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Yes, We Need Habitat

By David Conners “Why do you need Habitat for Humanity on the Sunshine Coast? Isn’t everyone quite well-off there? Can’t they already afford a home?” I was catching up with a friend of mine who lives in a city far away from our (sometimes) sunny shores when she made these comments. And she is partially…

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Family Selection Story

Devin Manning was driving to a carpentry job here on the Sunshine Coast when he got the phone call that would change his life. “(Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast board chair) Laurie Vance called to give me the news that my family had been accepted for a Habitat home. It was a surreal experience. I…

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6th Annual BMO Build Day 2017

Thank you to Carol and her team from BMO Sechelt and volunteers from across the Lower Mainland for coming to the Sunshine Coast village and helping us complete some ongoing projects! Huge progress was made through out the day by building fences, picnic tables, and framing the new homes!

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BMO Returns to Help Build Homes!!

BMO Builders Return to the Sunshine Coast to Build Homes   Sunshine Coast, BC  – Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast (HFHSC) has now completed 8 family homes in its Sunshine Coast Village and we are building another two.  On July 20, 2017 volunteers from BMO from the Lower Mainland and all over the Sunshine Coast…

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2017 Affordable Housing Survey Results

MEDIA RELEASE June 20, 2017 NINE OUT OF TEN CANADIANS BELIEVE WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING SOLUTIONS TORONTO, ON – A majority of Canadians have made it clear: we are not paying enough attention to affordable housing needs and solutions, according to a new Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Survey. “Ten years ago, affordable housing was…

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Carter Work Project

The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Story A hike through Hidden Grove Park near Sechelt takes you through fine young groves of Western Cedar and Douglas Fir. In some places, the ground beneath is dense with ferns; in others, moss carpets everything and mushrooms pop up like they are a part of a magic…

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Bill Humphries is having a ball.

Bill Humphries is having a ball. Oh, sure, there is that pesky pancreas cancer diagnosis of two years ago. “But I am the miracle guy. I am still here,” says the 71-year-old who seems to have the energy of someone half his age. So why is he having so much fun? He’s giving away his…

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Volunteering on the Coast

Hardly a week goes by when we are not supposed to be marking or observing or celebrating something. Most of us probably missed Talk Like Shakespeare Day on April 23, and you might not be particularly interested in Hairball Awareness Day on April 28. But there is one commemoration going on right now that you…

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