Getting into the holiday spirit at Portrait Homes’ Silver Ridge

On Dec. 16, the homeowners at Portrait Homes' Silver Ridge community will demonstrate their Christmas spirit with a decorating contest.

On Monday Dec. 16, the homeowners at Portrait Homes’ Silver Ridge community will demonstrate their Christmas spirit with a decorating contest.

“This is our fourth annual display contest,” says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait Homes. “We started the event to encourage homeowners to get into the Christmas spirit.”

Silver Ridge is located in Maple Ridge, and among the judges will be Mayor Ernie Daykin. He will be joined by members of the Portrait Homes management team, and prizes from local merchants, including Chameleon Cafe, Golden Ears Cheeseworks and the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, will be handed out to the first, second and third prize winners.

“What triggered us to start this event was the effort some of our homeowners went through in decorating their homes and we thought, wouldn’t it be great to get more people into the Christmas spirit?” asks Grimm.

Homeowners are encouraged to use lights and other decor items to make a festive display. Decorating has already started, and anticipation is building as the 16th nears.

Silver Ridge is a 105-acre master-planned community. The latest phase is Hampstead, a collection of four- and five-bedroom single-family homes.

Portrait Homes has been the recipient of many awards for Silver Ridge, including 27 Gold Georgies. Among the awards is Best Residential Development in B.C. and Best Residential Community in Canada. Portrait itself has been the winner of the Customer Choice Awards for 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and Best Single Family Home Builder in British Columbia for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

For more information about Hampstead at Silver Ridge, visit www.portraithomes.ca/communities/hampstead or call 604-466-9278.