• Movember Contest - Grow Your Mo!

    Oct 29, 2018

    The Movember Foundation

    The Movember Foundation has one simple, yet profound mission. To stop men from dying before their time.

    Men are facing a health crisis that it isn’t being talked about nearly enough. The mustache serves as the foundation’s ribbon. It’s meant to start conversations, raise money, and ultimately, save lives. The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to tackling the biggest health issues that men face:

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer kills an average of 45 men every hour.  It’s one of the most common forms of cancer in men and rates are on the rise. It’s estimated that by 2030 there will be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. Presently this disease takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of men each year, and survivors often live with serious side effects from treatment.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can feel particularly tragic as it often strikes young. Most cases are men between 15 and 40 years old. There is a 95% survival rate, but that still leaves 1 in 20 that won’t live through it.

    Mental Health

    All over the world, suicide rates are alarmingly high, yet there is still a stigma attached to talking about Mental Health. Three quarters of all suicides are men. That’s an average of one man a minute lost. That's every minute of every day. Far too many men are struggling in silence and isolation.

    The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by at least 25% by 2030.

    The Foundation does not take government funding, freeing it to challenge the status quo and invest time and money where it will work most effectively for men. In 15 years they have funded over 1,200 men’s health projects across the globe.

    You can join the Movember movement. Register to grow your mo, or donate directly, today.

  • Trick or treating safety tips

    Oct 25, 2018

    Halloween should feel scary, without actually being dangerous. To help you make sure your kids are safe, Timbercreek Communities wants to share some trick or treating safety tips.

    Mother and Daughter on halloween

    Unmask the Danger

    A mask may add to the look of the costume, but it can really take away from your child’s ability to see what’s around them -- including traffic. Choose hypoallergenic, non-toxic makeup instead. Do a test a few days before to make sure they don’t have any skin reactions. Also be sure to wash it all off before they head to bed.

    Reflect on the Costume You Choose

    Light colours are easier for motorists to see. If your child’s costume is dark, add reflective tape to the front and back. Use a white bag or pillow case for trick or treating, and add reflectors to that, too. Also, be sure the costume fits well to avoid tripping. Try to ensure they have a full range of motion. Choose non-flammable fabrics for their costume as many Jack-o’-lanterns or home Halloween displays may use real flame candles. Use LED candles or battery powered tea lights in your own decorations.

    Safety in Numbers

    Younger children should, of course, be accompanied by an adult at all times. By the time they reach 10, some kids may be ready to go out with a group of friends. Make sure the group includes at least 4 or 5 age-appropriate children. Equip them with a flashlight and cell phone. Make it clear not to go near houses that are not well lit, and never go inside any house, apartment or vehicle. Make sure they know not to eat any treats until they get home.

    Route Planning

    If you’re child is heading out with a group of friends, make sure their route is pre-planned. Set boundaries and a curfew, and explain why it’s important to stick to it. It is safest and most efficient to work your way along one side of the street and down the other, rather than crisscrossing the road more than necessary.

    If you and your kids follow these simple safety tips, everyone should have a scary but safe Halloween!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Easy Vegan Recipes To Make

    Oct 19, 2018

    Eating more plant based meals is good for the health of the planet, and is linked to a variety of human health benefits as well. Timbercreek Communities wants to show you how simple and tasty plant based meals can be. Here are some easy vegan recipes to make at home.

    Vegan recipe


    3-Ingredient Vegan Pancakes

    These Healthy 3-Ingredient Vegan Pancakes are gluten-free and and oil-free. All you need is gluten-free rolled oats (or oat flour) almond milk (or another milk substitute) and two spotty (super sweet) bananas. The bananas act as a binder, so no egg is necessary! Top your pancakes with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

    Mushroom-Quinoa Burger

    These vegan Mushroom-Quinoa Burgers have a nice meaty texture thanks to the addition of portobello mushrooms. They even pack a complete protein punch thanks to the quinoa. And they're totally delicious thanks to the Rosemary Mayo! This recipe is the perfect plant based lunch.

    Herbed Hummus

    This healthy and hearty Herbed Hummus recipe is perfect for snacking. Serve it with pita bread, corn chips, or crudite!

    Better-Than-Takeout Vegan Pad Thai

    You don’t have to say bye-bye to Pad Thai just because your going more plant based. This Better-Than-Takeout Vegan Pad Thai recipe will hit the spot. The secret ingredient? Dates! When combined with strong savoury flavours including miso, sesame and lime, dates help create a taste very close to tamarind paste -- the traditional base of Pad Thai sauce.

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

    All your favourite foods can be made vegan! These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies prove you don’t have to give up on flavour when you give up meat and dairy and go plant based.

    Timbercreek hopes these recipes show you just how easy and delicious eating plant based food can be.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

     

     

  • DIY Halloween treats for your pet

    Oct 16, 2018

    Your pet may not know what Halloween is all about, but they’re sure to notice that you’re snacking on some tasty treats. Don’t leave your pal out of the fun! Timbercreek Communities wants to share some easy DIY Halloween treats for your pet.

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    Peanut Butter Doggy Bones

    Whip up a batch of Peanut Butter Doggy Bones by beating peanut butter, egg, honey, oats, whole wheat flour, vegetable oil and water into a dough. Cut the dough into the perfect shape with Dog Bone Cookie Cutters. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Make the icing by melting almond butter with oil and dipping the cooled biscuits in. They can be stored for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

    Kitty Treats

    These kitty treats are simply adorable. Make the dough with applesauce, grated carrots, canned pumpkin, oats and rice flour. Roll the dough into small balls, place on a lined baking sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350°F for 7 minutes, flip and bake for another 5 minutes. This video will show you how!

    Pup Cakes

    Pup Cakes are peanut butter, applesauce and Greek yogurt based cupcakes for your dog. Complete them with a cream cheese, pumpkin, honey and yogurt frosting -- if your pooch has a sweet tooth.

    Cookies for Cats

    These Cookies for Cats are made with whole wheat flour, canned tuna in oil, and egg. Cut the dough into fish shapes, and score with a pizza cutter to make diamond shapes that look like scales. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

    Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits

    These Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits will delight your dog with a canine take on the classic berries and cream dessert. They look so good, you might want to share them -- if they let you!

    Timbercreek hopes you love whipping up these Halloween treats for your pet as much as your pet will love wolfing them down!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Property Highlight - 8520 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

    Oct 15, 2018

    Welcome to Edgewater at 8520 Jasper Avenue in Edmonton. Located just east of the downtown core, you’re close to everything you want in this fabulous city  Even though you're in the heart of it all, you'll find your home here is an oasis, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With exceptional amenities, unparalleled views and easy access to the beautiful River Valley Park system, Edgewater is perhaps the perfect place to come home to.

    View of Edmonton River Valley

    Life at Edgewater

    The professionally landscaped central courtyards welcome you home to Edgewater. They create a social space to meet with your fellow neighbours and invite you to feel engaged, connected and welcomed into your community.

    Your furry four-legged family members are welcome at 8520 Jasper as well! This pet-friendly community is comprised of two high rise buildings in the vibrant Edgewater neighbourhood.

    Your home offers an on-site restaurant that's perfect for those days when you get home and just aren’t in the mood to make a meal.

    Timbercreek Communities takes your health as seriously as you do. Enjoy the convenience of the fully equipped gym and an on-site doctor’s office!

    The Neighbourhood

    The Edgewater neighbourhood overlooks the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River as well as the River Valley Park system. This is an urban nature lover’s dream come true. Explore its walking and cycling trails, and ample parkland and picnic areas only steps from your door. Golfers will love the convenience of the adjacent golf courses.

    With all the surrounding green space, it may be easy to forget that you’re only a 5 minute drive from all the urban treasures of downtown Edmonton. Public transit is close by, so you may not even need a car! It's easy to shop for everything you could need or want nearby.

    You can pick up fresh produce from the farmers markets, grab a bite in a cafe, enjoy a cold beverage or a night on the town. Catch a show at Commonwealth Stadium or see the Oilers take to the ice at Rogers Place Arena. It’s all here!

    If you're a student or professor, Edgewater is a quick and easy public transit commute to the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University.

    Timbercreek invites you to make Edgewater at 8520 Jasper Avenue your new home. Call 587.404.6844 to book your appointment to tour a suite today.

    To find your dream home in another Timbercreek Community in Canada, please visit our website.

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