A March 4, 2016 QEW South Post article is entitled: “Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Mariner Ct.”
The opening paragraphs read:
“Uniba Shaikh may have her own bedroom for the first time when her family receives the key to their new townhouse at 5032 Mariner Court.
“ ‘We are looking forward to moving to our own home so much,’ said Shaikh, 11.
Her sister, Areeba, 19, and brothers, Saad, 17, and Asaad, 14, are also happy about ‘having more space, and bedrooms, where we can do our homework,’ Shaikh said.
“ ‘But most importantly, it will give us the opportunity to live a better life.’
“The abandoned townhome – and stigma of a meth lab explosion nearly a decade ago – will be erased and new memories will be built literally and figuratively, thanks to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga.
“Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony means the family, after a decade of waiting, will have a permanent home in 2016.
“The house, near McLaughlin Rd. and Eglinton Ave., was sold to the charity for $2 last Dec. after city council approved a motion granting its sale.”
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March 4, 2016 opening ceremony at Mariner Court
I attended the above-noted opening ceremony at Mariner Court in Mississauga on March 4, 2016.
I found the event highly moving; it is inspiring and encouraging to know of a family in Mississauga that will, with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity and countless hours of volunteer work, have a comfortable place to live after many years of waiting for such an opportunity.
I look forward to writing at length about the opening ceremony; I will attend to such a post when a freelance project, that I’m currently working on, with a deadline approaching, has been completed.
TRCA/Sawmill Sid project at Small Arms Building
Once the freelance work is out of the way, I will also be writing a post (in my role as a volunteer blogger) about a ceremony, which I much enjoyed attending, that took place prior to the Habitat for Humanity event, at the Small Arms Building in Lakeview, in connection with a TRCA/Sawmill Sid project.
The latter project serves as an innovative, aptly entrepreneurial response to the emerald ash borer infestation that has killed millions of ash trees in southwest Ontario and the Great Lakes States.
MCHS 2015 Reunion updates
I also have several post-reunion updates to complete, in connection with the successful October 17, 2015 Malcolm Campbell High School Reunion that took place at Old Mill Toronto. Again, the volunteer work has to take the back seat, while I catch up on some freelance work. When there’s paid work to be done, that takes precedence; the volunteer work can usually wait – unless you’re planning a reunion, or have some other time-sensitive project in the works, which fortunately is not currently the case.