Habitat for Humanity staff members are inviting Kemptville residents to spend the day outdoors watching curling this weekend.
The organization is hosting a for-fun fundraising tournament called “Bonspiel for Builds” on Saturday, March 25th.
Taylor Mueller, the Fund Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity’s Greater Ottawa branch, says the event is raising money for the Kemptville Korners housing development.
“We’re going to have curlers on the ice at 9:00 AM for their first draw,” Mueller says. “It’s a really family-fun tournament, so there is no real competition, we want to see everyone come out and have fun.”
Mueller says lunch and dinner will be served at the event, and there’ll be a live music performance by Kemptville-based cover band The Grateful Kids.
“Anyone from the community can come out, and we just ask that they provide a donation at the door to come watch some really, really good music,” Mueller adds.
Kemptville Korners, a collaboration between Habitat’s Greater Ottawa and 1000 Islands branches, is a 15-unit housing project.
“It’s just across from the [Kemptville District Hospital], on the old Campus property,” explains Director of Construction Adrian Schut. “We have a combination of townhomes, stacked townhomes, we have some accessible homes, and we have units ranging up to four bedrooms, which are all kinds of family-oriented units.”
Schut says work is well underway on the development, with the foundations complete and walls starting to go up.
“We’re gonna just keep moving upwards,” he says. “We’ll be building over the next year, year and a half, here in Kemptville, and we’re looking forward to working more with the community as we go.”
You can find more details on the Bonspiel for Builds event by visiting the Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa Facebook page.
If you’re interested in making a donation to the organization, or volunteering to help work on the construction, you can also visit their website to find out how.