The weather in Southern Alberta has finally improved, and with that, we are spending more time outside.  Looking for easy and inexpensive ways to improve curb appeal? Look no further!

– Search for used furniture that you can spray paint and spruce up, try a pop of color for a side table, bright and cheerful cushions, or visually interesting accent pieces.  Better Homes and Gardens has a great tutorial about revitalizing rusty metal furniture.

– Build a stacking succulent garden

– Refresh your flower beds with new mulch.  I like rubber mulch, it’s recycled, and lasts years

– Add solar lighting

– Add a unique address plaque

– Repurpose items, like this brilliant antique tea cup bird feeder  Continue reading

On March 19, the Federal Government announced the official 2019 budget. One major topic on the discussion table (and one we were all holding our breath for) was the discussion of affordable housing in Canada. So just what happened on “Budget Day?” Here are the highlights of the 2019 Federal Budget:

CMHC First Time Home Buyers Incentive Plan

  • This would give first time home buyers the ability to share the cost of buying a home with CMHC
  • For existing homes – the incentive would provide up to 5% (funding/equity sharing) of the PURCHASE PRICE
  • For newly constructed homes the incentive would provide up to 10% (funding/equity sharing) of the PURCHASE PRICE
  • Funding/Equity sharing means that CMHC would cover a percentage of the purchase price.

We are awaiting clear details of how repayment would take place. Continue reading

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption focuses on Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly business owner who abhors Christmas and all measures of sentimentality. But that all starts to change when he is plagued by ghosts and his own memories on Christmas Eve. Theatre Calgary’s run of A Christmas Carol includes a special landmark this year: lead actor Stephen Hair is taking on the role of Scrooge for the 25th time.

Note: There are no performances on December 3, 4, 5, 10, 12 and 17.


Tuesday to Friday 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 2 p.m. (and 7:30 p.m. on December 16 and 23)

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Romeo & Juliette

This adaptation on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has a powerful life of its own thanks to French master composer Charles Gounod. This fall, it is brought to life by Calgary Opera with assistance from the Alberta Ballet. If you haven’t seen the titular star-crossed lovers at the opera before, you need to see this show.

November 17 – November 23


7:30 p.m.

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Find Christmas Downtown

The CORE’s third annual tree decorating event helps to support The Magic of Christmas, a charity that delivers gifts on Christmas Eve with the help of Calgary Transit. Festivities include Christmas tree lighting, live entertainment, photos with Santa and fireworks. Cash and unwrapped gift donations will be accepted for The Magic of Christmas.

November 22


4 p.m. to 7p.m.

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Viessman Luge World Cup

Over 100 adult athletes race down WinSport’s luge at speeds exceeding 130 kilometres per hour for glory and prizes at the third stop on the luge world cup. Friday also includes free hot chocolate and popcorn for the first 150 in attendance while Saturday boasts Christmas-themed children’s activities and live music by Matt Blais.

December 7 & 8



10:00 am First Run – Doubles

11:20 am Second Run – Doubles

12:40 pm First Run – Men

2:15 pm Second Run – Men


9:40 am First Run – Women

11:05 am Second Run – Women

1:00 pm Viessmann Team Relay World Cup

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Crestmont Community Association – Neighbour Day Canada 150 Party Eh?

Last year we had our first Neighbour Day block party and it was a huge success.

THIS year we are going BIGGER!  In celebration of Canada’s 150 Birthday we are going to have a party that William Lyon Mackenzie King could be proud of.

Join us on June 17th, 1pm – 3pm Rain or Shine to celebrate Canada and all things neighbourly.  The location is the west end of the stormwater pond by the emergency access road at the bottom of the 500 block of Cresthaven Place.

Thanks to generous donations from the following organizations, there will be live music, food, beverages, a bouncy house, along with fun & games galore.

RSVP here!