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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 22, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle Building in The Rise

The new Homes by Crown Isle show home and information centre is now open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4 pm. This beautiful new home is located in The Rise, one of Crown Isle Community’s newest subdivisions.

Built by premier custom builder, Homes by Crown Isle, this two-storey home features views of Georgia Strait and the mainland mountain range.

Are you thinking of moving to the Crown Isle Community? This new home is move-in ready! Listed at $649,900, it is located at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. You could move in for the holidays! Stop by today and enjoy a tour.

For more information, contact:
Jason Andrew
Director of Sales 
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

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.

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

Photo courtesy Island Pursuit Sport Fishing


Nov 16, 2017

The Ridge in Courtenay Welcomes New Home Builder Candor Developments

Candor DevelopmentsCandor Developments is one of the newest builders to be constructing new homes at The Ridge in south Courtenay.

Partners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank are excited to be part of The Ridge community. They recently started construction on a new show home located at the intersection of Chancellor Crescent and Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. This rancher/bungalow style home will be 1,956 sq. ft. in size and will be finished by March, 2018.

They are also constructing another new home, located on Harbourview Boulevard, which will be a 1,700 sq. ft. rancher.

Candor also builds custom homes, and would be happy to work with you to create your dream home.They have built many new residential homes in the Comox Valley and strive to make the building of a new home as easy as possible for their clients.

For more information on Candor Developments, contact Isaac Bale:
Phone: 250.702.7339
Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on the new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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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 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 03, 2017

Learn About The Ridge From Happy Home Owners

The Ridge Courtenay1stView recently spoke with new residents at The Ridge to learn about their experience moving to this new Comox Valley real estate development:

Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for over 50 years and after their two sons had moved to British Columbia, they decided to follow. The question was, where on Vancouver Island were they going to live? They had looked at other communities on Vancouver Island and chose the Comox Valley as it offered everything they were looking for, including a doctor who was taking new patients, a new hospital and a community that was located about half-way between the cities where their sons lived.

They came across The Ridge website and decided to take a drive through the scenic subdivision. After meeting the developer and viewing a Lawmar Contracting home under construction, they made their decision on the spot to purchase the home and moved in on December 1, 2016.

“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean,” Donna told us.

She goes on to say “It is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house."

Donna and Jim thoroughly enjoy living at The Ridge. They really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of their neighbourhood and having young children, families and retirees in their community. The neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, Jim loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.

Find out more about The Ridge by contacting:
Bruce Clapham
Phone: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


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 28, 2017

Crown Isle Community Continues to Grow, With the Addition of 136 New Building Lots

Silver Sand Land Corp., the real estate division of the Crown Isle community, is taking offers on proposed building lots in The Rise and in the Crown Isle Drive Extension V and VI. The Rise will be adding 69 lots in Phase III and Cambridge Park Estates will be adding 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000; lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates are expected to start at $250,000.

Site services and road work are expected to continue during the winter, once all approvals are in place with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2018. The real estate team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community are hoping to have registration on the lots by May of 2018.

Make your inquiry today, as many lots are already reserved.

For more information, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Prices are subject to change without notice.


Photo: Cambridge Park Estates adding new lots in Spring of 2018

Oct 27, 2017

Meet the Team Behind Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay

The Comox Valley’s newest retirement residence, Riverside Senior Living, is locally owned and operated by an experienced residential development and hospitality management team.

Managing partners Stan Sprenger and Rick Browning bring extensive experience from projects in BC, and across Canada and the US.

Since 2006, they have owned and operated the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay. In the past decade, they have added a 36-suite hotel wing with ground floor retail, rebuilt the pub, kitchen and catering facilities, and are now building all of the facilities for Riverside Senior Living, which is set adjacent to this full service hotel.

Stan has more than 20 years of hospitality development and management experience. Prior to launching his own private company in 2006, he was president of Intrawest vacations and lodging operations, overseeing 10 North American resorts.

Rick brings a background in developing and managing a luxury senior’s housing complex in California, as well as major retail, hospitality and residential projects in BC over the past 30 years, with his company Western Management.

Together with their management team, Rick and Stan are working to develop a unique concept in retirement living for the Comox Valley. Riverside Senior Living will welcome its first residents in the spring of 2018. Residents can choose from one bedroom or studio suites, equipped with kitchenettes. Amenities will include a spa and fitness facilities, a swimming pool, billiards lounge and social areas.

Book a tour of the newly opened show suite and learn about all of the options and amenities available at Riverside Senior Living. Call them at 250.331.4010 or register on their website.


Oct 25, 2017

Prestwick on The Rise, A New Townhouse Project by Homes by Crown Isle

Whether you are an empty nester or a growing family, the community at Crown Isle is your ultimate home base. Prestwick on The Rise consists of four luxury townhomes built within the Crown Isle Community in the Comox Valley. These new townhomes are located close to recreational activities, shopping and amenities including the airport, new hospital and schools.

Each townhome is spacious, offering 1,500 to 1,900 sq. ft. The floor plans include a kitchen, dining room and living room as well as three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Unit A includes the master bedroom on the main floor. Each townhouse will include custom highlights such as tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites and a full six-piece appliance package. The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes. Prices range from $479,900 to $529,900.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community. These new homes are expected to sell quickly. Call now for more information on these luxury townhomes,

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

(Prices subject to change without notice)


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 19, 2017

Vancouver Island Offers Adventure and Fun at Every Turn

Comox estuaryTraveling to Vancouver Island as a tourist typically means taking in the ocean air at one of the many beaches or beach resorts, hiking along forest trails or mountain peaks, biking, paddling, golfing or taking on any number of active adventures. With world class spas and restaurants, finding time to relax is easy.

The natural beauty - combined with a mild climate year-round, friendly towns and multiple recreating activities - is also turning many tourists into full time residents!  Watch some video highlights here.

A recent article in the Calgary Herald highlights this trend in the Comox Valley:

“When people come into the recreation centre, we ask, ‘are you visiting or new to the area?’” says Leah Knutson, The Village of Cumberland’s manager of recreation. “Fifty per cent are visitors, and we say, ‘watch out, you are going to end up living here.’”

The Calgary Herald heard that many new Comox Valley residents were attracted to the area because of the active, outdoor lifestyle, including surfing, paddle boarding or fishing on the lake or ocean, rock climbing, or skiing at Mount Washington.

The Ridge is a new residential development in the City of Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

To learn more about this community, contact the developers:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Photo credit: DiscoverComoxValley.com



Oct 18, 2017

Experience Matters When Choosing a Realtor to Sell Your Home

If you are looking to take advantage of the booming real estate market in the Comox Valley to sell your home, an experienced realtor is your best investment.

Realtor Art Meyers is one of the most experienced realtors in the Comox Valley, bringing decades of knowledge to his work. Art Meyers has worked with many repeat customers who appreciate his expertise and professionalism. He will work with you to get the best price when selling your home. In a rapidly changing market, you need to work with a realtor who is ahead of the trend and can predict where prices are going, not where they were months ago. 

For more information, contact Art Meyers at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124 or contact him directly at 250.207.1879.

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.


Sep 26, 2017

New Real Estate Opportunities in Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Cambridge Park Estates Crown IsleIntroducing the Newest Phases of The Rise and Cambridge Park Estates at Crown Isle.

The Real Estate Team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community are excited to announce that they are very close to receiving City of Courtenay approval for construction drawings on the expansion of two major subdivisions within the community.

Site services and road work are expected to commence this winter, with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring when the asphalt plant re-opens for 2018. They are forecasting to have registration on the lots sometime in late April / early May of 2018.

There are 69 lots being released in Phase III of The Rise (north side of Ryan Road) and 67 lots in the extension of Crown Isle Drive, Cambridge Park Estates. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000 and in Cambridge Park Estates at $250,000. 

Silver Sand Land Corp. and Silverado Land Corp, the two Real Estate Development Divisions of the Crown Isle community, will begin taking reservations on Proposed Building Lots both phases in September. Pricing is subject to change.

For more information on the reservation process please contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Cell: 250.207.0070 Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


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