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Welcome to the Weekender!

I hope you all had a great holiday Thursday. If you took today off to give yourself a long weekend, well done – excellent foresight, give yourself a pat on the back. On the other hand, if you’re back at the office today, virtually or in person, don’t worry – your weekend is within reach, too!

This was a short week no matter how you slice it, but it wasn’t short on news from the world of real estate. Here are some of the highlights, including details of the CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation’s 2021 Legacy Grant recipient, the federal government’s new financial incentives for homeowners who make energy-efficiency upgrades, and new subdivisions coming to Canmore’s Silvertip Resort.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation pledges $300,000 to HomeSpace Society for affordable housing project

Read on to learn more about HomeSpace’s Sierra Place project and the support from the local REALTOR® community that will help make it a reality.

Courtesy of Solar Homes Inc.

New federal grant program offers homeowners up to $5,000 for ‘green’ upgrades

If you make energy efficiency retrofits to your home – adding solar panels to your roof, for example – the recently unveiled Canada Greener Homes Grant could reward you with some cold hard cash. Check out the story to learn more about the program, who qualifies and how to apply.

Some of the new homes coming to Silvertip Resort as part of two proposed subdivisions will offer views of the golf course.
Courtesy of Stone Creek Resorts

Two proposed subdivisions set to create new opportunities for luxury homebuyers in Canmore

Canmore’s Silvertip Resort will soon be offering up new homes and resort chalets for the first time in a decade, after two new development phases were approved in principle by the Town of Canmore. Read on for all the details, including home offerings, development timelines and pricing.

ICYMI

A photo of Bonzai waterslide park in all its glory during the summer of 1985.
Courtesy of Wayne Henuset

Fleeting fun: remembering Calgary’s Bonzai waterslide park

Summer is here and the mercury is rising, so it feels like a great time to revisit this fascinating feature about Calgary’s Bonzai waterslide park – fondly remembered by many longtime Calgarians – and the rise and fall of the outdoor waterpark craze that gripped Alberta during much of the 1980s.

The funnies

I’m more of an Apple guy myself, but to each their own!

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!