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Place St. Thomas Community Updates

Place St. Thomas Community Updates

Valentines at Place St. Thomas

Yes, we are loved! We’ve received Laura Secord chocolates from our purchasers, Michel and Bozena! They will be joining our Valecraft Embrun community in the spring of 2018!

We can’t say enough thank you’s for all of the thoughtful Sweet Treats!


Boston Pizza in Embrun adding more flavour to our community!

Boston Pizza is a great family style restaurant to gather and enjoy a great meal or watch the latest sports events on TV.  Make sure you like their Facebook page for the latest menu items or contests, @BostonPizzaEmbrun.
767 Notre Dame St, Embrun, ON K0A 1W1, Embrun, Ontario

Pizza Love From Homeowners – February 2018

We’re so lucky to have the best homeowners in the area.  For the second time, Steve and Lisa have given us a pizza party lunch on Friday! 

They sent this treat as a thank you to the sales team, Luc and our wonderful construction team and trades, for building them a beautiful home and making their experience wonderful!  They recently took possession and moved in late 2017!!  They love it!

Happy Holidays – December 2017

From our Valecraft Family to yours, we wish you all the best this season and in the New Year!

Local Flavours Rendez-Vous – October 21, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 21, join in the tasting and celebrating of regional beer, wine, and food producers of the Russell Township. 🥗 🍺

Part of the joy of living at Place St. Thomas in Embrun is having many food producers within your community. 🏡
Local Flavours Rendez-Vous at the Embrun Community Centre, 8 Blais St., Embrun.
Don’t forget to visit our beautiful model homes at Place St. Thomas 😉

Come try the treats from Etienne Brule Brewery, Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc.., Gourmet Academy, Marché BoniChoix (Marché Alain Viau Market), Microbrasserie Cassel Brewery, and Garland Sugar Shack.

Supporting our Community – September 12, 2017

Valecraft is supporting the health of our community in a big way! Come pick your EPIC Walk kit and give your final donations at our MacLaren model home, only 10 minutes from downtown.

We are sponsors of this amazing event that support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the Queensway Carleton Hospital is Ottawa’s biggest one day walk, and it’s your chance to be part of a community-based movement to inspire change. This will fund cancer coaching, research, and clinical trials.

Come out and walk on September 16th. Make sure to come say hi at the pit stop #3 after lunch.

RIDE for our Communities’ Health – September 10, 2017

Valecraft Homes came together to raise funds for cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. Thank you to all that participated, volunteered and donated, raising $1,035,678 this year!

Goodies from Customers – Sept 2017

Place St. Thomas Embrun is overflowing with warmth, kindness and neighborly gestures!
Thank you so much to Karen and John for dropping off this wonderful gift basket the other day! It truly makes us feel appreciated and warms our hearts! 💗
We would also like to thank our many homeowners who have dropped off goodies for us! Life really is better in the country
My gosh, these were sooooo yummy!!! 😋

Gifts from clients

5-Star Rating – Aug 2017

Thank you Marilissa for our latest 5-star ⭐ rating! 🙌
We are thrilled you like the charming country community and beautiful homes.

The July Winner goes to Embrun – July 2017

Can you believe it? Place St. Thomas won the KEG Gift card 2 months in a row! Congratulation to Joanne! She won a $100 gift certificate to The Keg Steakhouse for just visiting our Embrun community.

If you’re looking for a new home, consider Valecraft Homes. Visit one of our communities throughout Ottawa and Embrun, and chance to win a gift card too!

July KEG Gift card winner

The June Winner goes to Embrun – June 2017

? Congratulation to Valerie and Steve! They won a $100 gift certificate to The Keg Steakhouse for just visiting our Embrun community.

If you’re looking for a new home, consider Valecraft Homes. Visit one of our communities throughout Ottawa and Embrun, and chance to win a gift card too!

June Winner

$4 million grant announced for a new Valoris multi-service centre in Embrun – June 2017

We are thrilled to have great service right here in Embrun! The Valoris centre supports children, teenagers, special needs, adults and their families. Offering child development services, support services for 0-17, workshops, parenting, respite services and social services.

Ottawa’s Favorite Golf Course Design & Layout – June 2017

For all of our golfers out there! People are always asking us about courses out our way! The Nation Golf Club is only half hour drive from our beautiful Place St. Thomas community in Embrun. They even have fun themed events throughout May and October like Ugly Sweater, 9 & Dine as well as Hunting & Fishing!!!

Check out their 9 & Dine every Wednesday,

Golf near Embrun, Ontario. Golf near Embrun, Ontario.

Russell Ladies Night – May 2017

Valecraft Homes supporting the Embrun, Ontario community and Autism Canada at the Russell Ladies Night 2017. This was a fantastic night of amazing ladies getting together and supporting one another.

Another success is supporting charities that matter to women. All proceeds of this years Russell Ladies Night from the silent and live auctions totaling $20,000, plus $5,000 through Scotiabank’s Team Scotia Community Program, were donated directly to Autism Canada.

Congrats to the Russell AG Society for a successful event and thank you to all the business that came together to support a great cause. Shout out to Frosting’s , Village Veterinary Clinic and Sunny Days Ahead Travel Ltd to name a few.

Giant Tiger Re-Opening – March 2017

Ever since it’s makeover and grand “re”opening in October 2015, Giant Tiger is just one of the great retail locations for necessities you may want to pick up, or just an outing for retail therapy!

Boston Pizza Opening this Summer in Embrun – March 2017

As the weather starts to warm up, we’re getting excited about a new addition to Embrun’s restaurants in the community.  Boston Pizza is opening this summer!  Hang tight for more information.

Delight your taste buds in Embrun – February 2017

Embrun, a charming country style community, boasts many fantastic restaurants, delis or grills to keep you satisfied! Like the Lucky 7 Sports Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Embrun, featuring great food and live entertainment, and Karaoke every Friday night!

For a full list of great places to eat, visit these restaurants.

Photos courtesy of Lucky 7 Sports Bar and Restaurant

Prescott-Russell Tourism celebrates five years – February 2017

Prescott-Russell Tourism celebrated five years of promoting the region and its members Nov 24, 2016. Surrounded by many of its 100 members and other partners, the not-for-profit association highlighted its successes in building the region as a visitor destination.

“The association’s role is to ensure that, when people plan their outings and trips, the Prescott-Russell region is part of their vacation schedule.”

“Be it Calypso Waterpark, St-Albert Cheese or L’Orignal Old Jail and the Clarence-Rockland Museum, our attractions, events and services attract over 2.3 million clients per year,” said Martin Lacelle, Executive Director of Prescott-Russell Tourism. The association is proud to have played a key role in attracting more visitors to the region.

You can read the whole article in The Villager.

Valecraft Wins the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Races – February 2017

Valecraft Homes Ltd. was part of North America’s first Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival  in Ottawa on February 18th 2017.

As part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Capital Experience and Winterlude, 60 teams competed in Canada’s newest winter sport.

We’re also celebrating a milestone, 35 years in business!  We were thrilled to be part of the experience while fundraising for local charities.  Even more, we are ecstatic to have come in 1st place for the top Shiver & Giver Fundraising race and 1st place Mixed Champions, woot woot!

Mortgage-free for a Year – December 2016

Congratulation to our lucky winners’ Christina and Michael. They have won the, Win Your Mortgage for a Year Contest!

As part of our 35 years in business anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday, we will take care of Christina and Michaels’ 2017 mortgage! Thank you to all of our 2016 homeowners who chose Valecraft Homes.

Mortgage Free Winners for a Year

Sports Dome coming to Embrun – December 2016

Excitement is building over Russell Township’s first multi-use sports dome. It will be a 60,000 square foot facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our growing regional community. Owned and operated by the Township of Russell located in the west end of Embrun. Estimated to open late fall 2017.

Many sports lovers will be able to enjoy it throughout the year. It will be available for but not limited to: soccer, football, walking, jogging, tennis, lawn bowling and more.

The Kin Club of Russell is working with the community to raise funds for the dome and our objective is $400,000 – $500,000! You may visit for more information or donations.

Brasserie Étienne Brûlé Brewery NOW OPEN – November 2016

Embrun has come a long way, there are amazing places to dine like the newly opened Brasserie Étienne Brûlé. Enjoy Ecocert certified organic local food and beer. They can accommodate up to 70 people so bring your friends for a bite. They also offer gluten free lunches.

893 Notre-Dame, Embrun, ON K0A 1W0
Tel: 613-850-1423


Butterfly Mile / Marchons pour Jonathan – November 19th, 2016

Embrun has a supported community with the Kin Club of Russell. They are an organization made up of dedicated member volunteers who serve their community’s greatest needs through hosting and sponsoring events and community service projects.

This Saturday, November 19th they have organized the Butterfy Mile / Marchons pour Jonathan to support a young man who defies the harshest realities of life.  View the details on the Facebook page, Marchons pour Jonathan.


New pub in Embrun – October 2016

We’re so happy to have the new Half Pint Pub in Embrun.  They seat about 30 inside and 10 outside and offer 10 beers on tap plus other beverages, pub food and a cozy atmosphere.  Here is a happy Halloween photo of the pub.


Something is Brewing in Embrun – September 2016

The small Franco-Ontarian community, located just east of Ottawa, has become a hotbed of craft beer.  You must try the local craft beers at and  Read the great article by metro news.

Tuque De Broue

The Festival de la Curd starts Aug. 17 – 21st, 2016

Come and enjoy family activities and off course the best poutine!  There are activities for everyone including families.

Tree Planting Ceremony in Embrun

It’s with great pleasure that Valecraft Homes donated trees to enhance the Yahoo Park and the community as a whole in Embrun, ON. Attending the tree ceremony on July 28, 2016 was Céline Guitard, Jean-Guy Rivard (founder of Valecraft Homes), Cindy Saucier, Mayor Pierre Leroux, Amanda Simard, Frank Nieuwkoop, Diane Brunet and André Brisson.


Amazing Dog Park in Embrun

We have a supper off-leash municipal dog park at Russell Township Dog Park, Russell, ON K4R 1E5, off Notre-Dame. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.


New Splash Pad in Embrun

Family fun is to be had in Embrun this summer. Come out with the kids to Embrun’s office splash pad grand opening Monday June 29th, 2015 at 2pm. It is located by the Arena, Yahoo Park corner of Blais St & Marcel St Embrun, ON.  Click here to directions


June 6, 2015 – Place St. Thomas Grand Opening

Our Embrun grand opening was such a success! It was great to celebrate our 2 new model homes and release of our beautiful view of water and forest in Phase 2 with the community. We had CHEZ 106FM playing great music and all so yummy food by The Grilled Cheeserie. Come visit our new models and act fast on our premium lots in Phase 2.

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Ribbon cutting by Embrun’s Mayor Pierre Leroux, the president of Valecraft Homes, Jean-Guy Rivard and Councillor Andre Brisson. Click here to view more photos of the grand opening.

Visit the Township of Russell website to see what events are coming up!

March 29, 2014 – “Family living in a rural setting” by the Ottawa Citizen

“Valecraft brings singles and bungalows to nearby Embrun” by Patrick Langston of the Ottawa Citizen.

September 21, 2013 – Release

15 lots in Phase I have been released. Take your pick from our newly designed 8 Single Family Homes or Bungalows that come with some great standards and upgrade bonuses!