Melissa Mewdell’s Story

Unlike most of the residents who have lived at Seafield, I’ve only been here for a few months (moved in during July). I was transferred out to Vancouver by my company, and showed up at Seafield Apartments with nothing more than a pillow and blanket. My furniture was going to take a week and a half to arrive.

I had only been in my new west end apartment for two hours when my neighbours, David and Donald, came down to welcome me to the building. In fact, David had found out through the grapevine that I hadn’t brought any furniture with me, and came bearing the gift of a very comfortable chair!

The next week, the other Seafield residents here organized a welcome barbecue for me at the side of the building beside the church. Everyone in the building showed up, and everyone (even the kids) knew my name.

Anyone who’s been new to Vancouver at some point in time knows how hard it is to be the new kid on the block. Most people already have their own group of friends, and it’s really hard to meet people in the city. Luckily for me, I moved in to this building. Nobody is ever alone here.

I’m was deeply saddened when I learned what Gordon Nelson Investments had planned for my building. It’s so hard to find a place to live in Vancouver — and this apartment is already expensive! I’m not sure what I will do.

I don’t want to leave my friends, or my home.

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