Current progress and next steps:
Construction is underway and foundation excavation is the focus. All work presently underground and shoring, lagging and concrete re-enforcement will continue for the main building.
Today, Wellings Leasing and Community Manager, Phil Rankin, and Alex Lyons, NLG Construction Manager along with Mayor Tony Fraser and Deputy Mayor Al Armstrong welcomed our first residents to Winchester. It was exciting to see the first members cut the ribbon to their Villa and walk through the door with a smile. More members will be moving into the Community in the coming weeks, as their Villas are completed. Our official Grand Opening will take place once the Clubhouse is completed.
The Leasing Centre and Model suites are now close to being open. With a milestone in Covid Vaccination around the corner, we are now able to start furnishing.
Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
We are excited to see the activity at the new 55 plus wing of Harbour Hill ; The Apartments. New residents are moving in and we are still abiding by all safety protocols, while introducing our new family members to the community.
The weather is getting better all the time, and we are looking forward to the day we are able to resume visits to vineyards, beaches and local farmers markets.
In the meantime we keep our spirits up by taking in nature’s bounty of colour and scents.
Spring has been busy at the Wellings of Picton. Member vegetable gardens are well under way and this warmer weather has been welcomed by the community.
Our 8000 square foot Atrium is large enough for us to remain physically distanced and socially connected. Jessica has been creative the games and entertainment taking place within the community.
The Community continues to grow, moving new members into Wellings safely on a weekly basis.
In the Kitchens, Chef Dave is planning to begin outdoor dining, and our members are very much looking forward to dining together once again. The new pizza menu is out and Wellies are taking advantage of “ordering pizza” and having it delivered piping hot to their door.
On the Horizon:
June will bring a drive through car wash and BBQ to raise more funds for our new hospital coming to Picton.
Watch as the Wellings team utilizing social distancing and zoom technology celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Wellings of Calgary. We were joined by guests from around the world.
The ceremony MC and welcoming was delivered by Peter Gregor, Nautical Lands Group, and included speeches by Kirk Hoppner, CEO Nautical Lands Group, Hon. Demetrios Nicolaides, MLA Video (Tentative), Councillor Ward Sutherland – Ward 1 Councillor, City of Calgary,Councillor Jeff Davison – Ward 6 Councillor, City of Calgary. Formal sod turning performed by Josue Machado, Laurin Group.
Watch as the Wellings team utilizing social distancing and zoom technology celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Wellings of Whitby. We were joined by guests from around the world.
The welcoming was delivered by Peter Gregor, Nautical Lands Group, and included speeches by Kirk Hoppner, CEO Nautical Lands Group, Mayor Don Mitchell, Mayor Town of Whitby, Councillor Stephen Lee, Ward 1 Councillor Town of Whitby and Tom Falls, Triovest EVP, Commercial Central & East & Retail.
Ottawa — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Nautical Lands Group (nlgc.com), a national developer of 55 plus communities and real estate investment firm appoints Michael Runia as Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
Kirk Hoppner, Founder and Chair, Kevin Pidgeon, President and COO, are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Runia as Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
Nautical Lands is a national real estate development company focused on 55+ living and operating under the ‘Wellings’ brand. The Company owns and operates multiple communities across Canada and is implementing an aggressive growth strategy. Michael’s responsibilities include capital raising, overall banking relationships and oversight of the Nautical Lands asset management and investment activities.
Michael recently retired as a Vice Chair with Deloitte Canada. His Deloitte leadership roles included serving as Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Private Company and Mid-Market business; as Managing Partner, for Deloitte’s Ontario business, and as leader for Deloitte’s Latin America Mid-Market business. Michael served on Deloitte’s Executive Committee and on several Global and National leadership teams. Mike has broad client experience serving both public, private, Canadian, U.S. and multi-national clients. He has significant experience in providing business advisory services related to M&A, IPOs and private financings; board governance; analytics; and various financial reporting frameworks.
Michael is a Director, and Chair of the Audit Committee for Avenue 31, a national land development company focused on the ICI space.
Michael is also currently the Chair of Board of Directors of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and serves on the Campaign Committee for the $2.5 Billion New Ottawa Civic Hospital. In addition, Mike serves on the University of Ottawa’s Advisory Board of the Telfer School of Management and was a founding director of the City of Ottawa`s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.