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Chatham-Kent Happenings




Chatham-Kent can now officially go on record as " the little municipality that could" A packed city Council chamber erupted June 22/10 as news came via webcast that Chatham-Kent had won the new Boardwalk, the most prestigious spot on Monopoly Canada Edition game. The new version of the popular game was released on June 28/10 in both English and French just in time for Canada day. It retails for $39.95.

This is just another example of the loyal community that exists in Chatham-Kent. Real Estate is affordable and it is a great place to raise a family, retire or maybe downsize from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Great Schools, Churches and friendly neighbourhoods are a signature of Chatham-Kent .People in Chatham are welcoming and friendly.

Chatham-Kent Developments:

Two developers, Victor Boutin of Everlastgroup.com out of Brampton and Chatham business Entrepeneur, Dan Warrener  purchased properties in and around the downtown core with future development in their plans. Boutin believes that Chatham is destined for great things in the future and wants to be a part of that.  His 50 million dollar Condo Development , 'Boardwalk On The Thames' in Historic Downtown Chatham is currently under construction and his plans for a high rise apartment building on the former YMCA property on the Thames River close to Downtown are evidence of his belief. Both properties will appeal to people of all ages particularly those who appreciate convenience.This  is a giant step in the move toward downtown revitalization. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. for more information on these and other choice properties in Chatham-Kent.

Warrener renovated the former Bank of Nova Scotia building on the corner of Kings St. and Fifth. The bottom 2 floors are commercial space and the third floor is a luxury Condo.He also formerly owned the Armory Building in Tecumseh Park and renovated that building to house several offices as well as serving as an Event and Banquet hall with it's own Catering Service.


Local residents have long appreciated the benefits of the community. It's close proximity to Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair with the Thames River running through the centre of town makes it a perfect choice for boaters, fishermen  and days at the beach with the family in the summer. There are several area Resort Locations within Chatham-Kent.The mild Southwestern climate is a golfers paradise with 9 golf courses in the area. Chatham-Kent also has a large farming community. Fresh fruits and vegetables abound in season at the many roadside stands.In Spring, the Birdwatchers converge on Rondeau Provincial Park for the Annual Spring Migration . The are all hoping to catch a glimse of some of the rare species that have been known to stop at the area., Hunters come from far and wide during Hunting Season as Chatham-Kent is a popular destination.  snowmobilers on the Thames Rvier Chatham In the winter, ice fisherman and snowmobilers can be seen enjoying theIce Fisherman on the Thames Rvier cold weather at Mitchells Bay and several location on the Thames River

" It is All Here All Year"


The long wait is over for the new multi-million dollar Chatham-Kent YMCA which began in April of 2011  and was finished in July of that year. It is a real asset to the community. The new facility replaced the 50 year plus facility on King St. in downtown Chatham. The new facility is 44,000 sq. feet and features 2 pools- a lane pool and a leisure pool- gymnasium, change rooms, mutil-purpose/meet room, fitness centre, cardio centre and aerobics studio. The building has 5 change rooms with an on- deck sauna and steam room, walking track and even a child minding centre. Kim Bentley-MacDonald general manager of the new facility said the new YMCA  generated a great deal of interest in the Chatham-Kent community.The mandate of the new YMCA is to serve its membership but the facility will be available for rental as well.


New Healthplex at Thames Campus of St. Clair College:

The Grand Opening was held for the $11.5 Million Healthplex on the grounds of the St. Clair College Campus  here in Chatham on Sept 2011.The new facility is expected to attract students not only from Kent County but from around the world.The federal government contributed $7.8 billion while the muicipality contribued $1.2 million. Mayor Randy Hope said he was proud of the involvement of the Municipality and believes the new facililty is just another way to prepare students for the competitive Global market facing graduates today. In conjunction with new residences and a new trade and technical centre, College President Dr. John Strass said Thames Campus is right on schedule with its vision of the future of the colege.

The Healthplex will include a  premium Gym,said to be a showcase facility, will be a welcome addition to Chatham, making it possible for our community to host more high school tournaments and sports events as well as some varsity college games. The facility has even been wired to make it possible to broadcast the events over TV and Webcasts.The mandate of the Heathplex is to serve the students of Thames Campus first and foremost but the facility is open to rentals from outside the community.It is also sure to be a popular destination for local elite programs in Volleyball as Basketball.

New Chatham-Kent Municipal Website Designed to Attract Newcomers

The Municipality in partnership with the Cultural Coalition of Chatham-Kent have unveiled Chatham-Kent's 'Welcome Newcomers Site. It can be located at www.chatham-kent.ca/newcomers and provides access to community and settlement information. It has 120 pages of Local and Educational resources, Housing and employment info as well as health and financial support.

This is another example of Chatham-Kent's pride in their community and their Committment and generosity toward  newcomers.Visit or relocate. It is all here all year!

These Happening in Chatham-Kent are yet more examples of why people are relocating to this wonderful community. The Lifestyle is Affordable but no need to sacrifice Family Activities, Interests or Arts and Entertainment. Great location to raise a family, start a Business, Live, Work, Retire, Downsize to or Visit. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs and visit my Chatham-Kent website for events happening and choice properties for sale in this affordable location.



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