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Mark About Town: September 2014 Archives

Heritage Point makes its "Mark" on Edmonton

Congratulations to all the fine people of Heritage Point, Edmonton's most southwest community and the latest stop on our Mark About Town journey into our city's growing neighbourhoods. This was our most tasty remote so far, thanks to free gourmet scones and cinnamon buns from Cobs Bread Rutherford, coffee from Second Cup and -- believe it or not -- massages from Rutherford Physical Therapy. But it wasn't just about good food and relaxing times under our new red CBC tent on September 24. We were mostly there to mark the grand opening of Canada's biggest ever Habitat for Humanity build -- the 64-unit Neufeld Landing. The first 16 families got their keys today, and we heard about the journey Habitat took to get here. We also met the man who the project was named after -- Don Neufeld, who has logged a staggering 15,500 volunteer hours! Along the way, our parenting columnist and Heritage Point resident Kim Knull gave us suburban child-rearing tips; a physical therapist gave us tips on good desk-sitting tips; and we visited Monsignor Fee Otterson School, one of Edmonton's most high-tech learning facilities.

Check out photos and all the audio below: