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Magical family vacations at Shuswap paradise: 30 minute FREE Webinar about Hummingbird Beach Resort

Magical family vacations at Shuswap paradise: 30 minute FREE Webinar about Hummingbird Beach Resort

Imagine long lazy days on a beautiful white sandy, southwest facing beach, swimming in a warm crystal clear lake, breathtaking views, and unlimited outdoor recreation at your doorstep year round. Join Steele Jordan for a Beacon webinar on Hummingbird Beach Resort Thursday 8 pm MST. Continue Reading

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Beautiful Hummingbird Resort offers affordable family vacation property in the heart of the Shushwaps

Beautiful Hummingbird Resort offers affordable family vacation property in the heart of the Shushwaps

By Beacon staff

The Shuswaps have long been a vacation playground for Calgarians.  Warm summer days down by the beach, nights gathered around the campfire roasting marshmallows, and all the swimming and watersports the kids can handle. Mara Lake, and Hummingbird Resort in particular, is the stuff family legends are made of. Continue Reading

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Off-road vehicles: Are you properly and adequately insured?

Off-road vehicles: Are you properly and adequately insured?

David Waldron of Braeside Insurance

You’ve bought Junior an ATV or dirt bike for riding at the lake on weekends or maybe for fishing with your buddies.  Do you need insurance? Continue Reading

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Don’t believe the TV ads folks, independent insurance brokers still the way to go

Don’t believe the TV ads folks, independent insurance brokers still the way to go

David Waldron of Braeside Insurance

You can’t watch television these days without seeing an advertisement to buy insurance direct from the provider.  Bypass insurance brokers, the ads say, and you’ll get a better price.  But will you?  And maybe even more importantly, will you get better coverage or better service when it comes time to file a claim? Continue Reading

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Make sure your RV is properly insured: Questions to ask your broker

Make sure your RV is properly insured: Questions to ask your broker

David Waldron of Braeside Insurance

Summer is around the corner and that means many Calgarians will be dusting off the RV and hitting the road. Now is a good time to ask, Is my RV properly insured? David Waldron explains some of the issues that are unique to RV insurance and suggests questions you ask yourself about your RV. Continue Reading

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So, they’re going to the big house

So, they’re going to the big house

The transition from home based learning to school based learning

Lani Donaldson, Beacon Literacy

Okay, so perhaps “the big house” is not the best of descriptions for a little one’s entrance into the world of formal education, but trust me, by the time they are in high school you will have heard them refer to it as such.  The transition from home based learning to school based learning can be as scary or as rewarding as you, “the parental unit”, make it.  If they are heading off to kindergarten or grade one in September and they have not been in a formal school setting prior to day 1 (day care, play school, etc.) then now is the time to begin giving them the “keys to the kingdom” of learning. Continue Reading

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Could an accident cost you everything?

Could an accident cost you everything?

David Waldron of Braeside Insurance

You have raised your kids to be self-sufficient and responsible.  You’ve given them the tools they need to succeed and now the time has come for them to go out on their own.  Regardless of their age when they leave home, do your young adults know the importance of a tenant’s policy? Do you?

David Waldron of Braeside Insurance explains that, even though your child may have moved away from home, if they can still be considered a dependant, you can be held financially liable for their actions.  This includes children who are away at university in another province. Should your child be involved in injuring someone or in damaging property, your insurance policy can be targeted.  Continue Reading

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Beacon Webinar: “Parent Teacher Interviews 101″ with Lani Donaldson of Beacon Literacy

Beacon Webinar: “Parent Teacher Interviews 101″ with Lani Donaldson of Beacon Literacy

Many parents are devastated when they discover that their child is struggling in school. Reading, the most essential component to learning, is often the stumbling block for many struggling students. After exhausting all of the in-school resources and expertise, parents often are at a loss for what to do or where to go for assistance. Continue Reading

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Beacon Webinar: “Parent Teacher Interviews 101″ with Lani Donaldson of Beacon Literacy

Beacon Webinar: “Parent Teacher Interviews 101″ with Lani Donaldson of Beacon Literacy

Many parents are devastated when they discover that their child is struggling in school. Reading, the most essential component to learning, is often the stumbling block for many struggling students. After exhausting all of the in-school resources and expertise, parents often are at a loss for what to do or where to go for assistance. Continue Reading

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How to choose your wedding photographer – join us for a Calgary Beacon Sales Webinar

How to choose your wedding photographer – join us for a Calgary Beacon Sales Webinar

Wedding season will soon be upon us and across Calgary anxious brides are checking their to do lists. Groom, check. Dress, check. Church, check. Flowers, check.  Photographer…oh, oh. Continue Reading

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