/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CMHC Gingerbread House Competition to
support Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region/

OTTAWA, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Ed Komarnicki, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour, along with Karen Kinsley, President of CMHC, Donna Hicks, CEO of Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR) and Melissa Clark, President of Habitat for Humanity NCR's Board of Directors will announce the winners of CMHC's eighth-annual charity gingerbread house competition on December 4, 2009.

Local media teams will kick-off the weekend fundraiser with a live gingerbread build competition. Separate designs competitions will be held for local businesses, bakeries, culinary institutes, restaurants and amateurs. The gingerbread homes will be on display all weekend and sold on-site through a silent auction.

All proceeds raised will contribute to Habitat for Humanity's efforts to build homes in the National Capital area.

    
    Location:  Rideau Centre,
               West Bay Bridge, 3rd level
               (near Grand & Toy)
               50 Rideau Street
               Ottawa, Ontario

    Date:      Friday, December 4, 2009

    Time:      Live Media Build: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
               Media Winners and Design
               Competition Winners
               announced: 1:30 p.m.
    

SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

For further information: For further information: Kate Munroe, Media Relations, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (613) 748-4618, kmunroe@cmhc-schl.gc.ca; Donna Hicks, CEO, Habitat for Humanity NCR, (613) 749-9950 x222, donna@habitatncr.com


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