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Welcome to the Weekender!

This week’s edition features some star power, the latest tech for making winter a bit more bearable, and two new recreation spaces in the city that could change the way we think about parks.

This week in CREB®Now

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The Property Brothers are looking for Calgary families to appear on new season of “Forever Home”

If your method of coping with the pandemic has been watching hours and hours of HGTV, you’re in luck. Canada’s very own Property Brothers are coming to Calgary to film a new season of “Property Brothers: Forever Home” and, if you play your cards right, you could appear on the show. Check out the full story for all the details and to learn how to apply.

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A heated driveway is a creative, albeit pricey, way to eliminate the need for snow shovelling once and for all

Shovelling the driveway is one of the worst parts of winter in Calgary, but what if I told you there was a way to send all that snow packing without lifting a finger?

High Park is located on the roof of a Beltline parkade.
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Something from nothing: Calgary’s Flyover Park and High Park create value from overlooked spaces

A parkade roof and the area under an overpass aren’t exactly the first places you would expect to find a place to play. Yet, that’s exactly where two of Calgary’s newest parks are located and they could be the first of many more to come.

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Volunteers put in hundreds of hours of work each year to keep community rinks across the city in tip-top shape for neighbourhood residents of all ages to enjoy.
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The people behind the ice: community volunteers make magic, one rink at a time

Our city’s outdoor rinks have offered a small reprieve to many Calgarians looking for fresh air and exercise these last couple months, as new COVID-19 restrictions have limited activity options outside the home. Some of the ice is maintained by the City of Calgary, but most rinks are built and maintained by passionate community volunteers. This article from 2018 shares some of their stories.

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This Calgary family’s backyard comes with ski hill and tow rope for winter fun

I guess that’s one way to avoid the crowds!

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Have a great weekend!