Visitors can win an iPad, and Buyers could enjoy upgrades too!

Here are some pictures of today’s ribbon cutting ceremony

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Hundreds of people will call the 26-storey Mahogany at Mill Lake high-rise their home when it is completed in approximately three years. What better way for them and others to mark the launch of Abbotsford’s tallest building than with a celebration from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

Abbotsford Mayor George Peary will kick-off the high-rise party with a few words at noon, followed by the musical duo EachOther.

Food, beverages, tours of  The Viewpoint (Mahogany’s stylish presentation centre at 2180 Gladwin Rd.), and an opportunity for all visitors to win an Apple iPad, are offered until 5 p.m.

Those party-goers who sign a purchase agreement contract for a Mahogany condo or two-storey townhome get to choose from either a mirage hardwood floor upgrade or full-size, high-end Maytag washer/dryer set as a special bonus that day.

Diane Delves, president and CEO of Quantum Properties, the developer of Mahogany, said the most exciting part about the building, aside from its traditional luxury and spectacular views, is its quiet location in the heart of a growing city.

Because Mahogany is right across from Mill Lake Park and near major employers, its residents will enjoy an easy walk or bike ride to work or major shopping.

“Its grand lobby will reflect the best in high-rise living,” said Delves, adding that the three-acre pedestrian- friendly property features walking paths, guest suites, gardens, a swimming pool, seating areas, fountains, public art and an open plaza. “Interest in the energy-efficient Mahogany condos has been intense,” said Delves.

Sizes range from 575 square feet to more than 2,400 square feet with prices starting at $199,900. One-bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedroom, two bedroom plus den and three-bedroom suites fit a variety of condo lifestyles.

Seven two-storey, two-bedroom Mahogany townhomes range in size from 1,159 square feet to approximately 1,300 square feet.

Quantum Properties recently demonstrated its civic pride by making a significant donation on behalf of Mahogany to Abbotsford’s Canuck Place Dave Lede House children’s hospice, putting the Mahogany stamp on the ‘Great Room’ there.

Mahogany at Mill Lake, located in Abbotsford, is a two-phase condominium project that includes a 26-storey high-rise building, expected to be completed in approximately three years, and a four-storey low-rise building. Its public launch runs from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at The Viewpoint presentation centre, located at 2180 Gladwin Rd. just north of Marshall Road.

Lisa Lowry
Marketing Manager, Quantum Properties

Every once and a while, something very special happens in my community, I don’t normally write about local events, but I just had to share this one with you. History was in the making this morning in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, I had the opportunity to arrive early and take some snaps of the site where the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will take residence. It’s on the west side of the Campus of Care where the recently opened Abbotsford Regional Hospital is located, another milestone achievement I might add.

The Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was named Dave Lede House by Canuck Place officials during this mornings media event, which was held at the foot of the construction site, it was a perfect day, the Sun was shining bright, the skies were almost cloudless, and the turnout was simply amazing. It was an honor for me to be there.

To date, 9.8 Million has been raised towards the second phase target of 13 million. It should also be noted that The Dave Lede Foundation donated 2.5 million this morning, Dave also heads The Ledcor Group of Companies which is building Canuck Place in Abbotsford.

The official Press Release is at the end of this post.

Here’s how to contact Canuck Place:

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
102-33255 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 2B2

T 604.504.1913
F 604.504.1915



Here are a few pictures taken from my Android Galaxy S smartphone, I’m not going say much here, but simply letting the pictures speak for themselves:

Picture By Rick Rake of The Fraser Valley Twitter News Network (TNN)


The Beginning of Canuck Place

Part Two of The Beginning of Canuck Place

Dave Lede With Son Richard

The Dave Lede Foundation Donates 2.5 Million

Abbotsford City Manager Frank Pizzuto & Mayor George Peary

The Incredible Rick Rake (TNN)

Diane Delves of Quantum Properties Inc.

This was a very special day for Abbotsford, there were many, many more dignitaries on hand, and even more from the community supporting the efforts put forth here this day. It was simply a special time in Abbotsford this morning, you would be proud.

Here is the official press release:


New Abbotsford Canuck Place Children’s Hospice to be named – Dave Lede House

ABBOTSFORD, BC – March 7, 2011 – Dave Lede announced today that he will be donating $2.5 million towards the Capital Campaign to build a new Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford. In recognition of the generous donation, made through the Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation, the new Abbotsford Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will be named – Dave Lede House.

“The Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation have a long history of supporting paediatric initiatives across North America,” said Dave Lede. “Our corporate culture at the Ledcor Group of Companies reflects that of my family foundation and it involves supporting the communities in which we operate, and through our gift to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, we are able to reach children and families across BC.”

“We are so grateful for the generosity and support of Mr. Lede,” said Filomena Nalewajek, Chief Executive Officer of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. “His ongoing support of our program and his leadership on this project are invaluable to out efforts of reaching all children and families that need our care.”

The Canuck Place expansion will help meet the growing need for pediatric palliative services in the province, and particularly in the Fraser Health region where 46% of families currently served by Canuck Place reside. The new hospice will more than double the physical capacity of Canuck Place from the existing nine beds and four family suites to include a 10-bed, 2,800-square-metre (30,000-square-foot) facility, with suites for five families. By locating the hospice in Abbotsford, the program will be available closer to home for many families in the Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C., lessening their need for travel.

Canuck Place offers a comprehensive continuum of care to over 400 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout British Columbia. The program is unique offering world-class health care within a home-like environment. With comfortable surroundings, personalized programs, caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers, it is a place for children and families to come in their time of need.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
102-33255 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 2B2

T 604.504.1913 F 604.504.1915




Summer Dhillon and Model

The title says it all doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not, that is the name of a brand new product and company here in my community. I attended the coming out party for this group of amazing entrepreneurs last nite, and I had a blast watching men in Naked Boxer Briefs. I didn’t get the chance to ask Joel Primus (CEO & Founder) where and how the name came about, but I discovered the answer to that question on their Blog. I highly recommend you visit their site and witness a great company in the making.

Let’s face it, when you get invited to an event like this, you know it’s going to be fun. The location for this gala event was at the prestigious Ronald Allan Clothiers store in Abbotsford, the store alone is worth the visit, let alone men in naked boxer briefs. I should also mention that the Ronald Allan Clothiers store has been a fixture in this community since 1953, they are well known for quality fashions, commitment & service, it’s what they do. They have also been recognized with Sales and Service awards including Chamber of Commerce Retailer of the Year. So you know you are well looked after at Ronald Allan Clothiers.

The wine & not cheese event had it’s dignitaries present, here’s a picture of me with Abbotsford Mayor Goerge Peary and Dean Sutton of Sutton Industries International Ltd. I tip my hat to Mayor George Peary, he is a great supporter of his community, he doesn’t just give lip service, he shows up!

Owen, George & Dean

And no, we did not model the Naked Boxer Briefs, we were there to support Joel Primus & Ross Brown, along with the rest of their team, in launching Naked Boxer Brief in Abbotsford at Ronald Allan Clothiers. Here is a picture of Ross, myself & Joel:

Joel, Owen, Ross

Now Joel Primus is the CEO / Founder of Naked Boxer Brief, and every CEO has his right hand man, in this case, it’s Ross Brown. Ross is accomplished and well known in the Abbotsford area, he serves as Chairman of the Board, and is the Managing Partner of Altitude Consulting and Altitude Search Marketing, just to name a few. (You can read more about the team on their site)

If you are asking the question, what are Naked Boxer Briefs? They are just that, men’s under garments, you’ll have to make a trip to Ronald Allan Fashions in Abbotsford and try a pair on, I guarantee you’ll like the product.

The table with all the food was well attended, and you’ll never guess who I found guarding the table. The lovely and vivacious Chrissy Lambert of Fraser Valley Pulse. Chrissy is a featured writer with Fraser Valley Pulse, she covers Health, Beauty and you guessed it Fashion. She is all decked out with me by her side : )

Chrissy Lambert & Owen

As you can see, much is happening in our community, entrepreneurs are making they’re mark, and they are doing it in Naked Boxer Briefs! It was an honor to be invited to this moment in history, I wish Joel & his team well, and you will be hearing more about them here, so stay tuned to Owen for future Naked Boxer Brief events, you won’t want to miss them.

The pictures at the event and for this blog post were taken by the Social Media UNGURU Rick Rake, be sure to follow him on Twitter!