VICTORIA, British Columbia - The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will host over 250 delegates, companions, and guests from across Canada and the United States in Victoria, British Columbia, at its 79th Annual Business Conference at the Empress Hotel, June 26-29, 2011. Many of these members will gather at the build site located at 409 Ker Street, in the Saanich area of British Columbia, for the official sod turning ceremony of the Habitat for Humanity home build.

In keeping with the 2011 Annual Business Conference theme, “Building Sustainability from Sea to Sea to Sea,” CIPH and its members across Canada are working towards building sustainable Habitat families, one family at a time.

Under the leadership of CIPH BC Region President Andrew Dyck (Barclay Sales) and Paul Stevenson (Emco-Victoria), members from CIPH BC Region will participate in Build Days throughout the summer and fall with a final key dedication ceremony being planned for early December. “We are very pleased that this CIPH home will be built in the BC region this year and will be completed with a modern hot water heating system. A very deserving family will have a new house to call a home for Christmas 2011,” said Dyck.

“I would encourage all local CIPH BC Region members to get involved in this very rewarding build project,” said CIPH charity committee chairman John Hammill (Moen). “By volunteering your time and talent you are helping a family realize the dream of owning their own home. Hundreds of CIPH volunteers have contributed their time to the past seven CIPH home builds as a way of giving back to their local community. Get involved and be a part of helping build sustainable Habitat families and helping to improve our Canadian communities.”

Interested parties should contact region coordinator Kathryn Fallis at

CIPH’s Habitat for Humanity Week will take place Sept. 18-24, 2011. CIPH members from across Canada hold various fundraising events in support of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates in their community. For more information, contact Nancy Barden at

Since 1994, members have contributed more than $6.3 million in products and cash to Habitat for Humanity Canada and helped over 1,000 Habitat families move into simple, decent, affordable homes across Canada.

Information on how to donate to Habitat for Humanity Canada through CIPH is available on the Habitat for Humanity section of CIPH’s website at

Publication date:06/20/2011