Media Advisory - Ty Pennington battles it out for Toronto families living in

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington will come out to show his support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto by battling it out with the organization's CEO Neil Hetherington in a "Battle to Build the Best Birdhouse" in just a matter of minutes at the Habitat Toronto ReStore booth at the National Home Show. Supermodel Monika Schnarre will host the competition and decide on the winner. Fans of the TV show and Habitat Toronto supporters will watch and cheer for the competitors as they face off to raise awareness of the need for more affordable housing in Toronto. The birdhouses will then be given as a housewarming gift to Habitat Partner families.

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    Who:    Ty Pennington, Host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
            Monika Schnarre, Canadian Supermodel
            Neil Hetherington, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto

    When:   Friday, February 19th, 2010, 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Where:  The National Home Show
            Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
            100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto

About Habitat for Humanity Toronto:

Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of three ReStores. Habitat ReStores sell quality new and gently used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in more than 100 countries around the world.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: For further information: Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353 ext 223, cell: (416) 436-4190,; Joanna M. Dwyer, Marketing and Communications Associate, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353, ext. 228,; On Friday call Neil Hetherington at (416) 436-4190

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