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Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region

October 12, 2011


Governor General to Meet with Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region Volunteers


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will participate in a Habitat for Humanity construction project on affordable housing, in Ottawa, on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. In addition to taking part in the build, His Excellency will meet with the new home owners and the volunteers who have made the project possible.

As patron of this non-profit organization, the Governor General will work alongside volunteers and learn about how their volunteering experience has changed their lives. His Excellency believes that philanthropy and volunteerism are key components in establishing a smart and caring nation, and has incorporated these principles into the three pillars of his mandate as the 28th governor general of Canada.

Media are invited to a photo opportunity at 1902 Hampstead Place, Ottawa, on October 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

About Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR)
Habitat for Humanity NCR is a charity whose mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to break the cycle of poverty by providing affordable housing with interest-free financing, making home ownership a realistic goal for low-income working families in the National Capital Region and in developing countries worldwide. Habitat for Humanity NCR is funded solely through donations from individuals, local businesses, national corporations and foundations. For more information, please visit



Media information:

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Shirley Brown
Habitat for Humanity NCR
613-749-9950 ext. 224


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