May 2017 | issue 137

Hello, everyone. I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you all to the latest addition to the Source Media Group team: Shylo Thompson. Shylo will be our social media expert, and she will lead our efforts to establish a stronger presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and early indications seem she is already succeeding. There’s been much more activity across all our social media platforms since she started, and her first post — Arf in the Park, 10 best off-leash areas in Calgary — is a certified hit, our most “liked” post on Facebook!

One of her first big assignments was accompanying me to the recent SAM Awards gala night. The night — the industry’s Oscars, if you will — was a terrific chance to put our thumbs to the test with the tweets, re-tweets and Facebook posts we did throughout — including our first Facebook Live post of the Grand SAM Winners. So follow us on our various social media platforms to see the latest of what’s going on in Calgary’s condo and new home world.

Speaking of the SAMs, a BIG congratulations to all the winners, especially Brookfield Residential who took home the Grand SAM Builder of the Year honours this time.

The first few residents in Walton’s new community of Cornerstone must feel like winners themselves, as they get to be the first to enjoy all that this master-planned northeast community has to offer. It promises to revolutionize the residential lifestyle in this particular quadrant of the city, and the sheer number of new show homes here (28 to be exact) shows just that.

We also have 2016 show home winner the Westwood from Augusta Fine Homes as one of our features in this issue. It’s also in the running for the National SAMs so it is definitely a home worth visiting in the neighbourhood of Artesia at Heritage Pointe — itself a winner for best show home parade at this year’s SAM awards. Cedarglen Homes is our first feature in the Designer Series in New Home Living and their Macleod 2 and Huxley 2 models in the new community of The Rise West Grove Estates certainly look like winners themselves.

I spoke to Steve LePan of Anthem United about their about-to-be-completed Drake Landing neighbourhood in Okotoks. The town just south of Calgary has seen a surge in demand for new housing and this new townhomes and new phases for single-family homes certainly answers the call.

Gardening season is here and David Crosson talks to experts in his STYLE column on how condo dwellers can partake of the activity, and Kathy McCormick lays out the tools needed for the endeavour.

Award-season or not, trust New Home Living in bringing you the latest in what’s happening in Calgary’s vibrant market for new homes — and now you can do know all about it in our much-improved social media reach.

In This Issue

Life begins at Cornerstone

Life begins at Cornerstone

The excitement is quite palpable in the new community of Cornerstone, where new residents have…

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Custom elegance

Custom elegance

Elegance and functionality come hand in hand in Augusta Fine Homes’ Westwood show home in…

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Ecologically Yours

Ecologically Yours

Small town living has always been the allure of Okotoks, a trait precious to first-time…

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Inner-city stylin’

Inner-city stylin’

Inspiration strikes twice in Cedarglen Homes’ just-opened show homes in the new inner-city community of…

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