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Build update: a quick snapshot of what's happening around southern Alberta

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 3:21:09 PM

What goes into a home? We could all name a few things – a lot of two-by-fours, a few windows, paint, and all those little finishing touches, of course.

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15 most frequently asked questions about Women Build

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 4:30:36 PM

Women Build, presented by Excel Homes, is one of our favourite times of the year.

It's amazing to see what happens when groups of inspired women come together and make a difference in their community.

Over the years, we've had lots of great questions come in from participants - from what to bring, to what's for lunch, to what kind of construction work is available - so we've rounded up the most frequently asked questions to help you know exactly what to expect!

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From tragedy to triumph: one couple's journey to peace and stability

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 4:31:28 PM

 

Sitting at the kitchen table in Kristen and Anthony’s charming home, you might think you're in the company of newlyweds.

This endearing couple playfully tease each other, laughing when their recollections don’t line up perfectly.

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7 things to warm your heart on a cold November day

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 4:40:12 PM

 

There's something bitter-sweet about the year coming to an end.

On the bitter side, there’s the weather (obviously), but on the sweet side, there’s the chance to look back and reflect on some pretty remarkable moments over the year.

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Introducing Sasha Petrovic: Ride through the Rockies Cyclist

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 1:42:36 PM

Sponsored by Star Building Materials, "Ride through The Rockies" challenges cyclists to complete a four day, 410-kilometre journey through the Rocky Mountains. Together they raise money for Habitat for Humanity to help local families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

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3 things businesses are doing for families in Calgary and how your's can get involved

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 4:21:31 PM

Have you ever thought about how your business is contributing to the community that supports you?

It’s easy, it’s fun, and it will surprise you what kind of difference you can make.

When it all comes together, great things end up happening. Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta (HFHSA) has many great supporters in our community who go above and beyond to bring strength, stability, and independence to local families. One such company is Cabinet Solutions and the entire Legacy Family of Companies. Here’s how they have stepped up to the plate:

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4 Highlights from Women Build 2017

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 1:59:03 PM

Calgary women join forces to learn, build and provide the foundations for a better future for families in Pineridge

"What an amazing day! Such a great opportunity to bond with the other women at work outside of the office setting! Thank you for letting us be part of this".

- WOmen Build Participant

Between May 4th and May 27th, more than 200 local women came together for seven build days. Along with fundraising and building Habitat homes in the neighbourhood of Pineridge, participants engaged with their coworkers and friends in a meaningful way, building lasting impact in the community.

Here are some highlights to celebrate the participants, the fundraising efforts, and their impact:

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Homes by Avi takes on Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 4:41:31 PM

"Women build is so important because it is women helping women achieve the dream we all want.” 

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Celebrating hard-working women this Mother's Day

Posted on May 14, 2017 12:00:55 PM

"I build because it is the epitome of a community coming together for one purpose and serving a greater cause." 

susan, future habitat for humanity homeowner

Meet Susan, future Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Life is full of dreams and desires waiting to be fulfilled, as well as many hardships to overcome. Some people enjoy going through these processes, and all the ups and downs, whereas others can only find joy when the trials are over!

I can identify with all ends of the spectrum, but through my own journey, I’ve come to realize that contentment comes with being at peace and recognizing that each day is a gift. Opportunities are endless.  

I’m a big proponent of never giving up hope and of stepping out and trying something new - you never know what’s waiting on the other side! 

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Excel Homes building futures with Habitat for Humanity's Women Build

Posted on May 11, 2017 2:19:03 PM

 

Women Build is bringing the community together to build strength, stability and independence for families through affordable home ownership

As a fellow homebuilder, Excel Homes has a unique perspective on what this means for families in Calgary, and they've made a significant investment Women Build as our Building Futures Title Sponsor.

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