Félicitations aux gagnants du concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge!

Le concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities est maintenant terminé et nous sommes heureux de dévoiler les gagnants!

Cette année, le concours était axé sur l’amour et la fierté de nos clients pour leur communauté. Nous avons été enchantés de recevoir plus de 200 photos qui ont réussi à immortaliser non seulement la beauté des lieux, mais également les expériences formidables vécues par ces gens qui font de nos communautés des endroits fabuleux!

D’innombrables occasions de photos se sont présentées au fil des saisons, que ce soit un kayak glissant sur l’eau, un coucher de soleil éblouissant, un chalet enneigé, un poisson pêché depuis le quai ou une famille à bord d’une voiturette de golf. Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir partager avec vous ces instants magiques qui tissent de délicieux souvenirs.

Merci à tous ceux qui ont pris le temps de participer au concours, qui ont saisi des instants précieux et qui nous les font partager!

Les photos gagnantes ont été soumises dans de nouvelles catégories établies cette année, soit :

  • Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de paysages : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de groupes : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo, toutes catégories : 350 $

En plus de présenter les gagnants, nous vous avons préparé un diaporama des photos de nos finalistes

Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis: Pioneer Point Resort

Meilleure photo de groupes: Skyline Resort

Meilleure photo de paysages: Lonesome Pine Resort

Meilleure photo, toutes catégories: Parc La Conception Resort


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2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Announcement

Congratulations to our 2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Winners!

The 2016 Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities photo contest has drawn to a close and we are excited to announce the winners!

This year’s photo-contest focussed on our customer’s love and pride in their communities. We were delighted to receive over 200 entries which captured the scenic beauty and incredible adventures and activities of the people who make our communities great!

Photographic opportunities were endless this year from kayaks on the water, dazzling sunsets, snow-covered cottages, fishing off the docks and families on golf carts. We are thrilled to share these community moments with you and the memories that were made along the way.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest, capture and share your community moments!

Winners were selected in the following categories which are new for 2016:

• Top friends & family photo - $100
• Top landscape photo - $100
• Top group photo - $100
• Best photo overall - $350

In addition to showcasing the winners, we put together a slideshow of our finalist photos for you to enjoy!

Winning Friends & Family Photo: Pioneer Point

Winning Group Photo: Skyline Resort

Winning Landscape Photo: Lonesome Pine Resort

Winning Photo Overall: Parc La Conception Resort


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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.

Click here to visit website


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.

Click here to visit website


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. 

Click here to visit website


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. 

Click here to visit website


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Family Day 2016 | Local Events

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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.

Click here to learn 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.

Click here to learn more >

Hockey Hall of Fame
February 15

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

Click here to learn more >

 

Blue Mountain
Family Day 

February 13- February 15

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


Click here to learn more >

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Niagara Falls
Family Day at the Museum
February 15

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

 

Click here to learn more >

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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Land Lease Myth Busters

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At Parkbridge we love being able to talk to customers about the concept of land lease and how it can help individuals who are thinking about purchasing a Parkbridge home.  Here are some common myths about the concept we think you might find interesting:

MYTH #1: Land Lease is too expensive.
MYTH BUSTED: Instead of having to finance a large mortgage for the home and the land your home sits on, you only finance the home. With a reasonable mortgage, you can use the money you will be saving for other things. After you’ve paid off the mortgage for your home, you will only have to pay for the land lease, which much more affordable than a high mortgage you will be paying for possibly the rest of your life. Purchasing a home in a leased land community enables you to own a home that you otherwise may not be able to afford.

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Parkbridge Lifestyle Twitter Party – Save the Date!

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You’re Invited!

Join Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities for our first ever Twitter Party!

When:

April 15th at 8:00 p.m.

Where:

Twitter @ParkBridgeLife

What:

Parkbridge is partnering with LinkedMoms to host our first ever Twitter Party! We’ll be giving away over $1200 in prizes!

Don’t know what a Twitter Party is and want to know? Read LinkedMoms Twitter Party 101 for full details!

To RSVP or ask questions email us at: socialmedia@parkbridge.com

PARKBRIDGE LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES TWITTER PARTY RULES

Eligibility

No purchase necessary. This contest is organized by Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (Parkbridge)  and LinkedMoms and is open to all Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Residents aged 18 and older and a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec). The contest excludes employees, representatives, agents, directors and officers of Parkbridge, and members of their families and the people that they are domiciled.

To Participate

To participate, you must follow @ParkbridgeLife and @LinkedMoms twitter handles. You must also answer a mathematical skill-testing question. (4+2×10) The contest begins on April 15th at 8p.m. EST and ends on April 15th, 9 p.m. EST. By participating in the Twitter party and entering you agree that you have read and understood these Contest Rules.

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The Results of Our First-ever Parkbridge Photo Contest

Over the summer months Parkbridge ran our first-ever photo contest. We asked Parkbridge residents across Canada to submit their favourite Parkbridge photos. We were completely blown away with all of the amazing submissions we received.

Hundreds of photos were submitted from our communities all over Canada. I had the pleasure of seeing each and every entry. Not only was it extremely hard to choose only three winners from the wealth of the submissions we received, but it also clearly illustrated to me first-hand what special places our Parkbridge communities truly are.

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