Avenue Magazine Best Neighbourhoods Block Party


August 15, 2013 – Arbour Lake is Calgary’s best neighbourhood, and this weekend we’re throwing the summer’s best party to celebrate it. Avenue magazine’s fourth annual Best Neighbourhoods survey named the northwest community Calgary’s best place to live, and what better way to honour a great neighbourhood than with a public lakeside block party?

The summer party takes place Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with something fun for just about everyone. In the Kids’ Zone you’ll find everything from bouncy castles and face painting to a climbing wall and dunk tank. YYC food trucks Sticky Ricky’s, Fiasco Gelato and Red Wagon will be serving up some of their specialties in the parking lot alongside the gang from Q107, who will be pumping out classic rock hits.

The main attraction at this summer get-together, however, will be the lake itself. Normally reserved for the residents of the community only, the lake will be open to anyone who wants to celebrate the 2013 Avenue Best Neighbourhood.

“We’re very excited to celebrate with Arbour Lake,” said Avenue executive editor Jennifer Hamilton. “This party is not only a chance for the residents to celebrate their community, but it’s an open invitation to all Calgarians to come and enjoy the lake and surrounding green space, and to see why this neighbourhood was ranked number one in the 2013 survey.”

Craig Somers, general manager of the Arbour Lake Residents’ Association, added “It is a tremendous honour for us to be chosen as the number one community in Calgary. Three years ago, we set our vision to be the best community possible, so it truly is a dream come true. Please join my family and neighbours on Saturday at our lake.”

The survey, which ended March 1, boasted an overwhelming level of participation from across the city, with a high number of respondents providing the most comprehensive results in its four-year history. The results revealed that inner-city communities and suburban developments are increasingly on equal footing as desirable places to live. In Arbour Lake’s case, it was a combination of the lake itself and the community’s proximity to shopping, major roads, entertainment and restaurants that helped put it at the top of the list this year. It also boasts an active community association and multiple mixed-use areas.

For more information about the Avenue Best Neighbourhood Block Party, visit AvenueCalgary.com/BestNeighbourhood. At 12 p.m. there will be a press opportunity for the media.

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Avenue magazine is Calgary’s premier city lifestyle magazine. With a unique blend of journalistic excellence and inspirational aesthetics, Avenue provides readers with the city’s most reliable information on Calgary’s personalities, arts, fashion, home decor, dining, travel and leisure. Since 1994, Avenue readers have come to trust and look forward to the magazine’s award-winning, intelligent and cutting-edge perspective on the people, culture and lifestyles that define Calgary.

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Kathy Randle, Director of Marketing | 403-232-7720

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