Regional Reports / Canada

Plumbing and Heating Industry Rides to Build Homes

August 9, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

TORONTO - Members of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have organized the first CIPH Ride for Habitat. Co-sponsored by CIPH and Habitat for Humanity Canada, this motorcycle ride will take place in Ontario on Sunday, Sept. 19, to raise funds for the charity.

The Ride for Habitat was spearheaded by three members of CIPH: Sean Giberson (Taco Canada Ltd), Jeff House (Jess-Don Dunford Ltd.), and Simon Blake (Plumbing & HVAC).

“There are a lot of industry members who ride,” Giberson said, “so we’re hoping to get at least 50 out this year. And of course the ride is open to anyone, so members can invite their friends to participate, too.”

“We’ve got a great route,” House added. He created the route for the inaugural ride. “We start in Vaughan and will go through Terra Cotta, Cataract, Orangeville, Loretto, Bond Head, Bradford, finishing up in Newmarket. There will be lots of beautiful scenery and some nice hills and curves to make the ride interesting.”

Blake, a vintage bike collector noted that “September 12-18th is CIPH’s Habitat for Humanity Week, so the ride is a great way to get involved in the fundraising for a great cause.”

Registration is $50 per person (for riders and passengers). Each participant will receive a $35 charitable tax receipt and a $15 coupon for lunch on Sept. 19 at the Roast of Sharon (formerly Shoeless Joe’s), in Newmarket, which is the end point of the Ride.

Registration and information about how to encourage friends and associates to “sponsor” riders is available online at

Publication date: 08/09/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.


NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-21-14 cover

2014 July 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con