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Dec 13, 2021

Celebrate the Season at The Ridge

The community you choose to call home is so important, and The Ridge once again is showing why it is becoming such a popular neighbourhood in Courtenay. A friendly competition is underway between neighbours for their third annual holiday lighting contest. Many residents are participating in creating a festive atmosphere for the entire community to enjoy. The holiday season is the time when the neighbours come together to lift the spirits of everyone who visit the area. 

The community's first Christmas decoration contest was held in 2019, when a few of the residents joined together to acknowledge the homeowners who went above and beyond to decorate their homes and yards for the holdiay season. The residents established criteria, made the top choices and Buckstone Developments awarded prizes to the homeowners. 

This year the friendly-judging will take place mid-December. The winners and honourable mentions will be posted on The Ridge Facebook page - stay tuned!

In the meantime, take the time to drive or stroll through The Ridge neighbourhood. The results are truly beautiful as most of the homes are lit up with both traditional and creative lighting displays. People of all ages will be dazzled by the festive displays. Take a breath and enjoy these special moments.


Dec 05, 2021

Budget Blinds - Local Business Supporting Local Charities

One of the many great reasons to support local businesses is they also support your community! This month, a percentage of all sales at Budget Blinds will be donated to a number of Vancouver Island charities (and there’s a bonus in it for you too - see below).

In 2021, your locally owned and operated Budget Blinds of Vancouver Island stores are supporting:

  • Campbell River Habitat for Humanity
  • YANA
  • Nanaimo Ladysmith School Foundation
  • Ladysmith Resource Center
  • Catnap Society
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Budget Blinds is donating 5% of all sales this month to these charities.

And in December they’re also giving back to you with 30% off all orders this month! Regardless of your budget or style, Budget Blinds of Vancouver Island has the window covering solutions for your home. Whether it's a single room or a full house, basic blinds or home automation, your local store is ready to help. With free in-home or virtual consultations with their designers, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for your windows.

Contact your local store today:

Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay


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