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How to bring positive change to yourself and your community

Posted on Nov 15, 2019, 10:36:52 AM

“How are you doing? Where are you going? What’s important now that wasn’t before?” are questions Ashlea Cook explored in an exercise called a Life Audit. This exercise is how she lands on a build site and although Habitat has had 92 wonderful groups volunteer this year, “probably once a year we get someone like Ashlea,” according to Kelsey who manages the Build Day program.

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What's happened since you were here

Posted on Sep 27, 2019, 5:22:15 PM

On our sites over the last few months we’ve seen everything from framing and landscaping to the construction of sidewalks and Romeo and Juliet balconies.

With the recent Bowwood Dedication and projects entering finishing stages, we’re in an exciting time. Our donors and volunteers are the cement that brings these buildings together so they can take in the families in Southern Alberta that need it most. 

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Fundraising cyclists prove we're better together

Posted on Sep 27, 2019, 4:59:11 PM

It is the beginning of the second day. Cyclists, Martine and Liz, are meeting for the first time on a bus shuttling them to the start of their 100 km plus ride. One will cycle towards Lake Louise, the other towards Kananskis. Later that day they will finish together hugging, with both of their lives changed. 

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Flames Alumni shine on Habitat project

Posted on Sep 27, 2019, 4:07:36 PM

The Calgary Flames Alumni lived up to their namesake, “sparking” a flurry of activity on a Habitat construction site on August 22nd. 

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Dreams are realized and partnerships celebrated at Bowwood Home Dedication

Posted on Sep 27, 2019, 1:22:17 PM

“Catch me! Catch me!” shouted Anna as she leaped. Her sparkly shoes nowhere in sight, she darted across the front lawn. Smiling mischievously, she looked over her shoulder at her brother Harry as the bottoms of her frilly white socks picked up the green hues of the fresh grass.

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Robert's story: the sixth time's the charm

Posted on Sep 25, 2019, 4:10:31 PM

How could you describe Robert?

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Volunteer Spotlight: Glenda

Posted on Aug 23, 2019, 11:28:03 AM

Always eager to lend a helping hand, Glenda was already busy volunteering at her grandchildren’s school when she decided to further her involvement in the community.

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Sabahat's story: "From stressed to blessed"

Posted on Jun 25, 2019, 9:27:53 AM

 

Speaking to families about the transformational impact of home ownership is one of the best parts of my job.

I meet Sabahat in a cafeteria and I’m excited to hear her story. We dive right in.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Peter

Posted on Jun 21, 2019, 3:17:37 PM

What had started as an excuse to “get out of the house a couple of times a week” has become a source of real joy for Peter.

Like most retirees, Peter was searching for something to keep his mind stimulated after calling it a career at Imperial Oil, ultimately electing to start volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in February of 2019.

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Tips to help homeowners become more energy efficient provided by Enmax

Posted on Jun 21, 2019, 3:04:15 PM

 Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta recently received support from ENMAX to purchase energy efficiency appliances for the new homes built in Bowness.

But their support didn’t end there. On May 16, ENMAX hosted twelve families at the Calgary Zoo for an evening of energy education.


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