OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, along with Ken Merkley, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region, will announce the winners of CMHC's tenth annual charity gingerbread house competition on November 18, 2011.

Local media teams will kick-off the weekend fundraiser with a live gingerbread build competition. Separate competitions will be held for local businesses, bakeries, culinary institutes, restaurants and amateurs. The gingerbread homes will be on display all weekend and sold on-site through a silent auction.

All proceeds raised will contribute to Habitat for Humanity's efforts to build homes in the National Capital area.

Location: Rideau Centre,
West Bay Bridge, 3rd level
(near Grand & Toy)
50 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: Live Media Build: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Dr. Kellie Leitch delivers remarks: 1:20 p.m.
Media Winners and Design Competition Winners announced: 1:45 p.m.

Contact Information:

Alyson Queen
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482
alyson.queen@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Kate Munroe
Media Relations Officer
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
613-748-4618
kmunroe@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Una Folkson Singh
Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity NCR
613-749-9950 x223
fundraising@habitatncr.com