TGIF! Another summer weekend in Calgary is so close you can taste it, and what better way to kick things off than spending some time with the latest edition of the Weekender. This week’s stories feature good news for heritage homeowners, sources of DIY inspiration for your next home-improvement project, and a member of the Calgary real estate community who is poised to bring home an NHL award.

With a lineup that exciting, there’s no time to waste – so, let’s get right to it!

This week in CREB®Now

The Butters Residence in Elbow Park is an example of a Calgary heritage property that is municipally designated and could qualify for the new incentives.
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City considers new financial incentives for heritage home conservation

Lovers of old homes, rejoice! If you currently own or are in the market to purchase a Calgary historical home, new financial supports are under consideration that could make heritage homeownership more affordable than ever.

Dampy Brar is one of three finalists for the NHL’s Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award.
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Former Calgary REALTOR® one of three finalists for NHL award

Calgary’s own Dampy Brar, a member of the local real estate community, is one of the finalists for the NHL’s Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award. Check out the story to learn more about his extensive background in youth hockey, then head to the NHL’s website to cast your vote. But make sure you do it quickly, voting closes tonight!

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Four local Instagrammers to follow for DIY inspiration and resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, I think we could all use a little inspiration. If that inspiration comes in the form of ideas for some cool DIY projects you can do around the house, even better!

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The top safety considerations for DIY renovators

If you are ready to make your DIY ideas a reality, especially if those ideas involve some not-so-basic renovations and multiple power tools, make sure safety is top of mind. This article from earlier this year includes a handy checklist of best practices, as well as specific situations where it might be best to call in the pros.

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Additional reading

Have a great weekend!