Seeing the morning sun come up over the treetops and light up the smiling faces of Shelley McDade, CEO, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, and Ron Pepper, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity at Sunshine Coast Village was a perfect illustration of brilliant cooperation. With the generous and exclusive sponsorship of Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Habitat is now getting ready for their grand opening of Sunshine Coast Village in Wilson Creek on September 30, and a new beginning for Habitat families.

Habitat is planning a spectacular celebration to welcome the first two hard-working families to their new homes in at Sunshine Coast Village. It is also a celebration of the dedication and loyalty of everyone who has helped in the site development, roads and services, and construction over the last five years. And there are a lot of generous and skilled people on the Coast who have made significant contributions, such as School District #46 ACE-IT program, the Telus Ambassadors, Sechelt Plumbing, Wheeler Electric, Ross Concrete, Custom Carpets, Longman Developments, Lon’s Contracting and Crane Services, the Sunshine Coast Builders’ Association, Rona Madeira Park, Gibsons Building Supplies, and so many more who will be recognized during the celebration. Also in attendance will be representatives from previous sponsors and supporters such as the Royal Bank, Industrial-Alliance, Genworth Financial, Delta Hotels and BMO.

The grand opening will be kicked off with the very popular Bad to the Bow fiddlers and wind up with an hour-long performance by the spirited Billy Hillpickers bluegrass tunes. There will be home tours, food trucks, balloons and entertainment for the children, and welcome messages conveyed by District of Sechelt Mayor John Henderson and other special guests. MarketPlace IGA, Wilson Creek, has generously offered to provide free cake for everyone.

Sunshine Coast Credit Union’s CEO Shelly McDade says it best: “This is an amazing example of the ripple effect at work in our community once again – people coming together to make good things happen. The Coast is home to so many generous individuals and businesses giving the gift of time, donations of funds or supplying materials. We’re very proud to be a part of this ripple and look forward to celebrating with Habitat at its grand opening of Sunshine Coast Village.”

We want to encourage everyone on the Coast to save the date and plan on being a part of this momentous Habitat celebration on Sunday, September 30, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.