TGIF: ‘Tis the Season, Last Episode!

This article was published on: 12/14/18 4:47 PM


Only 10 more shopping days for those who like to live dangerously!  Even the grocery store midweek seems to be overcrowded these days.  Possibly we are experiencing the return of online shoppers worried about the mail service.  This is where our small personal service shops come into their own – and all currently with sales and parking outside! Don’t forget the Winter Treasures Artisan Market in Port Moody Arts Centre which is still running until December 23.  This is where to find the unique one off gifts, and support our local artists.


As a change from shopping, December 17 & 18 offers a couple of fun, family activities – the most spectacular being the arrival of the Christmas Train.  Winding up its festive journey across Canada, the final stops are in our communities – Dec. 17 is Maple Ridge at 7.45 & Pitt Meadows at 9.30 when the Sam Roberts Band will entertain, as at all stops.  The following evening (18th) the train will arrive in Port Moody at 4.45pm with the final show of the tour being in Port  Coquitlam same night at 6.15pm. Decked out in lights, this CP Holiday Train is raising food and money for local food banks – donations made in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam will stay here with Share Family and Community Services.


If your young family wants a quieter, warmer event, head to the Port Moody Library at 6.30pm, December 18. Carol singing, holiday stories and special guests, Pigeon and Santa are the order of the day along with hot chocolate. Food bank donations will also be gladly accepted there.  Between now and New Year’s Eve there are lots of opportunities to skate at Port Moody’s Rec Complex.  Look at their crammed holiday schedule & choose your day/s.


And…if the rain has kept you away so far, at the first sign of a dry day, head to Lafarge Lake for the awesome creative light display and a lovely walk round the lake.  For the more intrepid, wear boots and take an umbrella.


As far as real estate goes – only serious buyers are out looking at present and, provided that the price is right, they are purchasing.  And.. it is lovely to show those warm, decorated homes as we step in from the cold and rain during this season – something a little magical about candles and switched on fireplaces. Only a week until December 21, the shortest day of the year (and the first day of winter), so remember, it gets better each day after that – we’ll be on the downward slope (maybe Grouse?).


Our best life is all about our relationships – family, friends and colleagues.  And this is one of the best parts about the Christmas season – enjoying their company, getting together and celebrating.  Another best part is that this is a season of giving when we believe that we should not resist a generous impulse and we feel better for it. We can never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed -one person can make a difference. So give in to the season, relax and enjoy every moment – perhaps we can make it last all year!


Our team is enjoying the season – spending time and thanking those who make our world go round – at home, at the office and out there in our community – our clients and advocates.  It is our special time of gratitude. Thank you all for your loyalty and friendship. No matter the season, we are here to answer your questions and help you move forward – we still have you covered and continue in that long standing tradition of trust and care.


Happy shopping, visiting and cooking!
Generations Real Estate Partners:- Michelle, Scott, Sheila, Ray and Shane.
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