The College Home 2017
CHBA Program In Support of the Lethbridge College Trade & Technology Expansion
The Lethbridge College Home – Building Futures Together
The CHBA – LR has made a pledge to the Lethbridge College to build 10 homes over 5 years with the proceeds of each sale going towards the Lethbridge College Trade & Technology Expansion project. This partnership came to life from an industry idea to enhance the City we live in and increase the capability of young people in the trades to be able to learn and train close to home.
The objective of this project is to raise $750,000 over 5 years through building and selling 10 designer show homes. The members of the CHBA have pledged to donate time and resources to the project and all proceeds above costs will be donated to the Lethbridge Trades & Technology expansion project.
The members of the CHBA have initiated this program and believe in supporting the Lethbridge College in efforts to improve current programming and encourage students to choose Lethbridge by creating more learning opportunities right here at home.
Be sure to come and visit the College Home built by Stranville Living Master Builder! The home will be available to view and purchase during the 2017 CHBA Parade of Homes! See the show map for directions to the homes.
The Parade of Homes is 50 years young and stronger than ever!
Despite challenging economic conditions, the Lethbridge Parade of Homes is still an event that every member of the Canadian Home Builders Association looks forward to. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Parade of Homes, the community can look back at the humble beginning of a parade featuring a handful of homes on a single street, to the incredible showing that stretches from corner to corner to corner and in the communities surrounding Lethbridge. Even though the Parade is a staple here in Lethbridge, it isn’t common in most Cities of Canada. Recently, the notion has been catching on and you can now find a few in other areas. That just shows how innovative Lethbridge was back in 1966 and how innovative we continue to be with our styles, design and safety practices.
To celebrate the 50th Parade of Homes, we are doing a few extra things for you! We want you to celebrate with us! To celebrate, we are giving away a $5000 landscaping package courtesy of the Scenic Drive Landscape Center, located at Lafarge, and all you have to do is visit our show homes and look for the display located inside each home to enter! It’s that simple; the more homes you visit; the more times you can enter! The winner will be announced on October 10! Good luck!
Another pretty spectacular event happening this year is year four of the College Home Project. If you have been touring the Parade over the past 3 years, you have likely seen the previous College Homes and understand how this unique project is encouraging and helping solidify the success of skilled trades in the future. CHBA members are creating 10 stunning homes over 5 years, with proceeds going directly to the new Trades Training Facility at Lethbridge College! This is a one of a kind donation program that has a very powerful impact. A program like this bring awareness around how important it is to have a well-built home and that it is not as simple as throwing a hammer around. Homes built in 1966 were solid but building technology has evolved rapidly and builders of today’s homes require a high level of skill, intellect and intense training. CHBA members are doing their part and giving back to an industry that has provided for their families for decades. I couldn’t be happier to present the College Home Year Four Builder: Empire Homes! Be sure to check out this home located in Southgate, along your way.
As a supplier member of the CHBA, I appreciate how much goes into the planning and creation of these remarkable homes. Everyone who works on a show home knows that it will be on display for thousands of people to see and so they put in that extra special touch they can call their own. From design to wood work to decorating, every aspect is checked and rechecked to ensure perfection. It’s been said time and time again but is worth repeating; members of the CHBA are creating more than just houses. We are creating amazing spaces for people to raise their families in, curl up with a book by the fire and be cozy in, dream their dreams and live their lives in. We are creating more than houses; we are creating communities.
Please enjoy your time with us this year, we hope you like what you see!
CHBA Lethbridge Region President