This weekend our President, Duane Gibson, attended the Playhouse Build Competition & Auction for the “Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.” The fundraising event was held to support children and youth victims of crime in Niagara.
Duane attended in support of the event with the Niagara Home Builders Association and one of Gibbys clients, Rinaldi Homes.
Several of Niagara’s Local Developers including Rinaldi Homes, Mountainview Homes, Phelps Homes, and Southport Builders, participated in the event. The builders provided all their time and labour at no expense and turned the parking lot at Jeanne Sauve French Immersion Public School in St. Catharines into a playhouse construction zone for the afternoon.
All of the playhouses were auctioned off at the end of the day, and as it turned out Duane was one of the lucky winning bidders. We’re calling our new (upside-down) building “Gibbys Playhouse.”
The Playhouse Build Competition & Auction raised $3,000 for the centre, which helps with child abuse investigations by reducing the amount of times a child has to repeat their experience to adults. The centre also provides support and therapeutic resources for children and their families, as well as long-term support.
This event showcases Niagara developers: Rinaldi Homes Inc, Mountainview Homes, Southport Builders Niagara & Phelps Homes in a friendly competition to build custom playhouses that will be auctioned off live on site! These one-of-a-kind playhouses will be auctioned off at the end of the afternoon. Bidding will start at $300 – with all proceeds supporting the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara!
Come out and show your support as we are ‘Building for Change and Shaping the Future Together’ for Niagara’s children and youth.
Enjoy an afternoon BBQ lunch sponsored by Service Experts, let the kids participate in fun activities and enjoy bouncing with Niagara Inflatables & Games, Inc. or watch live demonstrations from local clubs and performers. Watch the Build Competition & bid on your favourite playhouse. Participate in our silent auction to take home your own backyard treasure.