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Nov 1, 2019

RIDE THROUGH THE ROCKIES RAISES FUNDS FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTHERN ALBERTA

Calgary, AB – Ride through the Rockies took place August 23-25, 2019, raising funds and heart rates with a grueling cycling trek – all in the name of helping Habitat for Humanity. In total, $115,330 was raised for Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.

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This annual fundraiser, sponsored by Star Building Materials, challenges cyclists to complete a three-day, 345 km journey through the Rocky Mountains. Each cyclist has pledged to raise at least $2,500 for Habitat for Humanity to help local families build stability and independence through affordable home ownership. 

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“The comradery and friendships that I have developed through this ride continue to inspire me every day," said Ken Crockett, Vice-President, Star Building Materials Calgary. "I know that the difference that we can make through our fundraising efforts will last a lifetime for the families of Habitat for Humanity.”

In September, the Ride through the Rockies participants were on-hand for a home dedication ceremony in Bowness, AB, with the completion of 10 new Habitat homes. Over 100 people were in attendance, including Alberta’s minister for Seniors and Housing, Josephine Pon.

Every dollar invested by the government on this build was matched twice with funds raised from sponsors, donors, and community partners. The City of Calgary waived development fees and offsite levies as well, reducing the cost of the build.

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Ride through the Rockies participants were on-hand for a home dedication ceremony in Bowness, AB

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