Key Ceremony Welcomes Seven Families in Courtenay

Sep. 05, 2023

Habitat Welcomes Home Seven Families in Courtenay

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 a reality. For our Media Release, click here.

“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
The MacKenzie Family
David, Angela and their son with the ceremonial key.

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 Director

Habitat Key Ceremony Moments
From left to right: Shelly and her son, Candi, and Courtenay and her children accepting a ceremonial key from Habitat staff and volunteers.
Habitat Key Ceremony Moments
From left to right: Mavis and her two sons, Buffy and her daughter, Kevin and Aria and their two children, all accepting a ceremonial key from Habitat staff and volunteers.

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.

Ryan And Son and Ricky's All Day Grill Catering

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.

Thank you to all the sponsors and supporters who made this possible:

ABC Recycling
Acadia Drywall
Acme Concrete Pumping
Alison Mewett Landscaping
Amvik – ICF Supply (Insulated concrete formwork)
“Big Steel Box Blanchard Security
Bc Housing
Brando Construction
Brian Mclean Chevrolet
Bruce Lewis Land Surveyors
Campbell River Auto Center
Central Builders Courtenay
Chances Casino Courtenay & Campbell River
Christoph Real Estate Group
Cloutier Mathews
City of Courtenay
Coastal Community Credit Union
Coastal Gutters
Comox Valley Newcomers Club
CR Lawyers
Crown Isle Homes
Cumberland Ready Mix
Ed Rosse Plumbing
Edgett Excavating Ltd.
Footprints SecurityHome Solutions
Horsfall Real Estate Group
Hyland Precast
Island Owl Mazda
Island Truss
JKL Building Contractors
John Kalhous Real Estate
Mannpower Framing
Midland Tools
Muir Engineering
Nelson Roofing
Peninsula Co-op
Pete & Vita Laird
Primal Exteriors
Progressive Systems LTD
Quality DeSigns
RE/MAX Check Realty
RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Reach CPA
Ricky’s All Day Grill
Robbins & Company

Ryan Williams Real Estate
Seymour Pacific DevelopmentsSherwin Williams Painting Courtenay
Simba Investments Ltd.
SPR York Holdings
St. George’s United Church
Starline Windows
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants Inc.
Streamline Quality Paintworks Ltd
Temprite Climate Solutions
Thrifty Foods
Tyee Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Ltd
Tom Dishlevoy (Architect)
United Floors Courtenay
Upland Contracting
Urban Systems
Waypoint Insurance
Wedler Engineering
Windsor Mill Sales
Windsor Plywood Courtenay
Your Island Mortgage