Volume 7 Issue 2
By Referral Only™
WOW time flies!! It seems like ages ago though, but this summer I was fortunate to be able to travel for 5 weeks! My friend Orysia Semotiuk and I started out in Amsterdam, and ventured all the way to Istanbul.
We briefly stopped in Belgium, France (Chamonix is heaven on earth), Switzerland, Italy (wow-Rome), then spent the majority of our time in the Greek Islands and the Aegean coast of Turkey.
Turkey was so interesting, and fascinating. Lorna met up with us in Istanbul. How fortunate we were to leave within just days of that horrific earthquake. Truly we were blessed.
Fall rang in with a bierstein! My annual cherished friends' & clients' bash was a great success!
Thanks to all those who cameÉ and ate up all that schnitzel!! Hopefully all those who missed it will be there next time!!
Congrats to the door prize winners - Becca Cameron (nee Dunn), Sarah Gutelius (aged 6 weeks), Scott Ross, and Michael Annett (who drew his own name - can you say fixed?!!) who all took home a magnum of Henkell Trocken!
There were many donations of both clothing and food. So many of you were very generous. All food and clothing was donated for Interim Place, a shelter for women.
Mortgage ratesOct. 9, 1999 Canada Trust Mortgage
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Term Posted Discount*
6 Mo. Closed 7.10% 6.10%
6 Mo. Open 7.55% 6.55%
1 Yr Closed 6.95% 5.95%
5 Yr Closed 8.00% 7.00%
*Discount Rate subject to discretionary policy
*Up to 3% Cash Back on posted rates
Chit Chat Column
Wedding BellsRebecca Dunn & Dave Cameron were married June 19/99, and had an exciting honeymoon in Alaska and the Yukon. Ask them about setting a new tradition with the bride coming down the aisle first!
Cathrine Kinnear & David MacQuarrie were married June 12/99.
Laura Schatz & Cameron Binkley were married this month, and are currently on their European honeymoon.
Stikeman Elliott Gators won their women's law league baseball season!! My partner Lorna Cuthbert is on the team!
75 Year Reunion
Camp Oconto celebrated its 75th year as a residential summer camp for girls. There was a dinner in April in Toronto and a camp weekend in September, where women from all over, and every generation came back together to celebrate. I started at camp at 11 years old, for 9 summers!
A Summer Baby Boom! Welcome -
Mackenzie Elizabeth Blakeley Born 7lb 7 oz on June 2/99 - Sarah Macrae Blakeley and Ken Blakeley are wonderful first time parents!
Diana Kathleen Belisle Born July 31/99 - 7lbs, 12 oz, 21 inches - Joan Schatz and Geoffrey Belisle are the thrilled first time parents!
Sarah Jane Gutelius Born Sept./99 - Kathy Andrews and Peter Gutelius are blessed with their 2nd adorable daughter! Big sister Maddie is thrilled!
Jacob Noah Latham Born Oct. 13/99 - Tanya and Joe Latham are the proud brand
Neighbourhood Corner High Park/Bloor West Village
In the summer, the average price of homes sold in the High Park/Bloor West Village area rose 14% from the same time last year to $307,629, reflecting a more active upper-end ($300,000+) market. Average time-on-market was 51 days, up 54% from the 33 days of July '98, reflecting the fact that more expensive homes generally take longer to sell.
The market for upper-end homes in Rosedale took a beating in the early '90s, but appears to be bouncing back. The average price of a detached home in the area was $1,278,929 - an impressive 33% increase from the same period last year, with several sales in the over $3,000,000 category. Although the average time-on-market was 70 days, well above the city-wide average of 42, this reflects the exclusivity of the area and the small pool of potential buyers that can afford to purchase there.
Summer Contest Winner
Thank you to all that entered the word search contest!! The correct answer was SPRING.
Anne Marie Vanier was the lucky winner, and was (hopefully) thrilled to go to lunch with me! We went to a groovy little neighbourhood restaurant in the Annex called "Grapefruit Moon".
It is such a small world! The restaurant is co-owned by an old camp friend of mine. It also turned out that Anne Marie was on the same hockey team with her. Amazing
Are you on e-mail? Do I have your address? If you e-mail me your current address with "Christmas CD Contest" in the subject line, you will be entered into a fun little contest.
My address has changed! Please take note to send all your messages to:
You will be entered in a draw on Nov. 10th, and 3 people will receive a Christmas CD!
John Ryan - Regeneration Tour
WHISTLER, BC - As of the writing of this newsletter the John Ryan Regeneration Tour has raised more than $1,000,000.
You may remember that John Ryan is a Realtor in Whistler. Ryan has used a wheelchair since a 1994 car accident. What a Canadian Hero!!
He unselfishly put his flourishing career on hold to cross Canada in a modified wheel chair sport bike. The bike was powered only by upper body strength, with the ultimate goal of raising $5 million dollars in the continuing battle to conquer the fractured lives impacted by spinal cord injuries.
He finished his trek in September, but raising money continues.
To support contact:
www.regeneration tour.org - link dead