A revolution in space-saving furniture

I was recently made aware of an amazing furniture company with a location right here in Calgary  called Resource Furniture. They showcase ingenious solutions from all over the world that can allow people to live and thrive in a very small living space. Check it out below!

Resource Furniture – Transformer Furniture

One humble opinion about Canada’s best city

imageAgain in the press, this time in MoneySense, Calgary is rated as the top place to live in Canada.  While nice on all our collective egos, and a great piece of information to share with my relatives in Edmonton (always a bridesmaid at #3), this ranking just reinforces what we in Cowtown have known for a long time. Why, you ask? Simply because our great city is one of immense opportunity and community. With safe streets, wide ranging amenities, and endless employment opportunities with a culture based on a CAN DO attitude, Calgary’s disposition matches it’s sunny weather.

I first came to Calgary to visit a friend for a week. At the time I was a laid off BC boy who was living off of unemployment insurance. With limited opportunities in my beautiful  home town of Smithers, I decided to make a move to the big city. Soon after the move, I found a great job in the field I actually wanted. I also met a great Calgary girl and married her within the year, and I became a home owner. That was in the first year! Where else can a young person find such opportunity? I’m happy to say we just celebrated our 11th anniversary. Now with 2 kids, the biggest problem we find ourselves in is choosing were to spend our family time together, from outdoor hiking in Kananaskis to the newest exhibits at the Spark! Science Center. I have found Calgary to be a city with open arms, and a big heart to match.

We are a city of optimists  who believe tomorrow will be better than today, because we will make it better! Now don’t panic Calgary, but the rest of the country has heard the good news and is headed this way. So buckle up and enjoy the ride, and don’t forget to pass on to those new Calgarians some of that western hospitality we are known for!

Why Calgary’s market is different

Business in Calgary magazine has a great article this month discussing how and why Calgary will outperform the rest of the country in 2013 for growth in the real estate sector.

Calgary Market






You can download and read the article in full here:

Biz In Calgary – CIR 2013

The Best Movember Ever

Men of the world!  Why should breasts get all the attention for cancer awareness? Is that fair? So what are we going to do about it? No, I’m not asking you to run some great distance or walk in your wife’s high heels (who the heck thought of that one?). I am asking you simply to abstain from shaving that annoying spot under your nose for thirty days. Can you do that? I thought so!  So get out there and grow a Mo!
It’s Movember and time to make a difference. Wives, girlfriends and mothers may see it as a huge excuse for men to look ridiculous (as if we need a reason), but this is a real movement for a great cause.
So what is Movember?

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression. Originating in Australia and New Zealand, Canada joined the global movement in 2007.

It has spread from Australia to South Africa, Europe and North America. As of 2011 Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. Go Canada!

By committing is to grow a moustache for the month of November, the hope is to raise vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer and male mental health.
To highlight the importance of what the smartest men are doing, take a look at these statistics:
•    1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
•    This year 26,500 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
•    1 in 5 men will experience a mental illness this year
If you’d like to help change these statistics, please donate to me here: http://mobro.co/justinvroon

Calgary shows 15% hike in home sales

Some great news was announced on October 15 in the Herald. Not surprising to many, Calgary is recovering quickly from the global economic downturn, in contract to much of the country where things remain stagnate. What does this mean for Calgary? More people and more home buyers!

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