Home #55 - Fort Erie, Canada 150 Build (2017)
In July 2017, our affiliate is excited to be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by joining a Pan-Canadian Habitat for Humanity movement. Along with nearly 50 other affiliates across the country, we will embark on the largest and most ambitious initiative in Habitat for Humanity’s history in Canada.
Together, we will build 150 homes, alongside 150 Habitat families from coast to coast to coast to provide affordable homeownership opportunities. Across the country, thousands of volunteers, sponsors and community partners will help make this possible.
Click here to view Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing Habitat's Celebration of Canada's 150th endorsing the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project engaging all Canadians in the important work that we do.
This build will also engage local youth by providing them the opportunity to gain knowledge of trade industries on the build site, to participate in community development, and to help give back to the community.
As part of this initiative and Habitat Canada's Indigenous Housing Program initiative, Habitat Niagara will be building a brand new house for a family in need of a decent and affordable place to call home on a lot that was generously donated by a friend of Habitat, located on Crescent Road in Fort Erie.
Habitat Build Day Schedule
Below is the Build Day schedule to build the house. Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change. To reserve your team’s Build Day, please contact Karen Dolyniuk at 905-685-7395 x205 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawn Marie Cavasin at 905-685-7395 x204 /email@example.com
*Participants must be 16 years of age or older
CLICK HERE TO SET UP YOUR ONLINE PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE OR TO PLEDGE A PARTICIPANT!
If you would like to collect donations in person instead of online, please download a pledge form.
|Date||Task||# of Volunteers||Reserved|
|Saturday, April 8, 2017||Main Floor Framing||6||Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Youth Council|
|Monday, April 10, 2017||Blitz Framing Day||*15 - 20||Youth Resources Niagara|
|Monday, April 17, 2017||Deck||6||Homeowner Family & Friends|
|Tuesday, April 18, 2017||Deck||6||Homeowner Family & Friends|
|Wednesday, April 19, 2017||Deck||6||Niagara Crown Ward Championship Team|
|Thursday, April 20, 2017||Deck||6||Town of Fort Erie|
|Monday, May 8, 2017||Insulation||6||John Howard Society|
|Tuesday, May 9, 2017||Insulation||6||Fort Erie Race Track|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017||Insulation||6||John Howard Society|
|Tuesday, June 6, 2017||Flooring||6||Canadian Niagara Power|
|Wednesday, June 7, 2017||Flooring||6||Community Living Fort Erie|
|Thursday, June 8, 2017||Flooring||6||Fort Erie Multicultural Centre Youth Group|
|Tuesday, June 13, 2017||Trim||6||Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce|
|Thursday, June 15, 2017||Trim||6||Youth Resources Niagara|
|Tuesday, June 20, 2017||Paint||6||Town of Fort Erie Joint Heath and Safety Committee|
|Wednesday, June 21, 2017||Paint||6||Hilton Garden Inn|
|Monday, June 26, 2017||Paint||6||Pollard Windows and Doors|
|Tuesday, June 27, 2017||Paint||6||Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre|
|Monday, July 10, 2017||Finishing||6||CWP Group|
|Tuesday, July 11, 2017||Finishing||6||CWP Group|
|Wednesday, July 12, 2017||Landscaping||10 - 12||Rich Products Fort Erie|
|Thursday, July 13, 2017||Cleaning||6||Royal LePage|
Thank you! Habitat would like to thank our major sponsors and partners for their generous support and contributions to this build!
Major sponsors and partners to date: Town of Fort Erie, Hugh James Corcoran Trust Fund, Niagara REgion, Circle P Paving, United Way Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie, RBC Foundation, Realtors Care, McDonalds Fort Erie, Canadian Niagara Power, JW Furness, Cotton Inc, Pollard Windows and Doors, Niagara Volunteer Framing Crews
Special thanks to McDonalds - Garrison Road Fort Erie for providing all of the meals to our work-site participants and volunteers!