The following in an excerpt from an Edmonton Journal Homes feature published on May 15, 2020:
She wasn’t sure she wanted to build again.
But that changed when Deana Popowich unexpectedly fell in love with a tract of land in Sturgeon Valley.
“My husband was talking, possibly, about building another house,” said Popowich, noting she wasn’t certain she was ready to go through the process again. “I remembered it being a lot of work.”
At the time, the couple were dropping off their teenage son at the Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club course for a golf program he was enrolled in. Coincidentally, the golf club is right next door to what was then a brand new subdivision from Beaverbrook Communities: the Club & Residences of River’s Gate.
As the couple had heard about the area, they took the opportunity to check it out. Then, once they entered River’s Gate, Popowich’s hesitation about building again slowly disappeared. With the Sturgeon River as a backdrop, and accented by two large oval shaped stormwater retention ponds and a central park space, Popowich was inspired by what she saw.
“It definitely made me start to consider it (building),” she said, and she soon had a specific lot in mind. That lot was owned by Heredity Homes, one of four builders in River’s Gate, and was ultimately made available to them even though they had not determined with whom they would build — buyers in River’s Gate can either build with any of its group of builders or purchase a lot and bring in their own builder. Ironically, when they were ready to build they ended up going full circle and chose to go with Heredity.