Habitat for Humanity Stratford is the Winner of The Brick's First Habitat Home


"Brick by Brick: Building Homes. Building Hope."

EDMONTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK) (the "Brick Group") is pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity Stratford is the recipient of The Brick's first Habitat Home.

From October 11 - November 3, 2011, The Brick invited the public to vote for the Canadian community where they would like to see The Brick build its first Habitat for Humanity home by visiting www.facebook.com/thebrick.  The Brick serves in 50 communities where Habitat for Humanity's 72 affiliates operate across Canada.

Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada with a population of 32,000, located 100 km west of Toronto, ON.

"We are pleased to be building our first Habitat home in Stratford, ON.  It was exciting to see Stratford win", commented Bill Gregson, President & CEO of The Brick, "Through our support of Habitat for Humanity Canada we are demonstrating our company's commitment to being a leader in our community"

"Stratford-Perth was surprised to take such a big lead in the contest early on and win, as we are a small community in a nationwide contest", said Jon E. MacKenzie, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Stratford-Perth, "Everyone in the community worked together to spread the word and encourage others to vote - not a single penny was spent to advertise the contest, which demonstrates the power of social media today".

The Brick will continue to provide updates on the progress of the build in Stratford, which is scheduled to begin mid April 2012 on The Brick facebook page and through Habitat for Humanity Stratford - Perth.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of over 50,000 volunteers every year, HFHC's 72 affiliates nationwide have provided over 2,000 Canadian families with safe, decent and affordable housing. HFHC is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide. For more information on HFHC, please visit www.habitat.ca.

About the Brick Group

The Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, the Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, hospitality and high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

SOURCE The Brick Ltd.

For further information:

Bill Gregson 
President and CEO 
The Brick Group
(780) 930-6300
Greg Nakonechny
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
The Brick Group
(780) 930-6300




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