Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Karen Engel

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Position at MEQ: Executive Assistant Grew up in: Red Deer Education/certifications: Bachelor of Management – International Relations Causes I support: Humane Society, Calgary Reads, Calgary Foodbank Favourite foods: Spaghetti, Chocolate Ice Cream Hobbies: Travel, photography, fi...

Surrey, BC: City of Parks

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The City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks. There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance. This means tha...

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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When I moved to Alberta few years ago, I didn't expect to have much trouble adapting to my new home. Having grown up in India, I knew there would be considerable differences, but I was confidant that with the a common language and some similarities in culture I would be able to adapt and one day ...

Apartment Roommates: An Integral Part of Student Life

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The word roommate is a familiar term for students and young working professionals. For some this might send shivers down their spines having had some bad experiences and for some this might possibly be the best time of their lives. No matter what kind of experience you might have had, it always ...

Time to be thankful: A Christmas Story

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I am thankful that my mother is visiting my family for the first time to Canada and last week she decided she wanted to go to church. I must confess I haven’t been to church in ages so it was kind of hard for me to swallow. At first I made arrangements for a family friend to come pick her up and t...

5 Fabulous Eateries in Central Edmonton

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Everyone has days where they get home from work and just don't want to cook. Thankfully, if you're living with us at Mainstreet, our buildings are considered to be in prime locations for a multitude of reasons, including a large number of excellent restaurants located near our buildings. Tres Car...

Mainstreet: Working to end homelessness in Calgary

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Having worked for The Mustard Seed for a year I do understand and appreciate the essential services they provide within our city. I’m glad that Mainstreet, as a landlord, works with all of the various organizations that exist to assist our neighbours in their times of need, in the many different c...

Apartment Balcony Gardening Ideas

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On visits to our buildings I am frequently frustrated, surprised and disappointed that so many balconies are being used for storage, collection of unwanted things, and even garbage disposal. I come from a country where people take great pride decorating even the smallest balconies with plants, pa...

Essential qualities of a leader

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The following are some qualities a good leader should have: Be a Role Model Set yourself as an example in front of other people. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Show respect and concern for your team members, always inspire them to push their boundaries. Act like the leader you think you can be....

Healthy body, healthy mind.

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I spent the last 8 months changing my attitude towards my life and my body. I lost 50 pounds and managed to gain 20 pounds of lean muscle. With the mental demands of being a Regional Property Manager at Mainstreet Equity Corp., I never could have imagined the type of benefits having a healthy body w...