See the below information from Habitat for Humanity:
The Meaning of Home contest, which runs from January 7, 2019 to February 18, 2019, invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them for a chance to direct $25,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice. Since 2007, over 50,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Thanks to their inspiring words, and Genworth Canada’s generous support, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.
The Meaning of Home contest offers a unique and meaningful way to get your child involved in the creative writing process. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving back to the community and foster their active participation as world citizens.
|October 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019||Sign-up to receive more information and contest updates
|January 7, 2019||Contest opens for submissions
|February 18, 2019||Contest closes
|February 19 – March 28, 2019||Judging of all entries
|April 2019||Winners are announced
Each grade will have a grand prize winner and three runners-up for a total of 12 prizes.
Grand Prize Winner (three total, one per grade) – $25,000
Each grade winner of the Meaning of Home contest will receive a $25,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build of their choice. Additional prizes include an iPad and class pizza party.
3 Runner-up Prizes (nine total, three per grade) – $5,000
Three contest runners-up per grade will each receive a $5,000 grant towards a Habitat build project of their choice. Additional prizes include an electronic tablet and class pizza party.
And $10 per essay will be generously donated by the contest’s founding sponsor, Genworth Canada to your local Habitat for Humanity for every contest entry submitted from within their region!
That means that your child’s participation is helping Canadian families access safe, decent and affordable homes that they pay for with a no down payment, interest-free affordable mortgage.
While the contest is free to enter, if you would like to match the $10 donation to Habitat as a result of your child’s essay entry, you can do so by visiting habitat.ca/supportstudent from October 29, 2018 to February 18, 2019. All donations go back to your local Habitat to help them build more homes for more families in our community.
What’s inside your kit:
Now that you have signed up, you can download the digital parent toolkit found on meaningofhome.ca, or simply click on the links below to download the materials. We’ve provided everything you need to get your child involved in the Meaning of Home contest. This digital tool kit includes:
We are very thankful for your child’s participation in the Meaning of Home contest. To access submission forms (online and mail), contest rules or to submit your child’s entry, visit meaningofhome.ca
Many thanks for your support!
Christmas is usually a time of celebration. However, for some families it is a financial struggle. This
year the Hampton Village Community Association, in partnership with St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic
School and Bridge City Bible Church, will be collecting donations for Christmas Hampers to help
three families in Hampton Village. Our goal is to help provide food for meals and gifts during this
All donations can be made to the Hampton Village Community Association. Cash or cheques can
be dropped off at the main office of St. Lorenzo school. Alternatively, donations can be made in
person to Dave Cornelius, information is found below. Donations can be made anytime between
November 1 and December 7, 2018. The HVCA is unable to issue charitable receipts.
This is an opportunity to show that we care about all families in this great neighbourhood. For
more information about the Christmas Hampers, please contact Dave Cornelius (306)261-9218 or
Hampton Village Community Association
Hello Hampton Village Community Association Members and Residents,
Our annual general meeting is fast approaching. We would love to have your attendance and input at our meeting on October 10th, 2018 @ 6PM. Pizza and pop will be served and there will be a door prize draw as well. We are currently looking to fill 8 board positions so if any of the positions interest you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached please find the meeting agenda, 2017 meeting minutes, 2018/2019 budget, Proposed revised bylaws and a chart outlining major changes.
We welcome feedback. Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.
Hampton Village Community Association
Amendments to HVCA Bylaws and Articles 20181010
HVCA 2017 Draft AGM Minutes 20171011
HVCA 2018-19 Operating Budget
HVCA Final AGM Agenda 20181010
Official Governance Documents revisions drafted Sept 30 2018