Ride For Refuge

Road Riders Unite For all of you out there who love the feel the wind in your face as you put your muscles to the test and navigate the asphalt, this event is for you!

  • If you run an internet search for the word "community" you might come across this definition: “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”

    On August 15th and 16th this feeling of fellowship truly came to life as 50 plus volunteers and 11 of our Community Partners rallied up for the Work Bee at 8745 Government Street, Burnaby.

    The goal was to help Habitat Partner Families get their houses into shape for the fall and provide the strata council with a clean slate as it is scheduled to take possession of the 1999 townhouse complex.

    This was no small project but that did not deter our wonderful volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and got their hands, knees and clothes dirty. As the days went by, muscles, shovels, hammers, paint rollers and even a boom truck moved around joyfully to dig ditches, pave and light a parking area, build fences, paint and power wash.

    The sense of friendship and togetherness was almost tangible and our Community Partners generously contributed to the success of the cleanup by helping us meet needs such as catering, equipment, homebuilding supplies and even entertainment!

    A true Community gathered around the residents of Government Street. We, at Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, are truly blessed to rely on such wonderful forces.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Government Street Townhome Work Bee Volunteers Needed

    Family and Volunteer Block Party BBQ

    Our Phase Six families at Government Street have already been in their new homes for one year and our Phase One families for more than 13 years – amazing! 

    The passage of time means that there are now a number of areas that are in need of some TLC.
    With summer sun keeping us energized, what better time to tackle a few significant projects!

    We are looking for experienced volunteers to help out as Crew Leads in the following areas in addition to volunteers willing to be part of a specific team below:

    Construction Repairs
    General Cleanup

    When: Friday, August 15th & Saturday, August 16th  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Both Days)

    Where: 8745 Government Street, Burnaby

    Why:  Help our partner families get their homes in top shape for the fall and beyond.

    Details:  This will be two full days of work on the site – lunch will be provided.

    Volunteers will need to provide their own work gear such as: work gloves, work boots/shoes, rain jacket if required. 

    We would be grateful to have you by our side. Thank you for all that you give.

    Kindly RSVP with your availability to:   admin@habitatgv.ca

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