Earth Hour is a Global Environmental Movement organized by the World Wildlife Foundation. The Lights Off Event was famously started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Last year alone, there were over 7,000 cities around the world that participated in the Lights Off Event.
Highland Moving offices' in both Edmonton and Calgary will be supporting Earth Hour 2015 by turning off all of our non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30pm on March 28th, 2015. By turning off our lights, we are able to assist with climate change that is currently impacting all of us. We invite all households and companies to join us this week in participating as every little step counts.
For more information on Earth Hour or to see what you can do at home or work to support the movement please visit the Earth Hour website by clicking here.
If you’re considering moving this upcoming year and you are currently looking at various moving companies on the market, it is also important to consider if you will be purchasing moving insurance. While it might be tempting to save some money by opting out of the insurance policy options moving companies offer, the price you pay for doing so might end up being higher then what you had originally budgeted for.
Just like when you book a family summer vacation, insurance for your upcoming move is an optional extra. If you do not like the risk of potentially getting injured while on holidays then why would you risk your most treasured possessions while they are being transferred from one location to another?
Many professional moving companies state that insurance is included in their moving packages however this is typically limited liability coverage which has limitations. For example, if an item were to get damaged during the relocation process, typically there is a limit to how much you can claim per item under limited liability coverage. It is always best to double check to see how much is actually covered by the moving company you choose to book with.
Highland Moving is happy to offer our customers Replacement Value Protection, which is commonly offered by moving companies at a small additional cost depending on how large the move is. This type of moving insurance extends the liability to provide additional protection for your goods. Make sure you fully understand what insurance you have agreed upon on your moving proposal including any limitations. If you are unsure please let your relocation coordinator know and they will be happy to assist you.
Remember, moving insurance not only offers you peace of mind but also prepares you should the unexpected occur during the moving day. If you would like more information about the moving insurance options we offer, please give us a call directly and a Highland Moving team member will be happy to assist you.
Highland Moving is starting the new year with a fresh start! Our office in Edmonton has recently moved to our new location.
Our new office address is:
14490 - 157 Avenue
We look forward to assisting you with all your relocation needs in 2015!
A couple weeks ago we shared with you our favourite winter activities to check out in Calgary after you’re all settled into your new home. Now we are heading up North to the capital of Alberta to share with you some of our favourite winter activities to explore in Edmonton after your move. If you still have an abundance of cartons to unpack and have no motivation to start the task then why not give us a call? We have variety of unpacking services available for you to make your settling into Edmonton a little easier. We hope you get to enjoy some of these wonderful experiences around the city.
1. Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislation Building – Every year in the month of December, the Alberta legislation buildings are lit up with colorful lights and visitors can enjoy hot chocolate and choir performances for free.
2. Snow Valley Edmonton – If you’re a fan of skiing but do not want to drive to the mountains why not drop by Edmonton’s Snow Valley for an afternoon of outdoor adventures. Tucked beside Whitemud Park and Mill Creek Ravine, it is like an in-city winter resort with hills for skiing or tobogganing and trails to snowshoe on.
3. Ice on Whyte Carving Festival – From January 23rd to February 1st, 2015 take the opportunity to come explore Whyte Avenue as it gets magically transformed into a giant slide along with the Atco Gas International Ice Carving Competition. This is a great event to bring the whole family down for. Who knows maybe you'll even get the opportunity to try your own ice carving skills?
4. Edmonton Resilience Festival – A new festival is coming to town in early February of 2015. The Edmonton Resilience Festival is a two day festival that aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and inspire participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future for Edmontonians. There will be movie screenings, social events along with guided conversation cafes.
5. Candy Cane Lane – From December 12 to January 4, 2015 grab a hot chocolate and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane. It’s a ten block stretch of impressive residential displays of colorful Christmas lights and holiday decorations. The cost is free to attend however the Edmonton Food Bank will be on hand accepting donations.
6. Christmas Reflections – Celebrate winter the way Edmontonians did a century ago. Step back in time to a Christmas past by heading to Fort Edmonton Park between Dec. 12 – January 3rd, 2015. Bundle up the family and enjoy a warm cup of cider while sampling baking from the wood stove and completing your shopping from their heritage stores.
We all know moving can be a quite stressful time in one's life, especially when its in the midst of an unexpected winter snowfall. But don't worry if you have your upcoming winter move booked with us we will ensure your items are in good hands. The great news is after you're all settled in why not go out and explore Calgary and the surrounding areas? Winter is the perfect season to explore Calgary as there are plenty of things going on. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite winter activities we recommend experiencing after you have moved in.
1.Skating at Olympic Plaza - Located at 228, 8 Avenue SE, Olympic Plaza was originally built for medal presentations during the 1988 Winter Olympics. During the winter months, Olympic Plaza is a great place to bring the family for skating and hot chocolate. The rink is open daily from 10:00am - 9:00pm and is right in the heart of Calgary's downtown.
2. Calgary Zoo Lights - An annual event that brings people of all ages together to enjoy a display of over 1.5 million twinkling lights while sipping hot chocolate by the fire pits in the evening. Zoo lights are open every day from 6:00 - 9:00pm from November 21, 2014 until January 3, 2015.
3. Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival 2015 - Another incredible event you do not want to miss out on. Teams of professional ice carvers from around the world come to Lake Louise to compete in the ice carving competition at the magical Fairmont Chateau. The competition this year will be in January from the 15th to the 18th and the theme is Wonders of the World.
4. Mt. Norquay Snow Tubes - If you're not a fan of skiing or snowboarding why not go snow tubing down a mountain? Located only a few minutes outside of Banff, Alberta it is a unique Rocky Mountain experience that allows you to go down a section of the mountain on a tube at fast speeds.
5. The Nutcracker by the Alberta Ballet - Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? Why not attend Alberta Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. The show will transfer you back to 19th century Russia and catch the dance of the sugarplum fairy. Tickets are available for shows in Calgary from December 18 - 24, 2014.
6. Dog Sledding in the Canadian Rockies - Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of dog sledding? The good news is you do not need to book a trip to Alaska to experience the thrill. Every winter season just outside of the city, in Canmore specialty companies let you dog sled through the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. A perfect afternoon winter activity for you and your family.
Stay tuned for our next blog post as we explore the Top Winter Activities in Edmonton.