The Community of Harmony in Springbank Alberta Announced as BILD Calgary Region's 2016 Community of the Year

CALGARY, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - What an exciting weekend at the 2016 edition of the BILD Calgary Region SAM awards for the developers of the community of Harmony in Rocky View County. The development team, consisting of Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments, collected five SAM awards from eight finalist nominations.

Notably, Harmony was voted 'New Community of the Year' and 'Community of the Year, Calgary Region'.

Harmony also received recognition for 'Best Direct Mail Piece', 'Best Sales and Information Centre - detached' for its impressive Discovery Centre, and the coveted 'Best Marketing Campaign of the Year' award for Harmony's integrated marketing & communications strategy.

Recognizing fellow nominees and committee members of this year's SAM Awards, Claudio Palumbo, Qualico Communities' Vice President of Community Development - Southern Alberta, said it was evident that our industry is alive and well. "At Qualico, we are truly honoured to be nominated for 16 categories and to win six, which showcases the breadth and depth of our organization," said Palumbo. "As for the Harmony project, we achieved this milestone through the commitment of our partners including our builders, contractors, consultants, lenders and Rocky View County, and are humbled that our industry has bestowed our project with five SAM Awards including Community of the Year - Calgary Region, and New Community of the Year. This project exemplifies the key elements that make a great community: location, product, and amenities, all of which are second to none. We look forward to the future with Harmony."

"Working with Harmony's team has been one of the most fulfilling parts of my career," said Birol Fisekci, President and CEO of Bordeaux Developments. "Planning Harmony incorporated ideas from some of our industry's most accomplished visionaries, a broad spectrum of thought-leaders from different professional fields, our partners at Rocky View County, and the general public.  The result is a community that genuinely cares about the families who will live in, work in, or simply visit Harmony. We are grateful for the endorsement from our recent SAM awards."

Harmony is Springbank's first lake community, includes a complete Village Centre and the highly anticipated Mickelson National Golf Club all in a prairie foothills setting with gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Harmony brings together the best of urban and country experiences to create a remarkable place that is neither a suburb nor city-centre. It is its own complete community spanning 1750 acres in Rocky View County, just west of Calgary's city limit.

"Harmony offers a rare value proposition that is unmatched in the market today," said Ryan Hall, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Bordeaux Developments. "This is a special day for Harmony, and it's really a testament to the collection of very talented people that we have been able to assemble to share this long-term vision. The recognition that comes from our colleagues carries special meaning- and I am so thrilled for our team, which includes the agencies and suppliers that brought their passion and expertise to the Discovery Centre of Harmony and its captivating marketing program."

Celebrating creativity, sophistication, and sales acumen in the Calgary region building industry. This year's SAM Awards ceremony, held Saturday, April 8 at the Telus Convention Centre, saw over 1,300 industry innovators, peers, partners, and municipal and provincial government representatives come together to honour industry excellence. An impressive 800 entries in 60 award categories covered all aspects of the building industry.

About Qualico Communities
Qualico started in 1950 as a small home building operation in Winnipeg's River Heights district. Today, Qualico is one of the largest fully integrated, privately owned real estate companies in Western Canada, with home building and development operations in cities including Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Vancouver and Austin, Texas.

About Bordeaux Developments
Bordeaux Developments Corporation (BDC) is a Calgary-based boutique land developer that manages and partners in land development and housing projects and joint ventures. Bordeaux Properties Inc. owns BDC and 50% of Calgary home builder, Baywest Homes.

SOURCE Harmony Developments

For further information: please contact: Meghan Donaldson, Communications and Community Relations, Bordeaux Developments, E:, P: 403.988.6135; Garett Wohlberg, Director - Planning & Communications, Qualico Communities, P: 403.604.0188, E:

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