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Current News: Bridgewater on Shaw TV

Take a peek inside Bridgewater – The first new rental high-rise in the City of
North Vancouver in over 35 years! Project of the Month Video now live on Shaw
TV Vancouver – Urban Development Institute. We were honoured to have the
City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto share his perspective on the
importance of rental housing.

Watch the full segment above or click to watch HERE . Learn more about the
Bridgewater development HERE and apply today!

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Posted by Katrina May on Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bridgewater. the first new rental high-rise in the City of North Vancouver in over 35 years, is now complete! Over the course of building development, we partnered with the North Vancouver City Library in sponsoring a series of art contests as a way to spark curiosity, encourage community building, and engage the local public in the new project.

In total, we ran five Community Art Contests over the course of a year and a half, each with three age categories (from age 3 18), and three chances to win! Prizes included gift certificates to a nearby book store, limited edition bookmarks created with the submissions, and the winning artwork was featured publicly on Bridgewater signage, on the website, and now in the building. We are working on a creative art wall installation in the communal resident lounge, displaying an array of our favourite works, and sharing the community legacy that the contests established through the building common areas.

Let s recap our contest themes and winners since the beginning:

Winter 2014 Winter Colouring Contest

Spring 2015 Home Sweet Home

Fall 2015 Halloween

Spring 2016 Valentine s Day/Love

Summer 2016 What do you love about the North Shore?

Thank you to everyone who participated along the way. The artwork inspired us, blew us away, and has motivated us continue building similar creative community partnerships. All contest submissions are now closed. Until next time!

Posted by Katrina May on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Moving is rather stressful no matter how you cut it. Sorting through your life s belongings, packing everything and transporting it, only to unpack it all again in a matter of weeks makes the most organized out of us an exhausted, frustrated wreck. There are ways of easing the process, however, and even turning the experience into something enjoyable. Here is Hollyburn s advice on how to master moving into a rental apartment like a pro.

1. Start early and have a plan

When anticipating a move in the future, start early and tackle items one step at a time. Make an inventory of each room and plan various tasks accordingly. For example, the bathroom can be broken down into toiletries and personal items, towels and mats and decorations. Each of these gets a box and a list. Get the entire family involved by assigning tasks to each person.

2. Relax, get comfortable and call a friend

Put your favourite tunes on, pour yourself a glass of wine and call up your best friend. Use moving as a positive opportunity to spend some quality time. Remind them you ll return the favour when the time comes and follow through. Don t overcomplicate things. Start with three boxes: Keep, Recycle and Donate. This is an excellent start.

There s a difference between keeping something that has sentimental value or out of a sense of obligation. Create a memory box for those items you can t bear to part with to be kept in storage. Give yourself permission to get rid of things. If you haven t worn it in a year then it needs to go.

4. See the light at the end of the tunnel

If you have a large project ahead of you don t forget to set smaller, realistic goals with a reward at the end of each. This could be going for a massage or manicure or perhaps playing a round of golf. Turn moving into a positive experience. Think about it as an opportunity to clear out all of your unnecessary belongings and a move forward without the baggage.

5. Minimize costs, maximize efficiency:

  • Downsize: First off, unload! Sell unnecessary items on Craigslist or Kijiji.
  • Gently used clothing or household items to donate? Consider contributing to our long-standing community partners at Covenant House.
  • Boxes packing materials. Try sourcing all items yourself, such as recycled boxes for free from your local grocery or liquor store.
  • If you prefer re-usable green boxes, go with our friends at Frogbox. Hollyburn s value-added partnership with this eco-friendly company means great savings for you.
  • Storage: Downsizing can mean the need for additional storage. Hollyburn residents have access to our partnership with Maple Leaf Self Storage and receive their 2 nd month of storage for free. The closest location is at Park Royal Mall.
  • Moving: Take advantage of our partnership with Jiffy Move for some of the best rates in town by a Hollyburn approved and BBB accredited professional moving company.

At the end of the day, remember to stay flexible. Moving always involves unforeseen events and expenses. Take a deep breath, stay calm, and stick to your plan. If the Hollyburn team can be of assistance, please be sure to reach out.

Written by CREDIT

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