David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
September 14, 2017
Keeping your home safe and protected
Owning a home is a big investment, and you want it protect that investment. Home security should always be top of mind for homeowners, and with a few tips you can protect your home a bit better:
- Keep ladders locked away in garages or sheds. Having...
September 7, 2017
Cyclists and runners: how to safely enjoy City pathways
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The great thing about September, is that the colours are changing outside but the weather (so far) is still cooperating so it's a great time to enjoy all the great parks and pathways we have in Calgary (especially the southwest).
August 28, 2017
Labour Day Long Weekend Events in SW Calgary
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The last long weekend of the summer is approaching, and if you're planning on sticking around town, there's some great events happening in southwest Calgary.
- Calgary Highland Games: enjoy all things Scottish at one of the most prestigious Highland...
August 22, 2017
Community Events Calendar: Marda Loop, West Springs and Discovery Ridge
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I am proud to work in the southwest Calgary communities of Marda Loop, West Springs and Discovery Ridge (and surrounding areas), due in part to the great community engagement in these neighbourhoods. With all three of these neighbourhoods boasting community...
August 15, 2017
How to survive multigenerational living
The recent census data released in Canada, shows an increased trend in multigenerational housing, which refers to three or more generations under one roof.
From 2001 to 2016, the percentage of multigenerational households in Canada grew by...
August 8, 2017
Southwest Calgary Patio Guide
One of the best things about Calgary summer weather, is being able to enjoy a cold beverage or meal on a patio. While there are hundreds of great patios in our city, I've compiled a list of some of the best ones near Upper Westside, Westhills and the Marda...
August 1, 2017
Signal Hill is one of Calgary's best communities
Last week, Avenue Magazine released their 2017 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods list, and Signal Hill was among the top ranked communities.
Sitting in the number five spot for all of Calgary, the southwest community of Signal Hill is situated...
July 26, 2017
Calgary's best neighbourhoods in the southwest 2017
Today, Avenue Magazine released the 2017 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods List, which ranks Calgary communities based on surveys to Calgarians.
To read the specifics on each of the ranked communities and why they were rated the way they were by...
July 24, 2017
Historic Calgary Week is a celebration of our city's southwest
Historic Calgary Week runs July 28 until August 7, and is a celebration of all the places and people that are historically important for Calgary. In reading up on the event and celebration, the southwest quadrant of the city is the hub of most of...
July 4, 2017
Southwest Calgary Stampede Breakfasts
The Calgary Stampede officially begins this Friday, July 7th, and there's a lot of free breakfasts to enjoy every day during the 10-day festival.
A list of all the (mostly) free Stampede breakfasts this year can be found online here, but I've...
June 27, 2017
Southwest paving projects to watch for
This week, City of Calgary road crews will start paving roads around the city, focusing on replacing damaged asphalt and repairing roads that have been waiting for improvements.
“All of this work will help keep our transportation network...
June 21, 2017
Grilling safety tips for summer
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Today is Summer Solstice, which means the season we've all been waiting for is finally here. With summer comes the opportunity to get out the BBQ and grill.
However, according to Porch.com there are over 8,800 grill fires per year,...
June 12, 2017
Neighbour Day Events in Southwest Calgary
This upcoming Saturday, June 17th, is known as Neighbour Day in Calgary. If you're unfamiliar with YYC Neighbour Day, it's an annual initiative that was sparked from the community spirit surrounding the 2013 floods in our city.
Held on the...
June 6, 2017
Green composting carts roll out in southwest Calgary
Residents in southwest Calgary are getting new green bins this week (and over the next few months). The City of Calgary has officially rolled out their green composting carts, delivering 320,000 yesterday alone, with deliveries continuing in the southwest...
May 31, 2017
Southwest Calgary is full of great parks
There is over 8,000 hectares of parkland managed by the City of Calgary, and the southwest quadrant boasts some of the best parks this city has to offer. Here's a quick guide to southwest Calgary parks:
- Battalion Park: 3001 Signal Hill Dr....
May 24, 2017
The History of West Springs and Cougar Ridge
The communties of West Springs and Cougar Ridge are part of Ward 6 in Calgary's southwest, and the WSCR Community Association oversees the following communities: West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Springside, Wentworth and West Springs Ranch.
May 15, 2017
Speeding and Road Safety in Your Community
May 15 - 21 is National Road Safety Week in Canada, and it's a great time to reflect as a community on road safety, especially in high-traffic areas for children. The national campaign is aimed at raising awareness and education across Canada on the importance...
May 8, 2017
Upcoming WinSport ASP Info Sessions
There are some upcomig information sessions that Ward 6 residents, and all Calgarians may be interested in, regarding the Area Structure Plan amendments for WinSport.
Last year, WinSport submitted an application to the City regarding amendments...
May 3, 2017
Upcoming Community Cleanups in SW Calgary
Weekend community cleanups have started around Calgary, an annual initiative between the City of Calgary and community associations. These community cleanups help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste, with a record one million...
April 25, 2017
National Volunteer Week: Opportunities in SW Calgary
It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada, and if you’re looking to start volunteering or pickup more volunteer hours, helping out in your community is a great place to start. Volunteering is a great way for you to help out in your community and...