On August 17th, 2023, two years after breaking ground on a 12-home affordable project at 1375 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Island North welcomed home the first seven of 12 partner families! This milestone signified a transformative moment for the families as their aspirations of owning a home became reality.
“Habitat opened the door to a future with safety for our children, stability, and a life with other families that want community.” – David, Habitat Homeowner
Beyond being a symbolic key ceremony, the event marked the culmination of tireless efforts from volunteers, the compassion of donors, and the dedicated Habitat for Humanity team, all of whom collaborated to make this achievement possible.
This key ceremony is a reminder that even though access to affordable housing has become less and less obtainable for families in our community. When we stick together and offer support and the tools necessary, anything is possible!
“Our core purpose is to see families into decent and affordable housing. Today was an occasion that our volunteers, donors, employees, and the entire community eagerly anticipated.” – Jeff West, Executive Directo
Thank you to Reverend Ingrid Brown, from the Weird Church Cumberland, Gord Johns, Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni, and Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells, who each shared kind words to welcome our families home.
Thank you to Ryan and Son Catering and Ricky's All Day Grill in Courtenay for their continued support in catering our events this year. Thanks to them, our families and event attendees were able to enjoy a delicious BBQ once the ceremony and speeches were complete.
Thank you to our passionate and generous volunteers and donors and incredible Habitat families. At Habitat, we are honoured to celebrate the importance of a safe and decent place to live, and we are committed to our mission of helping families build independence through affordable homeownership.
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