Media Advisory - President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter build new homes in Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity

WINNIPEG, July 7, 2017 /CNW/ -

What:

Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place July 914 in cities across Canada, building 150 homes in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary.



Kicking off the build week in Winnipeg, HGTV star Scott McGillivray will build with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba volunteers and future homeowners July 1011. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will work in Winnipeg July 1314 and will help celebrate the completion of the build week with a closing ceremony.



Where:

Build site: 210 Lyle St, Winnipeg, MB R3J 2C1 


Media parking for build site: Enter on Albany Street, look for Media Parking behind the Assiniboine Gordon Hotel





See schedule below regarding location for closing ceremony





PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety requirements, all attendees must wear steel-toed shoes at all times while on the build site.




When:

Sunday, July 9  Opening ceremony at Metropolitan Entertainment Centre


281 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M9


4:45 p.m.

Doors open


5:30 p.m.

Scott McGillivray hosts the Opening Ceremonies


6:057 p.m.

Live streaming of the Opening Ceremonies in Edmonton with former U.S. President Carter and Rosalynn Carter





Monday, July 10  All-day construction at build site with HGTV star Scott McGillivray


7:308 a.m.

 

Opening remarks with Habitat Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins and Scott McGillivray


8 a.m.

Construction with Scott McGillivray and volunteers begins. Scott will be available for select interviews


4:30 p.m.

Construction ends





Tuesday, July 11  All-day construction at build site with HGTV star Scott McGillivray


8 a.m.

Construction with Scott McGillivray and volunteers begins. Scott will be available for select interviews


4:30 p.m.

Construction ends





Wednesday, July 12  All-day construction at build site


8 a.m.

Construction with volunteers begins


4:30 p.m.

Construction ends





Thursday, July 13  Press conference and all-day construction at build site


6:30 a.m.

Media check-in opens


88:30 a.m.

Morning devotions led by President Carter. (Media must be credentialed and in place by 7:30 a.m.)


8:45 a.m.

President and Mrs. Carter begin building alongside future Habitat homeowners and volunteers


10:4511:30 a.m.

President and Mrs. Carter will hold a press conference with Habitat for Humanity executives (Media must be credentialed and in place by 10 a.m.)


1:15 p.m.

President and Mrs. Carter continue building


4:30 p.m.

Construction ends



President and Mrs. Carter welcome Cycle of Hope riders on their return and congratulate them on their achievement





Friday, July 14  All-day construction at build site


6:30 a.m.

Media check-in opens


8 a.m.

President and Mrs. Carter, future Habitat homeowners and volunteers, including Minister Jean-Yves Duclos,begin building.


2:30 p.m.

Construction ends





Friday, July 14  Closing ceremony at Canadian Museum for Human Rights


85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5


5 p.m.

Media check-in opens


6:307:30 p.m.

President and Mrs. Carter will thank volunteers and sponsors for their support and hard work during the week and will announce the location of the 2018 Carter Work Project. (Media must be credentialed and in place by 5:45 p.m.)




Who


July 1011: 

Scott McGillivray, HGTV star and Habitat supporter


Habitat homeowners


Carter Work Project volunteers and corporate sponsors




July 1314:

Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter


Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International


Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada


Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba


Habitat homeowners


Carter Work Project volunteers and corporate sponsors




July 14 only:

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

 

About Habitat for Humanity Manitoba
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba is the local affiliate of a global non-profit organization that has been working since 1987 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live.  HFHM has partnered with local businesses, faith groups, and thousands of dedicated volunteers to build homes for over 340 Manitoba families with over 1000 children having a better future.  For more information, visit habitat.mb.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada
In Canada, Habitat for Humanity has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live.  With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, we believe in bringing communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Worldwide, more than 9.8 million people have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.  For more information, visit habitat.ca.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Canada

For further information: Michelle Pereira, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, Mobile: 204-232-5098, Office: 204-235-2402, mpereira@habitat.mb.ca; Annie Lautenbach, Burson-Marsteller for Habitat for Humanity International, Mobile: 646-207-4043, Office: 212-614-4078, anne.lautenbach@bm.com; Sarah Austin, Habitat for Humanity Canada, Mobile: 647-571-6405, Office: 1-800-667-5137 ext 302, saustin@habitat.ca


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