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Habitat Southern Alberta Blog

Build Update - March 2018

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 10:49:02 AM

Our current build projects in Bowness and Pineridge are providing home ownership for dozens of families in our community. This would not be possible without the support of our donors and volunteers. Because of you, these families can now build long-term strength, stability and independence.

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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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A Quick Update on our Current Builds

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 4:16:27 PM

Can you believe it's November? The year is quickly coming to a close and, as such, we thought that it was a good time to update you on some of the Habitat build projects in Bowness, Pineridge, and Olds. Check out the latest below:

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Introducing Joel Souchotte: Ride Through the Rockies Participant

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 11:05:09 AM

"What started as a way to simply challenge myself physically has developed into something far more powerful for me on many levels".

- Joel Souchotte

Sponsored by Star Building Material, "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 stability and independence through affordable home ownership. 

Joel Souchotte will be participating in his third consecutive ride this September. Here's what he had to say about the annual fundraiser, his experience as a participant, and the impact it has.

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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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Introducing Sheri Bruneau: Women Build Fundraiser

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 4:12:18 PM

"#IBuildBecause stable housing is one of our basic needs without which we cannot meet our other needs."

Sheri Bruneau, 2017 Women Build Fundraiser

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Introducing Alanna Maria: Women Build Fundraiser

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 2:28:26 PM

“#IBuildBecause as a mother I can’t imagine not having affordable, safe housing for my children.”

Alanna Maria, 2017 women build fundraiser.

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[Video] Introducing Tara Nelson: Women Build Ambassador

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 1:16:49 PM

Tara Nelson of CTV Calgary is one of six women stepping forward to advocate for the need for affordable housing in our city

Right now, more than 4,000 people are on the waitlist for social housing in Calgary. Our city is expensive, and women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by unstable living conditions.

Tara, along with five other local women, has taken on the role of Women Build Ambassador, to mobilize the community to address the need for affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity's Women Build.

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