Media Advisory and Photo Op - Brian McCourt to Help Kick Off Habitat Playhouse Build-a-thon Challenge

BURLINGTON, ON, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Contractor Brian McCourt, co-host of HGTV's Backyard Builds and expert on this season of Home To Win, will join Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga (HFHHM) and CUMIS Group Limited on Tuesday, June 6th for HFHHM's inaugural Playhouse Build-a-thon Challenge.

From June 6th-8th, HFHHM will partner with CUMIS Group Limited to host their first Playhouse Build-a-thon Challenge. Each day, four teams of five people will be on-site competing to assemble, paint and decorate the best child-sized playhouse. Teams will be able to choose from four themes to use as inspiration. The completed playhouses will be judged based on the quality of the build, their use of creativity, the sale-ability of the finished product and amount of fun they had while completing it. At the end of the three days, a first-place prize will be presented to the top team. The playhouse deemed the best will be auctioned off at HFHHM's Annual Golf Classic on June 22. The remaining playhouses will be taken to HFHHM's ReStore locations in Burlington, Milton and Mississauga to be sold to help build affordable Habitat homes for hard-working, low-income families in need.

Brian McCourt's visit on Tuesday will give teams the opportunity to ask him for advice, tips and tricks on how to make their playhouse one-of-a-kind. Media are invited to attend on Tuesday, June 6th for interviews and pictures with Brian and build participants between 11am and 1pm.




Playhouse Build-a-Thon Challenge


June 6, 2017 from 11am to 1pm        


HGTV expert Brian McCourt and build participants from CUMIS Group Limited


CUMIS Group Limited parking lot
151 North Service Road, Burlington, ON 


About Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga is a local, non-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Our mission is to use our knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable homeownership options with the aim of alleviating the cycle of poverty within our community. Habitat Halton-Mississauga is a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and part of a worldwide network that spans 90 countries. This network has built over 500,000 homes, and it is now building a new home every 24 minutes. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga continues to provide affordable home products and new and used building materials at our three ReStore locations in Mississauga, Milton and Burlington. All funds raised support the HomeOwnership programs of Habitat Halton-Mississauga. For more information, please call 905-637-4446 or visit

About CUMIS Group Limited

The CUMIS Group Limited partners with credit unions to deliver competitive insurance and financial solutions. In doing so, it creates financial security and promotes the growth and success of the credit union system in Canada. CUMIS' principal companies are CUMIS Life Insurance Company and CUMIS General Insurance Company, and it has a 50 per cent interest in Credential Financial Inc. CUMIS is jointly owned by Co-operators Life Insurance Company and Central 1 Credit Union.


SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga

For further information: Sarah Golan, Marketing and Communications Manager, Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, Phone: 905-637-4446 ext. 223, Cell: 289-962-1592, Email:; Leonard Sharman, Senior Communications Consultant, Corporate Communications, The Co-operators, Phone: 519-767-3937, Toll Free: 1-800-265-2662 Ext: 303937, Email:


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