Monthly Archives: July 2016

Summer Family Fun


Summer is my all-time favourite season, flowers are in bloom, people are out walking around, and it’s beach season! I wanted to share some of my favourite places to bring my family during the summer.


Magic mountain – Always a hit with the young, and young at heart! Magic Mountain is an outdoor waterpark that now has amusement rides, an arcade, and 36 holes of mini golf. Whether you want to take a leisurely tube ride around the lazy river, a swim in the huge wave pool, or a ride on one of the many water slides, magic mountain has something for everyone.


Magnetic Hill Zoo – Located just across the street from Magic Mountain, the Magnetic Hill Zoo has over 400 animals spread over 40 acres, making it the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada.

They offer daily feeding shows, pony rides, canteen, and one of the largest outdoor playgrounds I’ve ever seen!


Parlee Beach Provincial Park – This beautiful beach is located in Shediac, NB, just a 20 minute drive from Moncton, and well worth the trip! It boast the warmest salt water in Canada, has a great restaurant on-site, beach volleyball courts, and daily activities for the kids.

If you happen to be heading to the beach on a Sunday, don’t forget to stop at the Shediac Park Market, located right in the center of town.


Hopewell Rocks – Home to the highest rising tides, Hopewell Rocks is a must see! I recommend planning to spend an entire day here so you can experience some of the highest tides in the world, then a short 6 hours later walk on the ocean floor, 52 feet below!

I hope that everyone gets a chance to get out on this beautiful long weekend! Just a reminder that the provincial parks in the area will have free admission on Monday August 1st, to celebrate New Brunswick Day.



Hand in Hand Lottery Wrap-Up!

martell-109With ticket sales having recently closed, time is drawing near to finding out the winners of our annual Hand in Hand Lottery. With a host of prizes available including trips, cars, and cash, la pièce de resistance this year is the gorgeous home we’ve built in the Royal Oaks neighbourhood here in Moncton.

The grand prize drawing will be July 20th, 2016 with the winner either choosing our gorgeous Royal Oaks home, or $750,000 in cash! Either way, someone’s life is going to be changed by this draw, and many lives are going to be changed by the proceeds of the lottery that will provide our city’s hospitals with the funding needed to keep our residents healthy.

lottery house diningThe Martell Dream Home located at 73 Oakcroft Crescent in Moncton NB is 3600 square feet of luxury. This is the largest Dream Home we’ve constructed, nestled on a magnificent golf course. The neighbourhood has amazing water features, and gorgeous walking trails. Add in the expertise of Josée from Azure Design using furnishings from Lounsburys and you’ve got a place to instantly call home.
The grand prize of course also has a choice. Our winner could choose the amazing home package, worth over $900,000. But they also have the option of taking $750,000 in cash. If our winner chooses the cash, you may still have a chance to own this gorgeous dream home. We really don’t want this spectacular place sitting empty, so if it’s not chosen as the grand prize, it will be on the market.

Keep your eye out July 20th to see if you’ve won. If not, you may still have a chance to own an unbelievable home in a fantastic neighbourhood.

Good luck, everyone!