Parry Sound Chapter

about us

Habitat Ontario Gateway North is a non-profit housing organization that believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. We mobilize communities to help working, lower-income families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we have built more than 45 homes for families, including over 40 children, in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing across the Ontario Gateway North territory.

The Parry Sound Chapter began in 2010 as the Parry Sound Adopt-A-Home Committee; a group of dedicated local volunteers worked toward the completion of the first community build project on Emily St. in 2013. When territories amalgamated into Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North in 2014, Parry Sound became an official chapter. Since then, our dedicated Parry Sound chapter members have built 3 more homes. We have served 4 families total in the Parry Sound area. In support of this important work, we host three annual fundraising events; the Yard Sale, the Golf Tournament, and the "Hat-Trick” Hockey Raffle.

yard sale

The Parry Sound Chapter Yard Sale is our largest event, occurring this year on the Labour Day long weekend: Saturday, September 4th (8 am-2 pm), and Sunday and Monday, September 5th and 6th (9 am-1 pm). The location is Dunn'sParry Sound Self-Storage. In order to maintain social distancing, this year appointments are required. Only 16 slots will be available per half-hour intervals. Bookings will begin Friday, August 20th on a first-come, first-serve basis. To book your slot, call Pat at 705-773-2178. *No guarantee of entry without an appointment. Properly fitted face masks are required for entry. Hand sanitizer will be available. To ensure our Giant Yard Sale continues to flourish, we collect donations of new and gently used items year-round. To make a donation, contact Ab Fuller at 705-346-2697. 

golf tournament

The annual "Best-Ball” Golf Tournament is hosted at the beautiful Rocky Crest course. The event fee includes a cart, lunch, and a banquet dinner, at which awards are given out. There is also a silent auction and the ability to sponsor a hole. This event has unfortunately been canceled for this year, but we are prepared to tee-up and see everyone at our 2022 tournament. Start practising your swing!

hockey raffle

The Hat-Trick Hockey Raffle brings hockey fans out to win one of three sets of donated Toronto Maple Leafs tickets. We raffle the tickets off at the end of the year, in November or early December. Raffle tickets are limited, so keep an eye on our Facebook or Instagram page to know when ticket sales are on!

our team
PETER HERBERT

Vice Chair

Financial Manager

Member, Fundraising Committee

Member, Family Selection Committee

DOUG MACDONALD

Chapter representative on the OGN Board

Chair, Building Committee

AB FULLER

Chair, Fundraising Committee

Member Building Committee

JACQUI MORRISON

Member, Family Selection Committee

Member, Steering Committee

JIM MCLELLAN

Chairman, OGN Board

Member, Family Selection Committee

Golf Tournament Contact

GREGG HOLMES

Member Building Committee

PAT HOWE

Secretary

LINDA WEST

Volunteer Coordinator

Member, Building Committee

DANIEL WALKER

Member, Steering Committee

CATHY STANLEY

Member, Steering Committee

Golf Tournament Contact

KATHY CLARKE

Member, Steering Committee

HEATHER AND JIM STANLEY

Members of the Family Partnering Committee