CMHC's 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $27,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity - HRM

    HALIFAX, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Business professionals from all sectors of the
housing industry gathered on the golf course yesterday at the Granite Springs
Golf Club to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity - HRM. The annual
charity event, hosted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, raised
$27,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity - HRM.
    "CMHC is proud to give back to the community and support an organization
that shares in our vision of affordable housing," said Carolyn Kavanagh,
General Manager of CMHC's Atlantic Business Centre. "As a national gold
sponsor for Habitat for Humanity, and the Lead National Sponsor for its
Aboriginal Housing Program, CMHC is pleased to be partnering with Habitat for
    "We are very pleased that Habitat was selected, again this year, to
receive the proceeds from this event", said Tina Kelly, President of Habitat
for Humanity - HRM. "These funds help us in the building of simple, decent,
affordable homes for deserving families," she added.
    "Our event was a success once again this year thanks to the support and
generosity of our partners and clients. Without their contributions, we would
not be able to make this donation to Habitat for Humanity," added Mrs.
    More than 20 sponsors and donors helped make this golf event a success,
including Altus Group (Platinum Sponsor), Shannex, Killam Properties, First
National Financial, Scotiabank, Atlantc Home Warranty, Cape Cod Siding Inc,
BMO Bank of Montreal, Novacorp Properties Ltd., Nova Scotia Association of
Realtors, O'Reagans, Southwest Properties Ltd, REIC, TD Canada Trust, W.M.
Fares and Associates, RBC Royal Bank and Mortgage Intelligence.

    As Canada's national housing agency, CMHC draws on more than 60 years of
experience to help Canadians access a variety of quality, environmentally
sustainable and affordable homes. CMHC also provides reliable, impartial and
up-to-date housing market reports, analysis and knowledge to support and
assist consumers and the housing industry in making vital decisions.

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For further information:

For further information: Katherine LeBlanc, CMHC, Communications and
Marketing Consultant, (902) 426-6581

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