The fourth annual Ride for Habitat was held to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization which makes home ownership possible for low-income families that could not otherwise afford to own a home.
The Ride for Habitat was established in 2010 to raise awareness, as well as funds, to help build more Habitat Homes in Canada.
Riders gathered together at one of several starting points, including Vaughan, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton/Milton, and Belleville/Peterborough, before embarking for the Barrie area at Centennial Park near the town of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada.
Riders received a free 2013 Ride for Habitat t-shirt as well as enjoyed lunch and prizes at Centennial Park.
The Ride for Habitat was organized by Habitat for Humanity Canada and the Habitat for Humanity Huronia affiliate, with support from volunteers of the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).
The Ride for Habitat committee included: Simon Blake, Plumbing & HVAC; Sean Giberson, Taco Canada Ltd.; Jeff House, Jess-Don Dunford Ltd.; Milt Tillich, Zoeller Co.; Martin Luymes, HRAI; Heather Grimoldby Campbell, HRAI; Elizabeth McCullough, CIPH; and Melody Edwards, Habitat for Humanity Huronia.
A CIPH gala will be held in support of Habitat for Humanity on March 18, 2014, on the eve of the CMPX Trade Show in Toronto. The gala will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where CIPH and HRAI members will join together to celebrate the support by the association members to Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Publication date: 11/25/2013