Thursday, May 23, 2013

HabiChat e-Newsletter May/June 2013

Upcoming Habitat NCR Events: Save the Date!
  • Habitat NCR's AGM, Volunteer Appreciation Event and 20th Anniversary Celebration on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Donate your old electronics at our Electronic Waste Event at both ReStores with coupons and treats: Saturday, June 29Steel Toes and Stilettos 2013
  • There is a Global Village trip to Whitehorse, Yukon leaving Ottawa on Saturday, July 20 for a one-week build with a First Nations community. Interested volunteers should contact Marc Caron at marccaronhome @ for more information.
  • Faith Build 2013: If you're interested in getting involved and participating on our Nantes Street Build with your faith group fromSeptember 9-14, please contact Jocelyn at 613-749-9950 ext. 225 or by e-mail at community @
  • 8th Annual Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala - The Emerald Gala - at the Westin Ottawa: Saturday, October 26. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
See the World and Support Habitat NCR with a Trip to India/Nepal this November
Taj mahal

9-Day Trip to India: November 8-18, 2013
4-Day Add-On to Nepal: November 17-20, 2013
Have you ever dreamt of visiting India? Bytown Travel has organized an 9-day trip for $3,245 per person based on double occupancy with stops in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur. There will also be an optional 4-day add-on tour to Nepal for $819 per person.

This Habitat for Humanity NCR fundraiser includes fantastic travel highlights, such as t
he Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Pushkar Fair, City Palace, Pashupatinath and much more.
Habitat NCR Fundraiser, Not Build Opportunity
Bytown Travel will be making a generous donation to Habitat NCR of $150 for each ticket sold. It will important to have appropriate vaccinations before the trip.

Booking Deadline: June 28
The deadline to book and send in your deposit is Friday, June 28 to secure your place on this once-in-a-lifetime trip! For more details, please contact Laurie Hansen-Trip or 613-238-6300 ext. 232.
Looking Back: Mountie House
Mountie House Logo 
As we celebrate Habitat NCR's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at our builds over the years. In 2004, we launched Mountie House, a unique project that was the first of its kind in Canada. 

By contributing hundreds of volunteer hours and raising funds, this build was a way for RCMP employees to give back to the community and help achieve the goal of fostering "Safe Homes -- Safe Communities." 

The build, located on Pinecrest Road, made the dream of homeownership a reality for a family with five children and involved hundreds of volunteers, donors and sponsors. It also provided an excellent opportunity for Mounties from the Ottawa area to trade in their Stetsons for hard hats. 

Click here to see photos from Mountie House 2004.  
Sarah Street Build Volunteers
(Photo by Peggy Winstan)
Calling All Volunteers

Break Time: Food donations are needed for our Orléans build to help feed our hard-working volunteers. To offer your services or for more information, contact Peggy at 613-749-9950 ext. 229 or email her

Get Involved: Sign up today for your chance to volunteer on our new build in Orléans.

All for One: Take our Team Build Challenge with your office or company. 

Attention Shutterbugs: Please send in your photos from our builds, retrofits and events over the past 20 years to help us celebrate our emerald anniversary. Submit your photos to Selected photos will be featured on our Facebook page.
Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty Gives Back 
Coldwell Banker Cheque Presentation Nantes Build
(Photo by Scott MacDonald)
Special thanks to the team at Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty in  Orléans, who are Golden Saw sponsors for our Nantes Street Build.
Sales Manager Lynne Faucon, on behalf of Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, recently presented Habitat NCR CEO Donna Hicks with a cheque for $5,000.
We're looking forward to seeing the Coldwell Banker team in their hard hats and steel toe boots on our build site in Orléans this summer!
About Us
Since 1993, Habitat NCR has built 40 homes, completed eight retrofits and housed more than 50 families in the National Capital Region. A volunteer, non-profit organization, Habitat NCR builds simple, decent, affordable homes and sells them with no-interest mortgages to hard-working, low-income families seeking an affordable home in which to raise their children. People of all faiths and cultures are warmly welcomed.

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