Smiling Creek Activity Centre

Did you know Smiling Creek Activity Centre on Burke Mountain has drop-in sports and fitness classes 6 days/week? Pickleball, yoga, soccer and more.

The Smiling Creek Activity Centre is located in the Smiling Creek Elementary School located at 3456 Princeton Avenue.  This brand new centre is set to host a variety of drop in sports, fitness programs and family programming.

Whether it be arts and crafts for your little ones, drop in volleyball for the teenagers or the 19 plus drop in basketball the City of Coquitlam is providing a wide range of fun activities right here on Burke Mountain.   All of the currently planned activities can be found in the City of Coquitlam guide below.

Wesbild Nominated for a 2018 Business Excellence Award

Wesbild – the people behind The Foothills at Burke Mountain – is excited and honoured to be nominated by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for their 2018 Business Excellence Awards in the category of Community Spirit.

Wesbild takes our responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously and we have since we began in 1981. We believe being a good corporate citizen means giving back, which is why Wesbild continues to give back to the wider community.

We are proud of our work in the Tri-Cities community including our ongoing relationship with Share Family and Community Services, the Wesbild LIFT Scholarship program supporting SD43 students to take post-secondary education and many other local initiatives. Our goal is to truly find a way to help individuals have better lives.

Thank you again for the nomination. Looking forward to seeing all of the nominees at the Nominees’ Lunch on November 6!

Smiling Creek Elementary Officially Open!

Last night, Wesbild was excited to join our neighbours at the official Grand Opening of Smiling Creek Elementary School on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam.

The first of five new schools planned for the community, Smiling Creek Elementary is a seven-acre joint school-park site in partnership with the City of Coquitlam.

Wesbild has been instrumental in expediting the new school process on Burke Mountain, and we are proud to have committed $5 million to fund a synthetic field at the future Middle School and High School site, and have donated 6 acres of land to the School District for the future Elementary School site (Marigold) on the far east side of future development.

Wesbild remains committed to working with the School District, City and Province to ensure that new schools remain a top priority for the Burke Mountain area.

Implementation of New Water Retention System

Wesbild’s new state of the art water retention and chemical treatment system is now installed for use on our construction sites! After months of hard work collaborating with Port Moody-based Aquasolve, this new system replaces our previous water treatment strategy of excavating and constructing a large sediment pond.

How Does It Work?

First, the dirty storm water run-off is collected in a large steel container. Once the water reaches a certain level, a sensor tells a Programmable Logic Controller (an industrial digital computer) to pump the dirty water into a separate treatment tank for pH testing and chemical treatment. Once this is done, the water is sent into a smaller tank which allows for the chemicals to properly bond with the water. This tank also allows for heavy solids to be sifted out of the water. Next, a sensor triggers the system to pump the water through a series of sand filters to further clean the water. For good measure, the water is sent back into the treatment tank for another pH test. If the results satisfy the acceptable discharge levels, it is pumped out of the system into a storm drain.

 

 

Real-time Monitoring

One of the best features of this new system is its ability to be monitored in real time. Throughout this entire process, the Programmable Logic Controller allows for the system to be remotely monitored. In the rare event that something goes wrong, Wesbild and our Environmental consultant, and the City of Coquitlam will be alerted right away, and we can promptly act to fix the problem. Using this new system effectively ensures our site will remain in compliance with the bylaw during construction.

A Wesbild Commitment

Wesbild has always been committed to environmentally responsible development, and water treatment plays a huge role in that. The system was designed over months of research and testing, and can be disassembled and reinstalled on future development sites. With this new system, Wesbild is confident our water treatment has thoroughly improved, and we look forward to its continued use at Burke Mountain.

 

The Foothills at Burke Mountain on Instagram

The Foothills is now on Instagram!

Follow along at @foothillsburke.

We’re sharing beautiful photos 📷 of our neighbourhood, our builders, and our show homes – as well as a few fun #throwbackthursday posts to remind us where we came from.

We’re posting Instastories from our parks, trails, and community events.

And we’re reminding ourselves weekly how lucky we are to live in such a gorgeous place ❤️.

@FoothillsBurke on Instagram

Rain Barrel Program

Gardening season is back, and the Burke Mountain community has a green initiative that makes gardening easier for you and the environment! Every single-family home at The Foothills at Burke Mountain was built with a rain barrel – a clever device for water conservation.

How do they work?

Rain barrels are used to collect rain water, providing an easy way to conserve water. They come equipped with a filtration system to ensure your water is clean, giving you a great supply for all your landscaping and gardening needs. Not only does this help conserve water, but also using this water for your gardens and allowing it to be fed into the ground rather than a storm pipe helps to maintain base flows in nearby creeks.

With the hot summer months in full swing, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of your rain barrel! Use the rain barrel to water your flower pots and garden beds, and feel good about water conservation.

View Homes By Noura Releasing This Weekend

Join Noura Homes as they release downhill walkout full view homes at Phase Two of Aura this Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Noon.

Aura is collection of mountain and river view homes – featuring incredible views and custom quality home options – everything you’d expect from Noura Homes.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a Noura Home with a spectacular view on The Foothills at Burke Mountain.

Wesbild Proud to Sponsor IMAGINE Beats & Bites

IMAGINE… A COMMUNITY WITH THE HEART TO SHARE

Wesbild is proud to again sponsor IMAGINE.  The event is SHARE Family & Community Services annual fundraiser. Together, our community helps raise money for SHARE’s programs and services.

In 2018, IMAGINE brings the “BEATS & BITES!” Come out a lively night out in the Tri-Cities full of music, dancing, good food and fun!  Don’t miss out on the party that benefits and strengthens our community!

When: Saturday, March 10 | Doors at 7:00 PM
Where: Molson Canadian Theatre @ the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Tickets: $90

Learn More & Buy Tickets 

Final Walkout Homes at The Ridge by Foxridge Homes

Only a handful of walk-out basement homes remain at Foxridge Homes spectacular The Ridge at Burke Mountain.

These homes feature ample living space, attached two car garages, over-height ceilings, expansive windows allowing for plenty of natural light, large entertainment-size kitchens complete with high-end Bosch stainless steel appliances and top-of-the-line ‘Platinum Collection’ finishes throughout.

Foxridge is currently has one move-in ready home – The Addington!  Located on Lot 92, The Addington features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and over 5300 square feet room for your family.  Their price of $2,388,900 includes GST and finished basement.  Drop by their sales centre to learn more!

The Ridge at Burke Mountain’s location is second to none with dozens of family-friendly parks and playgrounds (and more on the way), extensive hiking trails, streams, and Pinecone Burke Provincial Park at your doorstep; newer facilities and everyday amenities are constantly arriving with the public library, aquatic complex and Coquitlam Centre is only a short 5 minute drive away.

 

The Ridge at Burke Mountain
by Foxridge Homes

1425 Strawline Hill Street, Coquitlam
Open Wednesday to Saturday 12-5pm 

Susan Traunweiser
778.285.6299
e-mail – burke@qualico.com
foxridgehomesbc.com

Gardenia Homes Now Selling Partington Phase 1 & 2

New Single Family Homes!

Gardenia Homes has recently announced that it is now selling single family homes in their Partington Phase 1 and Phase 2 neighourhoods.

This includes 3500-3900 square foot homes and 4800-5100 square foot homes on various size home sites.  These stunning three level home offers  luxury living in the heart of Burke Mountain. Just minutes from the Evergreen skytrain line, Coquitlam Town Centre and numerous parks.

The home plans and and site plan are now available on their website.  Make an appointment to learn more about these homes today!

 

Partington 1 & 2
by Gardenia Homes

3553 Ashworth Street, Coquitlam

Lisa Bakx
778.882.7275
e-mail – lisabakx.remax@outlook.com
gardeniahomes.ca