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April 2019 Update


 APRIL 2019

AN AFFORDABLE PLA​CE TO CALL HOME

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.


Yet for too many hard-working Canadians, especially for young people, it feels like an impossibility. There aren’t enough houses for people to buy, or apartments for people to rent. That makes finding a good place to live too expensive – beyond what many people can afford.


The measures in Budget 2019 plan to increase the supply of housing, because it is the most effective way to address affordability in the long run. Also, the Budget 2019 proposes to crack down on the people who break the rules – who evade taxes or use real estate for money laundering – making housing less affordable for the people who need it.


And to help more middle class families find an affordable home today, Budget 2019 is offering new, targeted support for first-time home buyers, and taking steps to address lack of housing supply and make the housing market more fair. (read more)


EASTER WEEKEND EVENTS THROUGH THE LOWER MAINLAND!

    FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

Miniature Railway at Stanley Park


Carrying over 200,000 passengers each year, the 15-minute Stanley Park railway ride features trestles, tunnels, forest, 2 kilometres of track and seasonal themes. Children and young families love the train!

The Stanley Park Train will next be operating over the Easter Weekend of April 18-22, 2019. Click HERE for more details.

Chilliwack’s Tulips of the Valley Flower Festival in 2019


The Chilliwack Tulip Festival is Vancouver’s largest and most famous flower festival. It takes place on a farm in Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley in April.


In 2019 the first day of the season will be Wednesday April 10th. The fields will then be open to the public until at least May 5th (but possibly longer depending on the weather). Click HERE for more details.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019

Surrey Vaisakhi Celebrations in 2019


The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade celebrates the Punjabi New Year in mid-April every year and attracts up to 300,000 people from across the Metro Vancouver region. Click HERE for more details.

Family Favourites $2.99 MORNING MOVIES​

Select Cineplex theatres offer a different children’s movie at 11 o’clock on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Click Saturday Morning $2.99 Movies for more information.

    SUNDAY APRIL 21, 2019

River District Events and Festivals


Community events and activities are always taking place at River District Vancouver. At various locations, especially at the community centre, there are workshops, yoga sessions, fitness classes, kids’ activities and other fun things to do throughout the year.

Another great event we’ve enjoyed at the River District is the annual Golden Egg Hunt which takes place on Easter Sunday in the spring at both the River District Neighbourhood Centre and in the Town Centre.


The Easter event is free and open to the public. People can just show up! That being said, the actual Golden Egg Hunt itself takes place at set times, and, to participate, advanced registration is required. Spaces are limited, so if you want a golden egg be sure to sign up early!

The River District Neighbourhood Centre is located at 8683 Kerr Street and the Town Centre is at 8540 River District Crossing. Click HERE for more details.


FOR ALL APRIL EVENTS IN OUR GREAT CITIES PLEASE CLICK HERE.

EARTH DAY - APRIL 22

What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

A message from the president, Kathleen Rogers:

On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.


In the U.S. and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants.


The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many. (read more)


 BENCHMARK PRICES FOR FRASER VALLEY

 (FEB 2019) 

* REBGV COLUMN REPRESENTS ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES TOGETHER

• PERCENTAGE REPRESENTS A YEAR CHANGE

• BENCHMARK REPRESENTS A TYPICAL PROPERTY WITHIN EACH MARKET

 BENCHMARK PRICES FOR GREATER   

 VANCOUVER (FEB 2019)

• PERCENTAGE REPRESENTS A YEAR CHANGE

• BENCHMARK REPRESENTS A TYPICAL PROPERTY WITHIN EACH MARKET

 MORTGAGE RATES


HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR SPRING


 31 Easter Decorating Ideas That Will Impress Your  

 Guests

Easter is all about new life. It’s about remembering the importance of fresh starts and cherishing the season. Around Easter, flowers start to bloom and the weather gets warmer. We’re surrounded by color, sunshine, family, and friends.


If you’re entertaining this Easter and want to dress up your home, there are many simple Easter crafts that will impress your guests. We’ve gathered 31 Easter decorating ideas that range from table settings to mantle decorations to garlands. One of our favorites Easter ideas is the bright tulip, peep, jelly bean centerpiece by GlamVolution! (see more)


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