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BILD Race for Humanity 2013 - Toronto Star, In2ition Realty, Habitat for Humanity, BILD GTA

On July 18, 2013, a record 27 teams of builders, developers, renovators, and service professionals took to the streets of Toronto, facing off against each other in the fourth annual Race for Humanity!

Constellation fielded two teams: in the green corner, the “Data Devourers” analyzed clues like no other team could; and in the blue corner, the “Warranty Warriors” followed their directions meticulously so there would be no mistakes.

Presented by In2ition Realty and the Toronto Star, this Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt saw our teams criss-crossing the downtown core in search of their next challenge. All proceeds support Habitat for Humanity Toronto on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) 1,400 members.

Teams danced the “Gangnam Style” and got in touch with their inner-Rice-Krispy-builder by creating miniature developments out of sweets. A speed-hammering contest, five-legged race, tug-of-war, and agame of “Guess Who” featuring the BILD Board of Directors added to the team building and tested their industry knowledge. Here’s a collage of the day’s activities.

Empire Communities Wins the 2013 Race for Humanity presented by BILD and Habitat for Humanity and the Toronto Star

The race ended at BILD’s annual Charity BBQ, where Empire Communities was crowned champions for the second year in a row! They had better watch out for Constellation teams in 2014! A big, humble congratulations to Empire Communities: “Empire Strikes Back” indeed.

Since 2003, BILD has raised more than $535,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Follow along with the action using the hashtag #BILDR4H2013 on Twitter and Instagram for more photos of the day’s events. Check out our teams from last year too!

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Christie Lake Camp for Kids

Christie Lake Camp for Kids

Builders support communities, and we support builders!

Tamarack Developments has taken it upon themselves to support the Christie Lake Canoe for Kids event, year after year, and we are happy to play a small part. Friday is your last chance to donate! Follow the link, and select “Team Tamarack” if you wish to support the team directly.

Thanks, and happy Canoeing!


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12 steps to drive your home building business using social media

Professional Remodeler magazine has published a helpful guide to social media marketing for builders and remodelers. Brad Yoho, director of marketing for Dave Yoho Associates, helps you set a social media plan that will actually show results. Here are some of his most important points:

      • Listen
      • Be relevant
      • Track everything


Are you generating leads via social media? Join the conversation!


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