A Year in RidgeWood West

Dec 28, 2016

2016 in RidgeWood West

As we near the end of 2016, the countdown has begun for 2017! It’s been an exciting year for RidgeWood West with the first residents moving into their new homes, the official kick-off party and the very first Parade of Homes in the community. While most of us begin to reflect on what we’ve accomplished around this time of the year, we thought we’d do the same and celebrate all that’s been happening in RidgeWood West.

Here are some of our highlights from 2016 and a peek into what you can expect to see happen in 2017!

Opening Celebration

To properly celebrate the official grand opening of RidgeWood West, Qualico Communities held an opening celebration in the beginning of September. For those who were involved in the planning and development, it was a victorious day to see everything finally come together! Residents, builders, contractors, architects, engineers, Citizens of Charleswood Habitat Preservation, Friends of the Harte Trail and the Charleswood Historical Society were all in attendance.

Marty Morantz, the City Councillor for Charleswood, was also in attendance to welcome everyone and share his excitement about the new development. Attendees were served a delicious lunch and were given the chance to have a first look at the 11 premium and custom show homes.

First Fall Parade of Homes

For decades, Winnipeggers have been waiting for a chance to build a new home in the treasured neighbourhood of Charleswood and the wait was finally over. The first Parade of Homes showings in RidgeWood West were extremely successful, and if you had a chance to take a tour of the homes, you know exactly what we are talking about. From the custom homes that crossed all the wants off your list, to the stunning premium builds made with you and your growing family in mind, there was something there for everyone!

Running Bison and the Rubbing Stone

While the first few residents started to move into their homes this past summer, a local artist was hard at work to finish an incredibly unique sculpture for the north roundabout. David MacNair, was inspired by the history of the natural land in RidgeWood West and worked alongside a talented team to create a piece called Running Bison and the Rubbing Stone.

The sculpture was fully installed this fall and has become a landmark in the community. The sculptures were designed to reflect the natural landscape and the community has incorporated as much of the original material from the land as possible.

“I grew up in the prairies, and have a deep appreciation for how our land was treated. I’ve always wanted to create a piece of art that represented how our heritage benefitted from the bison,” says David.

Looking Forward in 2017

With 40 homes already occupied in RidgeWood West, new phases have begun and more families are inquiring with our builders. Whether you are jumping on the opportunity to move back to Charleswood and build a new home, or have always just wanted to live in the area, contact one of our builders to get started!

It has been an incredible year for growth and expansion of this community and that’s something worth celebrating. We are looking forward to what’s to come and would like to thank the community for your support and interest!

From all of us at Qualico Communities, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.