The pieces of the puzzle are coming together for Canada Lands' next master-planned community on the Vedder River in Chilliwack.
But what the 50-acre neighbourhood really needs is a name.
The property is one of the last remaining remnants of the former Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack and will one day be home to between 350 and 500 families.
Unlike Garrison Crossing, which was once a neighbourhood home to military families, this property has no history that elicits an obvious name.
During the operation of CFB Chilliwack, the southeast corner was used for munitions storage. The rest of the property was used for combat-training exercises. Not very compelling themes for a redevelopment name.
For that reason, Canada Lands is inviting the public to participate in a contest to help come up with a name for the community. And if bragging rights weren't enough, first prize is a $600 32-gigabyte iPad and all entries will be included in a draw for a $100 gift certificate for Garrison Bistro in Garrison Village.
The property lies between Canada Education Park to the east, Peach Road to the west and the Vedder River to the south. To the north, Carter Road provides direct access to Keith Wilson Road.
The site has access to the river, there are mountain views and a large stand of trees. Canada Lands also intends the development to be its "greenest" to date when it comes to development practices and energy efficiency.
Anyone can enter the contest but each entrant is limited to one entry. Please email your entry to email@example.com with the subject line "Name that Neighbourhood" and be sure to like Chilliwack Times and Garrison Crossing BC on Facebook. A judging panel will pick one winning entry. If there are more than one entry with the same name as the one selected, a random draw will be done. And if Canada Lands picks another name altogether, there will also be a random draw to determine the winner of the iPad and the Garrison Bistro gift certificate.
Entries can also be dropped off at the Chilliwack Times (45951 Trethewey Ave.) or at the office of Canada Lands Company, 24 Normandy Drive, Chilliwack V2R-5X3. Entries must be received no later than midnight (PST) on Dec. 7, and a winner will be chosen Dec. 14.
Each entry must include your full name(s), address, daytime telephone number and email address. Full contest details are available via email.
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