Spring has definitely sprung at Sixty West and the energy is amazing.Beautiful custom homes are being built all around Phase I and the dirt is moving in Phase II. If you were thinking of purchasing a lot to build your own new custom home in the visionary, nature-based community of Sixty West, now is the time. Contact us today by visiting sixtywest.ca or reach out to Doug McGill at 403-505-9982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read on to learn about Sixty West’s award winning homes, our amazing builders who are creating timeless architectural designs and about the Falcon Homes big charity project in Sixty West. Say hello to the MR MIKES team and get ready for some Cross Fit!
On behalf of Doug McGill, president of Sixty West, we would like to say thank you to our community for all of the support and kindness through the loss of our beloved Lorraine McGill. The outpouring of words of comfort for the family and words of celebration of Lorraine, who was the creative visionary behind the magnificence that has become Sixty West, has truly inspired us all to continue building her dream and carrying out her legacy. She is missed every day but her presence will be remembered forever.
The Falcon Homes Project is a True Celebration of 25 years of Building Community and Connection.
And it is happening right in our very own community of Sixty West.
In February of this year, Falcon Homes celebrated 25 years in business and owners, Erica and John Christie wanted to do something special to commemorate. So, they did. Along with their many trade partners, sponsors and even sports teams, the Falcon home at 5 Springfield Blvd in Sixty West is being built to be sold with profits going to local charities.
Sixty West’s president, Doug McGill is thrilled that Falcon Homes chose Sixty West for their 25th anniversary show home – and their first independent charity home project.
“We are so honoured Falcon Homes chose Sixty West for this wonderful project, they have done so much for the growth for the town of Sylvan Lake and this is just another great example.”
Doug added that as builders and developers, giving back to the town is such a key element for the vitality and growth of not only the new subdivisions, but for the entire town and the people who live here.
Erica and John have a long history with Falcon Homes – including how they met – and are committed to finding ways to continue the business’s commitment to “Building a Better Community and Giving Back.”
Falcon Homes’ decision to give the profits of the Falcon Project back to the community is a truly remarkable and inspiring act of generosity. Not only does it demonstrate the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where they build homes, but it also shows that Falcon Homes values and prioritizes the well-being of their neighbors and the greater good.
This incredible act of philanthropy will undoubtedly have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those in need and it is a shining example of how a business and each person can use their gifts and successes to uplift and empower the community it serves in Sylvan Lake.
Sixty West is looking forward to more to come with this amazing project that is projected to be completed in August of this year. And, super excited to celebrate each business that is contributing to this project. In fact, rumour has it that our very own Sylvan Lake Gulls will be joining in and laying sod!
Shortly after Grandma and Grandpa (Heather and Jim Oberg) moved into their Sorento custom built home last year, their daughter Lindsay, son-in-law Nick and their children moved in close by. Lindsay said that at first they thought it might be temporary, but they now know that they want to make Sixty West their permanent home because they love the community so much! That makes us smile because ensuring there is a home for every lifestyle is part of the vision for Sixty West.
Welcome to all three generations of Sixty Westerners!
Sixty West is so fortunate to have not only the Sylvan Lake Gulls and Pogadl Park next door, but the owners, Graham and Jen Schetzsle, right in our own community. And, even more fortunate that they answered a few questions for us to share with you…
How long have you lived in Sixty West?
We have been with Sixty West since the fall of 2021 as part time residence, we fell in love with the Sixty West community and have been spending more and more time here. We love the community on a personal and professional basis and it works well for where we are in our lives.
What is your favourite thing about Sixty West?
Sixty West is a charming community well suited for our come and go lifestyle. Our home here is a secondary residence, as our primary is on our farm 2 1/2 hours away. We love the amenities and the nature base feel that I feel Lorraine worked so hard to create. The Sixty West community offers walking tails that surround the entire town, a small pond and fountain that are featured in the heart of the community, as well as the picnic tables and benches conveniently located throughout the area for larger family and friend gatherings.
What do you love about your location?
Well…we are conveniently located within walking distance of our work, right down the road from Gulls Field.
How excited are you about this season of baseball?
We are jazzed about the 2023 season of baseball and what we have to offer. Our leadership has worked hard in the off season putting together details and processes for a great fan first experience!! We have added many new components, some larger, like the Bonefish Marine BBQ Shack and dove into some smaller details, where we focused on making our process better.
Do you have any highlights you would like to share?
We have many new pieces this year to share and I won’t give them all away but we are excited to share the Gulls serviced Provincial Patio as well as servicing 38 legacy seats.
Our highlight are the great group of people that we have surrounded ourselves with, from our concession staff, janitorial staff, maintenance staff, to our hard working leadership team. It makes it all worth it once the building is filled with staff, players, coaches and fans!! The energy is electric and that something we look forward to every year.
Thank you Graham and Jen. We hope you have fantastic season!
Sixty West welcomed back our neighbours at Pogadl Park, The Sylvan Lake Gulls, at their home opener on May 26, 2023. Tickets can be purchased by visitingthe Gulls website
Meet Denise Pittman, owner of DAYCARE PITTSTOP in Sixty West!
A good daycare is one that follows all of the licensing and public health requirements, are staffed with those who know the children and they work with and provide them with activities that will foster learning.
Denise adds that a GREAT daycare is one that is always finding ways to improve the care of not only the child, but the entire family. Some ways this occurs is a daycare with a team where:
1.They know that children are mighty learners and foster this by co-learning, co-researching, and co-imagining alongside the children to scaffold their learning experiences.
2. They involve the community into experiences to enrich the children’s environments. They listen to the families they work with and support them with knowledge and/or resources.
3. They ensure their ECE’s (Early Childhood Educators) are also scaffolding on their learning by going to workshops or taking courses to stay up-to date on information.
This is what Denise strives for at DAYCARE PITTSTOP. She adds that the children at the daycare love going on adventures through the Sixty West trails and heading to the local parks. With the Co-operators Play Zone Spray Park opening up for the spring right next door, she says the children (and the educators) are “loving” their new picnic and splash days.
Since opening in November of 2021, the daycare has continued to grow and flourish. Denise is grateful for the continued community support and adds that she is also hiring full and part time.
“So if you or someone you know are a passionate, creative, reliable, and dedicated Early Childhood Educator please contact Denise at email@example.com.”
WELCOME TO WATERFORD STATION IN SIXTY WEST MR MIKES ~ and all of the 65 employees. We are so excited to have you open and are sure you will be very successful.
From appetizers to full meals, there is sure to be a favourite dish for everyone. The owner Ketul Patel, who is also the pharmacist and owner of the Sylvan Lake I.D.A., has worked hard for this big opening and is just as excited as the rest of us. Congratulations and welcome! And, a big applause for all of the jobs that have been created for Sylvan Lake and greater communities.
PURE FITNESS CROSSFIT HAS MOVED INTO SIXTY WEST AND IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
When Jason MacDonald (right photo) and his wife Kelly decided it was time to expand on their Red Deer Pure Fitness location, Sixty West in Sylvan Lake was the location of choice.
Jason says that he believes in CrossFit and the positive impact it can have. Their CrossFit is not only a great workout, but it embodies and encourages healthy living. From nutrition information to competitions and classes for different age groups, Jason encourages everyone to come and try it out. They even offer a free trial pass.
Right now there are three local trainers that work with the team. The couple also teamed up with Weber Physio to offer their clients and the community even more services.
Meet massage therapist Connie Novotney (bottom left photo) and level I CrossFit trainer, Brad Wheeler (top left photo), both from Sylvan Lake and ready to take your body to the next level!
Many of the homes that are being built in Sixty West are for sale! Our custom home builders take so much pride in their work and their designs ~ as they should because each home and lot offers a uniqueness to it that makes you want to come back and stay.
Please visit our website to find out more about our present home builders: Dex Custom Homes, Falcon Homes, Sorento Custom Homes, Tehama Homes, True-Line Homes and Vleeming Homes, as well as our other fantastic home builders. All of them willing and able to make your dream homes come true.
Congratulations to Sorento Custom Homes for being a finalist with Building Industry and Land Development Central Alberta for its Sixty West home: The Sweetgrass: A beautiful bungalow that ticks all the right boxes. Main floor living, vaulted ceilings and perfectly placed windows to flood the entire home with natural light. This truely is an amazing home and much deserving of an award.
SIXTY WEST’S COMMERCIAL SECTOR
Residential lots are selling fast in our visionary community, which is exciting news for Sylvan Lake’s west-side retail hub: Waterford Station in Sixty West.
Waterford Station is a pedestrian-focused shopping centre, with a blend of historic and contemporary architectural styles to create a “village” atmosphere. Located next door to Pogadl Park and easy access in and out of Sylvan Lake with the new round-a-bout and Highway 11 twinning, Waterford Station is bound to be the retail place to be.
The development also offers the perfect location for grocery, retail, boutique shops and restaurants – as well as for wellness, medical, banking and professional needs for the residents of Sylvan Lake and the vast surrounding communities.
Sixty West Fall 2022
In 2022, Blackstone Developments Inc.was honoured with BILD Central Alberta’s Best Community Development Award for the community of Sixty West. We are committed to upholding this honour and vision of creating a nature-based community like no other. Thank you for your support.
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