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Building in Baja, Mexico

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

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Doing Good For Durham

The DRHBA Helps Local Not-for-Profits

Each year the DRHBA holds a golf tournament to help raise funds for local not for profits.
This year the recipients were Grandview Children’s Centre in Oshawa and Wind Reach Farm in Ashburn.

The event was a great success with  the resulting contributions of $5000 to each Not for profit.

Pictured above: from left to right: DRHBA Tournament organizer Marianne Tracey, Steve Snider, DRHBA President and the recipient for Wind Reach Farm.

Pictured below: from left to right : Marianne Tracey, Stephen Snider and the recipients for Grandview Children’s Center in Oshawa.

Well Done DRHBA!

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Please Welcome Anita DeVries!

Anita DeVries the New Executive Officer of the DRHBA

Advocating for Durham Region Home Builders’ and their customers is the primary focus of the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association. Therefore they have selected Anita DeVries as their new Executive Officer.

DeVries has a background in journalism, politics and construction and will be filling the role left vacant by Donna Donaldson, who served the association for the past decade.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve you as your new Executive Officer,” DeVries told DRHBA members at a dinner meeting Tuesday night. “Together we can be a potent power in the construction industry for our members and our customers.”

A former reporter for Metroland and the Lindsay Post, DeVries holds an Honours BA in English and History from Trent University, and a Journalism Diploma from Durham College, she has also been working in the construction industry for over 20 years.

DRHBA has been an active voice for Durham Region Builders since 1953. Its mission is to “be the voice of the residential construction industry in Durham Region; to achieve an environment in which our membership can operate profitably; and, to promote affordability and choice of high quality homes for our customers.”

Stephen Snider, president of DRHBA, welcomes Anita DeVries as the new Executive Officer.

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True North Eavestroughing Dines With Dignitaries From Durham Region!

What a fantastic evening!

It was the kick off for New Homes Month in Durham, and I had the pleasure of meeting Durham’s finest: Members of Durham Regional Council, Mayors from all the municipalities and our Members of the Provincial and Federal Parliaments.

This was a highly attended dinner meeting as the dignitaries spoke on the upcoming events around Durham and Durham’s housing market.

An event such as this is would not be possible without the help of our association’s corporate sponsors, and True North Eavestroughing (Owner John Whyte) would like to thank the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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Get in on the Ground Floor!

True North Eavestroughing will be participating in the upcoming “Fall Home & Design Show” in Peterborough on Saturday October 27 & Sunday October 28, 2012. Presented by our sister organization, The Peterborough & The Kawarthas Home Builders Association, and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, there will be over 100 exhibitors – everything from renovators, suppliers and builders. You’ll be able to find us at booth #77. As proud members of the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association and Renomark, we look forward to being a part of Peterborough’s newest Tradeshow targeted at the fall and winter market.

You can find more information at the Peterborough Chamber web site.

See you there!

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Lala…lalalala…hey budda boom, budda bing…

as East Side Mario’s, Oshawa Centre gives it up for Habitat for Humanity Durham!

Habitat's New Build Needs Your Support

Habitat Durham is focusing all their fundraising events towards their new build “CentreTowne” in Oshawa.  Join them on July 19 at East Side Mario’s as the restaurant donates a portion of every dinner sold to the charity.  Meet some of the Habitat Durham staff and volunteers and get inspired to help them get this amazing project going.  Shovels in the ground May 2012!

For more information on this and other events or sponsorship opportunities availability, please contact:

Habitat Helps Communities

Kathy Chateauvert

Fund Development


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Camaro Lovers Unite in Oshawa This Weekend!

Camaro Lovers  from across North America will meet in Oshawa this weekend.

Thousands of other auto buffs from across North America are rumbling into Oshawa this weekend to pay homage to their favourite car — the iconic Chevrolet Camaro muscle car and its close cousin, the now out-of-production, Pontiac Firebird.

They are converging on General Motors assembly complex, the only plant in the world that builds the Camaro coupe and a convertible version. GM exports the two models to more than 50 countries.

Camaro Lovers Delight

The Oshawa event will likely be the biggest Auto convention in the Camaro’s 45-year history.

Jason Ory a 36 year old Camaro buff also runs, a website in honour of the biggest, but now also out-of-production model in the Camaro family.

Ory was so serious about the Camaro that before marrying in 2007, he needed to know whether his fiancée would allow him to buy the car if GM ever produced a new one.

“We reached a mutual understanding or a sort of verbal pre-nuptial agreement,” he admitted while zipping through Birmingham, Ala., with four other “Camaro comrades” in a small “Camaravan” of cars.

Travell an industry consultant said the Camaro draws significant numbers of shoppers to the Chevrolet brand and into dealerships. They might not buy the Camaro but may end up purchasing another Chevrolet model because of the connection, he noted.

This article is courtesy of Elfie Hayes of Mortgage Intelligence Oshawa, “More Lenders, More Options, Lowest Rates”

866-452-1100 or

Elfie Hayes

Elfie Hayes (AMP)

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