Archive for February 2010

EnerQuality winner!


We mentioned a while ago that Mason Homes was nominated for several EnerQuality awards. Now we’re happy to announce that we won several! Mason Homes won awards for Green Builder of the Year, EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR Builder of the Year, and Best Green Sales Team. Thank you again to our home buyers, partners, suppliers and staff. We couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to moving onward with our green building efforts!

Fun in Barrie! Winterfest and Festival of Ice


Winterfest snow castle. Image via

This weekend, Feb 6-7, the wonderful winter carnival Winterfest and Festival of Ice is on in Barrie. This great event is supported by community-minded businesses, and Mason Homes is thrilled to be a sponsor. We’re always happy to support community events that bring families and neighbours together. Winterfest is especially great:  an injection of pure fun and adventure in the middle of the winter. From horse-drawn wagon or dogsled rides to a mini-tube run, lumberjack shows, and a giant snow slide, Winterfest has something for everyone. If you live near Barrie and plan to check out Winterfest, come visit us while you’re there! 

Happy Groundhog Day!


It’s a big day for a little guy… that’s right, it’s Groundhog Day! Today, our most famous groundhog, Wiarton Willie, saw his shadow in Wiarton, Ontario and retreated to his warm burrow, supposedly promising another 6 weeks of bitter winter. Spanish Joe, who lives in Spanish, Ontario, predicted the same thing.

Wiarton Willie statue in Wiarton, Ontario

Did you celebrate Groundhog Day today? Do you believe in weather prediction? And what do you do to keep warm during the winter?

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