Hi there! Hope you all had a relaxing Labour Day and an exceptional first week of September!

It may have been a short week, but there was still plenty of activity in the world of real estate. This edition of the Weekender features a skydiving REALTOR®, electric-car charging tips and a unique way to reacquaint yourself with Calgary’s history.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

Calgary REALTOR® Brian van Vliet, seen here skydiving in 2019, will be jumping once again on Sept. 17 to raise funds for Kids Cancer Care.
Courtesy of Brian van Vliet

Jump for a cure: Calgary REALTOR® takes to the skies for unique Kids Cancer Care fundraiser

Next week, Brian van Vliet will be leaping out of a plane 13,000 feet above the ground to raise money for a great cause. Check out the story to learn more about van Vliet’s unique fundraiser, the client who served as his inspiration, and how you can donate.

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Power up: the ins and outs of at-home electric vehicle charging

Unfortunately, charging your brand-new electric vehicle (EV) at home isn’t quite as simple as plugging it into a standard electrical outlet in your garage – unless you’re willing to wait a very long time. Thankfully, with the right hardware and a little help, it’s easy to get your EV charged up and back on the road in no time.

St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Mission is one of the historical sites on Heritage Calgary’s self-directed walking tour of the area.
Courtesy of Heritage Calgary

Walking tours of historic neighbourhoods take Calgarians back in time

Even if you’re a resident of one of Calgary’s oldest communities, you might not be fully aware of how much history is all around you, just waiting to be explored. That’s where Heritage Calgary’s new self-guided walking tours come in.


An artist’s rendering of the new community at completion.
Courtesy of Dream Unlimited

New southwest Calgary community brings inner-city mentality to the suburbs

It’s only a week old, but if you didn’t catch it the first time around, make sure you check out this story about Dream Unlimited’s new Alpine Park development for all the juicy details about this unique community project.

The funnies

This sounds like the setup for an Ari Aster movie. So, no.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!