July 2015

Found 6 blog entries for July 2015.

Going out to lunch is a great way to enjoy a break in your day, entertain clients, meet up with an old friend or just enjoy a good meal. There are plenty of places to go for lunch in Edmonton. Here are a few of the top choices.

Characters - 10257 - 105 Street

Characters is an elegant place perfect for entertaining business clients. They provide excellent dishes with a seasonal menu that does change often. You can enjoy plenty of delicious meats, such as duck breast, beef tenderloin and so much more here.

Dadeo Diner & Bar - 10548 A - 82 Avenue

A nostalgic diner with plenty to offer, Dadeo is a great spot for lunch. You can enjoy plenty of New Orleans type of cuisine here with ten different po 'boys and plenty of great seafood. Enjoy jambalaya,

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You might be wondering, what is the difference between vacation and staycation? The truth is, staycation is similar to vacation, just that instead of spending your holidays abroad, you do it in your home country.

Statistics have shown that Canadians prefer to take a staycation in Canada instead of leaving the country due to lower cost and the ability to see some amazing places in Canada. Sometimes, you don’t even need to leave your own city to enjoy a great staycation.

If you are planning to take a staycation around Edmonton, there are several affordable hotels which you should consider. They all provide a great location near some of the best attractions, dining options and so much more.

Holiday Inn Express Downtown

If location is essential to

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Sherwood Park offers a lot of paths and trails allowing you to get fit. We all want to feel healthier and look better, but not all of us have the money it costs to join a gym, or just would rather not pay the money. However, there are a few different ways you can get fit without spending a dime at Sherwood Park making this a popular alternative for many people.

With miles of paths that are great for biking or running, you can enjoy outdoor scenery and some quiet time allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors. You can get your cardio in by hitting the pavement and with several miles of paths, you can get adequate exercise. Run between lakes and trees and enjoy the scenery around you while you can clear your head and all without spending a dime.


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Fort Edmonton Park offers history on the area and is located on 158 acres of land. It’s located along the river valley of Edmonton. What once was a Centennial project in Canada in 1967 to rebuild and reconstruct Fort Edmonton grew to be something bigger than that.

Dedicated efforts to the Rotary Club and the Foundation of Fort Edmonton allowed for the park to now include 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort in addition to streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920 which depict the early history of the area. The park is owned by the city and operated by Fort Edmonton Management Company.

With so much to see and do for the entire family, this can be a great way to spend a nice summer day outside as a family.

Hotel Selkirk

Located in Fort Edmonton Park, this building is a

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Known as one of the finest performance spaces in all of Edmonton, the Winspear Centre is a great spot for enjoying a show. It's home of the Davis Concert organ, which is one of the newest additions to the performance chamber. The organ was first launched at a sold-out gala in 2002 and provides a beautiful metal and wood creation.


You will find a number of events held here every year including:

  • ESO Series
  • Pro Coro Canada
  • Unique Lives & Experiences
  • Live At The Winspear
  • And More!

The centre hosts all kinds of performances and events in the Enmax Hall. You might just catch a bodybuilding competition or one of the many concerts held here every year.


If you have an event you need to plan, the Winspear Centre

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It is not uncommon to come across a property that is considered hard to finance. This can happen even if the buyer is well qualified. As you can imagine, this can be very frustrating, especially if the home buyer has all of their ducks in a row. Many times the buyer will take this personally.

However, the first thing you should know is this is not about you: it’s just business. When something like this happens it is almost always about the property, not the buyer.

When you are borrowing money to purchase the home of your dreams, you have to learn how to play by the lenders rules. Lenders want to invest in properties that are marketable. It’s basically their insurance should you end up defaulting on your loan.

If you don't make your monthly

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