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Welcome to the Weekender!

After a couple weeks away, it feels good to be back – did you miss me?

This week’s edition features a first-home story from new Calgary Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Deborah Yedlin that’s full of surprises, as well as a look at the history of one of Ramsay’s oldest residences.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

Photo Courtesy of Deborah Yedlin

My First Home: Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

New president and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Deborah Yedlin recently spoke with CREB®Now’s Mario Toneguzzi about the first home she and her husband purchased: a lovely Elbow Park bi-level with an interesting past.

City of Calgary

Historical Home Spotlight: Spence Residence

Let’s hop in the time machine and head back more than a century to Ramsay’s earliest days as a mixed-use community for working-class Calgarians – because like many historical homes, the 112-year-old Spence Residence has quite the story to tell.


Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

New downtown community association gives voice to 8,500 residents and counting

Until recently, the Downtown Commercial Core was the only downtown neighbourhood lacking a community association. Thankfully, with the creation of the Downtown Core Community Association, that has changed. Read on to learn more about the fledgling association and how its organizers plan to provide new representation and support to the 8,500 people that call the area home.

Courtesy of Hyder Hassan

My First Home: Hyder Hassan, Immigrant Services Calgary CEO

Hyder Hassan’s first home purchase all started with a fateful decision regarding a Subaru WRX STI sedan. How does that make any sense? Well, you’ll just have to read the story to find out!

The funnies

I have so many questions…

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!