Grand Prize Winner of Home Hardware $50,000 Ultimate Backyard Makeover
Contest Announced

ST. JACOBS, ON, July 21 /CNW/ - This summer, Stewart Sebben's backyard will receive a $50,000 overhaul thanks to Home Hardware's $50,000 Ultimate Backyard Makeover Contest. The contest, which ran across Canada from April 5 until May 30, saw more than 500,000 Canadians submit ballots in hopes of receiving the dream makeover.

"On behalf of Home Hardware, Buddy Pitt and his staff at Orangeville Home Hardware Building Centre we are thrilled to present a prize of this magnitude to Stewart," said Paul Straus, Vice President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "$50,000 combined with the quality products, exceptional service and advice of Home Hardware will create a backyard retreat that will bring years of enjoyment for Stewart and his family."

The grand prize can be used for a major project, such as a new deck, shed or interlocking brick; and, other backyard items such as a barbecue, patio set and planters. Stewart received the prize today at a special celebration ceremony at his local Home Hardware in Orangeville, Ontario.

"I was extremely excited when I found out I was the Grand Prize Winner," said Sebben. "I can't wait for the makeover to get underway and with all of the amazing products Home Hardware has to offer, I can't wait to show-off my new backyard to family and friends."

To enter Home Hardware's Ultimate Backyard Makeover Contest customers across Canada were encouraged to submit a ballot by mail, in-store or online between April 5th and May 30th. One entrant was randomly selected as the Grand Prize Winner. One entrant was awarded the second place prize of a rechargeable riding lawnmower, ten entrants won Yardman Lawnmowers and one hundred entrants were awarded a Beauti-Tone Woodshield certificate.

Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest independent hardware, lumber and building materials and furniture retailer with 1,070 stores across Canada, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Dealers have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products and the company has annual retail sales of $4.85 billion. The cooperative was founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers.

SOURCE Home Hardware Stores Limited

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