July 2015 | Issue 115

Summer stampede

For 10 days in July, Calgary is all about the Stampede. Business takes a backseat to fun, and free pancake breakfasts are held all over town (for those who didn’t party too hearty the night before, I mean). I’m not telling anything new to Calgarians here, but if you’re new to the city, you are in for a treat. I remember my first Stampede like it was yesterday, it was raining but that didn’t seem to dampen the exuberance at the Stampede grounds at all. Fueled it, in fact. It was something I’d never seen before, and in this issue, our own Courtney Allen shares what it was like for her to be brought into the culture and what we can look forward to this year. A great deal of our readers are those new to Calgary, so this will be the perfect starting point in getting to know the city while you look for your new home.

And on that regard, there is no shortage of new show home openings this month. Our cover feature on Cedarglen Homes’ new Auburn Bay show home will be a great place to start. Cedarglen knows just how to create a family home with equal aplomb and functionality and this one is no exception. The lake community of Auburn Bay is the perfect location for just such a home.

Speaking of new communities, Genesis Builder Group’s Pier 11 in Bayside in Airdrie  just launched their new exclusive show home parade, which displays a new sense of suburban sophistication and grace. While Symons Gate, a brand new neighbourhood in northwest Calgary,  has Jayman MasterBUILT as part of their new show home parade, and of course the master builder does not disappoint with their Buckingham and Emerge show homes. You can see all these in our coverage inside.

There’s a lot to choose from in single-family living in Calgary, and you’d best be prepared to take down notes when your going on your show home parade trips just so you can remember which one is which when it comes down to picking your new home. And once you do pick it out our regular writers David Crosson and Kathy McCormick can help you out in their monthly Style and Shopping features, respectively, to determine the furniture and style that can fit your new home. This month they talk about the dining room — how to design it and furnish it to fit your tastes.

“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street,” the song says (I prefer the Van Halen version). And despite the omnipresent news about the economy being in the doldrums, there remains to be signs for optimism — Statistics Canada says Alberta’s job market is holding up despite the oil price slump. But whatever the weather, trust New Home to fill you in on what’s going on in town.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Audacious design

Audacious design

Cedarglen Homes has always had a finger on the pulse of home design trends, their…

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Impeccable functionality

Impeccable functionality

Family-oriented functionality and impeccable style are in the DNA of every Jayman MasterBUILT home, but…

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Northern charm

Northern charm

The Hill will be alive with the sound of music Saturday, July 18 as United…

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YEE-HAW!!! It’s Stampede time

YEE-HAW!!! It’s Stampede time

It was red. And made of straw. With a drawstring to keep it in place…

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