Soyez des nôtres! Flying Canoë Volant, un événement à ne pas manquer. Venez vivre la magie de l'hiver dans une ambiance chaleureuse et animée dans le coeur de Bonnie Doon. Emmitouflez-vous dans vos manteaux chauds et venez vivre en famille l'aventure de la légende chasse-galerie.
Join us at flying Canoë Volant! Experience the magic of winter in a warm and lively atmosphere in the heart of Bonnie Doon. Bundle up, in your warm coats and come out with the whole family and discover the legend of la chasse-galerie ( The Flying Canoe).

Volunteer with us! 

Come be a part of a growing community event, be outdoors in the winter at night and meet dynamic and interesting people!  Speaking French is an asset, however it is not a requirement... an opportunity to brush up on your French! (more details below)

Email Kristi Hansen : flyingcanoe@lacitefranco.ca

Soyez bénévole!

Venez participer à un événement communautaire en pleine croissance, amusez-vous au grand air,  en soirée, en plein coeur de l'hiver et rencontrez des gens dynamiques et intéressants! (autres détails ci-bas) 

Communiquez avec Kristi Hansen: flyingcanoe@lacitefranco.ca

Learn How You Can Rent Apartments In Edmonton With Bad Credit Score

Did you know that your credit score can lock you out of renting apartments in Edmonton? Sadly, this is true but there is a way out of this allowing you to rent an apartment. Even when you have a high salary and a great rental history, landlords can still deny your rental application as a result of your poor credit score. The credit score may be due to a small issue for example having missed out on paying your credit card remittance within a certain period for example a month. Maybe you had been laid off from work after the company went under but luckily you found a new job afterwards. Now that you have this spot on your credit record, your score is blemished.

Here are tips to help you rent apartments in Edmonton with poor credit score.

  1. Have someone vouch for your financial credibility
Having a family member, friend, past landlord or a financial institution that you have a good standing with vouch for your financial credibility is one way of having your rental application approved even with a bad credit score. Majority of landlords will likely deny you an approval if they find out that you have rent arrears with your past landlord(s) so to prevent this, you need to have a good standing. Even when it comes to utility companies, you need to have your bills cleared early. Do not have unpaid dues as this will lead to your application being revoked. Once you have paid off any outstanding debts, you need to seek a letter to prove that you are of sound financial status and not a flight risk. The letter will help to soften your credibility as it will explain the situation that resulted in the bad credit.

While some landlords may not request for your credit score, others will so you need to be prepared. Furthermore, they need your permission in order to check.

  1. Look for a co-signer
This is where the people you trust come in play. From your parents to trusted friends, they can be your co-signer in the rental application. The first thing you need to do before selecting your co-signer is learn of their financial credibility. The best choice should be your parents. Having worked for many years, they probably have a great credit score and furthermore they love you. This should not be a standard practice as you need to improve your credit score. The reason you need to improve your credit score is because if you default on your rent for months, the landlord has a right to go after your co-signer. You don’t want your parent’s property being auctioned off.

  1. Look for rental properties that don’t ask for credit score
Today, it is common to come across apartments in Edmonton being run by large property management firms. If you want to rent an apartment, you will be required to provide your credit score or they will request permission from you to check.

If you want to rent an apartment and don’t want to go through the hassle of credit report checking, look for properties run by landlords. What you need to know is that not all landlords owned properties will have this leeway. There are ways you can find what you are looking for.

  • Start with real estate agents
They can help you find the right apartment that does not require your credit score as part of your application.

  • Look around your desired neighborhood
If you are planning to move to a certain neighborhood, check “For Rent” signs outside the apartment building. You can also ask your family and friends.

  • Look at classified ads online
This is another resource that can help you find the best rental apartments in Edmonton.


Final Thoughts
In life, there are times when misfortunes happen. They include divorce, job loss or economic hard times. As a result, your financial strength will be undermined resulting in damage to your credit score. With a poor credit score, it may be hard to rent an apartment. Lucky for you, there is a workaround. You can seek a co-signer, look for apartments that don’t request credit score or have someone vouch for your financial credibility. Looking for an apartment to rent with a bad score? Just follow the tips above.

Origins

The story of the Flying Canoe can be traced back to a French legend about a rich nobleman named Galerie, who loved to hunt. He loved it so much that he refused to attend Sunday mass. As punishment for this sin, he was condemned to fly forever through the night skies, chased by galloping horses and howling wolves, in a fashion reminiscent of the Wild Hunt. 

When French settlers arrived in Canada, they swapped stories with the First Nations peoples and became a tale of a flying canoe.

Origines

L'histoire du Canoë volant peut être retracée à une légende venant de France au sujet d'un noble nommé Galerie, grand amateur de la chasse.  Au fait, il aimait tellement chasser qu'il en oubliait  la messe du dimanche!  En guise de punition, il fût condamné à sillonner les cieux nocturnes jusqu'à la fin des temps, poursuivi par des chevaux en plein galop et par des loups hurlants, à la manière de la mesnée d'Hellequin.

Lorsque les colons français arrivèrent au Canada, ils échangèrent des histoires avec les autochtones et c'est ainsi que l'histoire de Galerie s'est confondue à la lègende premier nation du canoë volant.

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