Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

November 19, 2010 08:15 ET

Media Advisory: CMHC Gingerbread House Competition to Support Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2010) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC, along with Karen Kinsley, President of CMHC and Elisabeth Rock, Past President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity NCR will announce the winners of CMHC's ninth annual charity gingerbread house competition on November 19, 2010. 

Local media teams will kick-off the weekend fundraiser with a live gingerbread build competition. Separate competitions will be held for local businesses, bakeries, culinary institutes, restaurants and amateurs. The gingerbread homes will be on display all weekend and sold on-site through a silent auction.

All proceeds raised will contribute to Habitat for Humanity's efforts to build homes in the National Capital area. 

Location: Rideau Centre, West Bay Bridge, 3rd level
  (near Grand & Toy)
  50 Rideau Street
  Ottawa, Ontario
   
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
   
Time: Live Media Build: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  The Honourable Diane Finley delivers remarks: 1:20 p.m.
  Media Winners and Design Competition Winners announced: 1:45 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Kate Munroe
    Media Relations Officer
    613-748-4618
    kmunroe@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
    or
    Habitat for Humanity NCR
    Una Folkson Singh
    Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator
    613-749-9950 x223
    fundraising@habitatncr.com