comox Valley

With a busy Air Force base in Comox, and a large community of retired Canadian military members living in the Comox Valley, Remembrance Day is a significant time for veterans and their loved ones in the community to gather and remember.

All three municipalities host events: In Courtenay, a Veterans’ Breakfast is held in the Upper Hall of the Courtenay Legion, followed by a parade march to the cenotaph in that city. The afternoon also features an open house at the Courtenay Legion, followed by dancing and music.

Comox and Cumberland both host parades, followed by a moment of silence at their cenotaphs. The Legion Halls in both communities also host open houses, and all are welcome.

Many military retirees have joined the ranks of the growing Comox Valley seniors’ population. Retirees cite the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and the number of activities available for seniors in the Comox Valley as reasons for retiring here.

Riverside Senior Living is the Comox Valley’s newest retirement community, offering independent seniors’ living suites in downtown Courtenay. These new studio and one-bedroom suites will welcome their first residents in the Spring of 2018.

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

 

Photo Credit: Royal Canadian Air Force

Nov 02, 2017

Your Guests Are Always Welcome at the Riverside Senior Living Retirement Home in Courtenay

Moving from your own home into a retirement community can bring many challenges. But Riverside Senior Living in downtown Courtenay is set up to make the transition easier - for you and your loved ones.

Situated next to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, a unique partnership allows friends and family of Riverside residents to stay at the hotel, and enjoy the amenities while visiting their loved ones.

Once a resident has moved into the Riverside Senior Living retirement home, family members of all ages of are welcome to come and visit, and stay as long as they wish. Your guests can enjoy their room in the adjacent hotel, eat in the restaurant or pub, or join you to visit and have a meal.

Riverside Senior Living, the hotel and the surrounding community offer many activities for all ages to enjoy. Enjoy the swimming pool, billiards room, and social lounge where family members can gather to play cards or just visit and have afternoon tea.

The Courtenay Riverwalk is located steps away and a stroll along the paved nature pathway is relaxing and fun.

Riverside Senior Living is located adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

The Comox Airport (YQQ) is located 10 minutes away and has direct daily access to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and other locations. Friends and family can travel quickly and easily to visit!

Contact them today to book a tour of our new show suite and learn more about the amenities for residents and guests at Riverside Senior Living.

Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

 

Oct 21, 2017

The Comox Valley Offers Many Seniors' Services. Learn About the Newest: Riverside Senior Living

The Comox Valley offers many of the benefits of big city living, all in a friendly, small town setting. The City of Courtenay is the largest of three municipalities in the valley, and is the hub for shopping and services.

Riverside Senior Living, a new independent living community for seniors, is set in downtown Courtenay, just steps from grocery and drug stores, and a shopping plaza offering medical lab services, a coffee shop, a travel agency and more.

The city boasts a brand new hospital (opened October 2017), and an airport with expanding service thanks to increasing passenger numbers.

A vibrant, walkable downtown shopping street leads to the Sid Williams Theatre and the Florence Filberg Centre, which is home to the Evergreen Club. Seniors in the Comox Valley can also take advantage of the course offerings at Elder College is hosted by North Island College.

With a growing senior population in the Comox Valley, there are many services set up to cater to this group. Riverside Senior Living is the newest independent retirement living community in Courtenay, and features a host of amenities, including a social lounge, three dining venues, a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness facility, and a busy activity schedule.

Contact them today to book a tour of their show suite and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living.

Contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

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, including: 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 retail 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

 

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