After being born and raised in the community, Adrian purchased a home only a few blocks from his parents, and a few blocks from his grandparents. Carolyn moved to Edmonton from Red Deer to attend college. Adrian and Carolyn married, and in 2013, built a new home on the site to fit their growing family. They are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children - three girls and one boy.
The Aarnoutse’s love North Glenora for the sense of community and abundance of young families. They state that in the winter after a snowfall, it almost feels like a competition to see who can clear the neighbours sidewalk first. In the summer, block parties and BBQ’s are held. They also enjoy the simple pleasure of sitting on their front deck watching their children play, while neighbours, friends and family spontaneously stop by for a beer. They have found that through these connections, people look out for each other’s homes, and for each other.
Adrian and Carolyn run the family business Rainbow Eavestroughing (https://rainboweaves.com/). Carolyn also does house cleaning and child care on the side. They are very active members of their school and faith community, as well as the North Glenora Community League.
A large benefit of North Glenora, is that it is walking distance to Edmonton Christian School, the school that Adrian attended as a boy (https://www.edmchristian.org/). A lot of people from the school and their church live in North Glenora and nearby neighbourhoods.
In 2017, the Aarnoutse family lost their fifth child, a baby boy, when he was 6 months old. Since then, they have started "The Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Project" (www.wonderfullymadeproject.com). When a baby is born in the community, a bag of specially selected items is given to the family as a gift. Through this project, the Aarnoutse family has received a great deal of support from the community.
The Aarnoutse family highly recommends North Glenora, as they feel it is the perfect community to raise a family. They plan to live here for as long as they are able - and hope that their children (4th generation residents) choose to live in North Glenora when they grow up.