Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Acquires Camping Lac du Repos in St-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec

Parkbridge Adds Another Premium Property to Its Resort Offering, Which Now Totals 12 Cottage and RV Resorts in Quebec and 39 in Canada
ST-JEAN-BAPTISTE, QC–(Marketwired – May 17, 2016) – Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (Parkbridge) is excited to announce that it recently completed the acquisition of Camping Lac du Repos, a privately-owned, 5-star RV resort located approximately 40 minutes east of Montreal in St-Jean-Baptiste.
As Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas, Parkbridge is committed to providing affordable, comfortable and secure places to live, vacation, and retire. Lac du Repos will enhance and complement Parkbridge’s offering in the camping and RV market, which now totals 12 cottage and RV resorts in Quebec and 39 coast-to-coast.

“We are very happy to welcome the Lac du Repos community into the Parkbridge family,” says Nicolas Bouquet, Director of Property Operations, East, Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities. “Parkbridge is committed to providing the best possible vacation experience as well as creating true communities where family ties are strengthened and lasting friendships are developed. We will foster and enhance the Parkbridge sense of community at Lac du Repos, as this is what differentiates and defines the Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities experience,” Nicolas added.
Lac du Repos, a 321-site, 100% occupied resort contains excellent onsite amenities and facilities including a 6,858 m (22,500-square-foot) pool in the shape of a lake, an 18-m-long (60 ft) waterslide, wading pool, tiki bar, tennis court, 1,036 m (3,400-square-foot) recreation centre, restaurant and convenience store, all situated on 25 acres of land in the heart of nature.
For more information on Parkbridge or Camping Lac du Repos, please visit www.parkbridge.com or www.campinglacdurepos.com.

About Parkbridge:
www.parkbridge.com

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. (“Parkbridge”) is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. Widely recognized as the industry leader in Canada, Parkbridge owns and operates the land, amenities and infrastructure while residents own the dwelling. It is a business model that results in solid investment fundamentals, offering a high quality, affordable and well-located product, geared toward Canada’s changing demographics. Parkbridge’s mandate is to make residential and recreational communities affordable, yet exceptional.
CONTACT INFORMATION
To book a private tour of Camping Lac du Repos or for further information and interview inquiries please contact:

Jasmin Uhthoff
Quebec PR rep for Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities
jasminuhthoff@sympatico.ca
514-299-2984

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Toronto International Boat Show | Grand Prize Winner Announcement

Parkbridge Marinas is excited to welcome the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show Winners to the Parkbridge Family!

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities is excited to announce the 2016 TIBS Dockage winners and welcome them to the Parkbridge Family! Gary & Cathy Stoodley, together with their daughter Kristie and son-in-law Tom Klajn are this year’s lucky winners! The family entered the draw at the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show.

Gary & Tom purchased their 2000 270 Chaparral Signature named “Good Bouy” last year. The boat is currently stored at Wye Heritage Marina, another Parkbridge Marina located in Midland.

Gary and Tom plan to have their boat transported to Bridge Port Marina, located in Orillia Ontario before the end of April, providing them with an early start to their adventures on the water this boating season.
Being members of the Parkbridge Community allows them to enjoy the Parkbridge Rewards Card advantages such as: 5 cents per litre fuel savings, 6 nights’ free dockage at any of the Parkbridge Marinas and much more.

This season, Gary, Tom and their families plan to explore the waterways and meander the Trent Severn Waterway from their new summer home at Bridge Port Marina!

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Parkbridge Life Lakes of Wasaga Ontario Resort Suits Your Family All Year Round | #ParkbridgeLife

Recently we hosted Paula Schuck and family from Thrifty Momma’s Blog at our Lakes of Wasaga Resort for a winter weekend getaway. Did you know that some of our resorts are opened year-round and just a short drive to winter activities such as downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and much more!

 

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Maple taffy on snow during sugar shack period. In Ontario, Canada.

Sweeten up your Spring with local Maple Syrup Festivals

Finally, the snow is melted, birds are flocking in and the sweet aroma of maple syrup is filling the air.

What better way to celebrate the season than enjoying your local maple syrup festival!

Below you will find a list of festivities in Ontario featuring the best and most fresh maple syrup.

For a full list of Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario, click here.


Need a place to stay?

Our Parkbridge Resorts offer cottage rentals, cottage sales, and RV resort sites, all in the ultimate destinations, only a short distance away from Ontario's best maple syrup sugar bushes!

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Looking for your next home?
Why not a Parkbridge Community?

Our Parkbridge Active Adult Lifestyle Communities offer a place to call home, and your community, all within close range to Ontario's best maple syrup sugar bushes.

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival
March 19 - 20

Wye Marsh | Celebrating it's 25th year, the Sweetwater Harvest Festival is the place where Canadian Tradition meets its unique Canadian landscape. Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage.

Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival.  There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

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Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
March 5 to April 3

Wye Marsh | Come celebrate maple syrup in four conservations surrounding the North GTA. 

• Bruce's Mill Conservation Area (Stoufville) | Click here
• Island Lake Conservation Area (Orangeville) | Click here 
• Kortright Centre for Conservation (Vaughan) | Click here
• Terra Cotta Conservation Area (Halton Hills) | Click here


Maple Syrup | Then and Now
March 26

Orillia Fairgrounds Famers' Market| The Simcoe County Museum will be onsite  at the market with maple syrup equipment and  demonstrations.  Valerie Scott from Sunshine City Chefs  will be on the market filming her show and making delicious  food from maple syrup and other market  ingredients.   A pancake breakfast will be  available for purchase, and donations for the Sharing Place  Orillia Food Bank will be gratefully received.  Free maple  flavoured cotton candy will be given away to the children,  and lots of good food and artisan products will be available.

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Maple Weekend | Sweet Ontario
April 1 - 3

Various location in Simcoe | Simcoe Sugar Bushes are proud to put on their annual Maple Weekend, celebrating all things maple syrup - from horse drawn sleigh rides to pancakes and fresh maple taffy in snow.

See below for a list of locations:

• Desroches Family Sugar Camp | Click here
• Pefferlaw Creek Farms | Click here
• Shaw's Maple | Click here
• Williams Farm | Click here
• Windlee Farm | Click here


Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival
April 30

Elmvale | Enjoy the largest maple syrup celebration around! The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival celebrates all thing sugary and sweet. From local arts and crafts and various street vendors, to a log sawing competition and pancake eating contest - this weekend is jam packed with great events suitable for the entire family. Enjoy live entertainment, tours of local sugar bushes, a variety of traditional and unique takes on syrupy food and so much more. 

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Annual Buckhorn Maplefest
March 19 - 20, 25 - 27

Buckhorn | For three weekends in a row, the annual Buckhorn Maplefest at McLean Berry Farm provides a fun family escape to enjoy live music, a petting farm, wool spinning, wagon rides, pancakes with the freshest maple syrup, and much more. 

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Family Day 2016 | Local Events

FamilyDay-Winter

 

Join in on the local festivities occurring this Family Day Weekend. From museums to fishing and winter carnivals, local towns surrounding your Park Bridge community have a lot of family excitement for all!

 

View some local family day events below:

 
 

Wasaga Beach
Snowman Mania
February 12- February 15

Every day is full of a variety of activities, including live entertainment, auctions, art shows, tobogganing, polar plunge and more.

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Peterburough
Ice Fishing Day

February 13

Come and warm-up with hot chocolate, a free BBQ a day full of outdoor activities including an archery range, lure making, Fly Tying, casting challenges and more.

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Hockey Hall of Fame
February 15

Entertainment for the entire family. Kids under 13 get free admission including a free meal.

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Blue Mountain
Family Day 

February 13- February 15

Enjoy scavenger hunts, hot yoga, snowshoe hikes, entertainment, local attractions and much more.


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View resort accommodations >

Niagara Falls
Family Day at the Museum
February 15

Celebrate Family Day for free! Includes interactive reptile shows, craft making, scavenger hunts and history!

 

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Family Fishing Weekend
February 13-15

One of two weekends where families can fish without a license anywhere in Ontario.

Click here to learn more >

 
 

Do you know of other Family Day weekend festivities near you? Share with us below and we will add them to our list!

 

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The Upside of Downsizing: A smaller home can cut your costs and cares

The kids are long gone, you’re sick of shovelling snow, mowing the lawn, you’re tired of exhausting home maintenance and paying to heat and cool a large house. Why not downsize?

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With downsizing however, comes hard decisions. Stay nearby or leave town? Condo or single-family home? Making the wrong move will cost you-and maybe you’ll have to relocate once again. According to a recent survey conducted by Merrill Lynch in entitled “Home in Retirement” the top four reasons for downsizing are: Lower monthly housing costs, larger home is too much work, fewer family members in the household, and want to free up cash from prior home.

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Sixty is the New Forty: Enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle

Sixty is the new forty according to scientists who say longer, healthier lives mean people now hit middle-age later. Nowadays, retirees are enjoying active lifestyles and staying healthier, longer.

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Need an easy way to stay active? Many retirees are flocking to a land-leased style of community living where owning a home in the right community is the perfect solution for active retirees who no longer want to be tied down by a mortgage and demanding and costly property maintenance.

Retirement lifestyle communities offer a variety of activities from low-impact aqua fitness to indoor swimming pools, well-maintained walking and biking paths, exercise rooms, tennis courts, golf, and much more. (more…)

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