Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Canadian landmark to twinkle blue and green
in support of affordable housing

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - For one night only, Canada's natural wonder of the world will be illuminated in Habitat for Humanity's signature blue and green in recognition of World Habitat Day. This limited time photo opportunity will highlight Canadian support for the effort to help every person around the world obtain access to decent affordable housing - a basic human right.

    WHAT:  The United Nations declares the first Monday of October every year
           as World Habitat Day.

    WHY:   Even though 87 per cent of Canadians believe that access to
           affordable housing should be a basic human right, every day one
           million people are forced to make the unthinkable choice between
           shelter and other basic needs, such as food and clothing.

           Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing policy.
           The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural
           Rights declared this state of homeless and inadequate housing a
           national emergency. As a developed nation, this is a problem we
           have a responsibility to fix.

    WHERE: Niagara Falls, 6650 Niagara Pky, Niagara Falls, Ontario

    WHEN:  Monday, October 5th, 2009
           7:00pm photo opportunity outside Table Rock Restaurant.
           Illumination for the first 15 minutes of every hour will be blue
           and green until 11:00pm.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Canada

For further information: For further information: Stephanie Nadalin, Optimum Public Relations, (416) 306-6561,

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