Canadian Icon Jon Montgomery Rouses National Pride at Waterloo Region’s Premier Networking Event


    WATERLOO REGION (April 24, 2014) – The Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA)
    welcomed a stellar crowd of who’s who at their 23rd Annual Industry Luncheon, featuring the fearless Jon
    Montgomery – Olympic Gold Medalist and Host of The Amazing Race Canada.

    WRHBA’s Industry Luncheon is the Association’s most prestigious and highly attended annual networking
    event, synonymous with uniting professionals from all sectors of the residential development and
    construction industry. This year, Association Presidents from the local, provincial and national levels joined
    over 640 guests including dozens of elected officials and numerous community leaders to network, take up
    industry news, hear a powerhouse address from Montgomery and have their photos taken alongside this
    beloved Canadian icon.

    Attendees conjured their National Pride for the Canadian-themed event; flags were waved and hearts were
    filled by the story of a small town boy with the tenacity and grit to beat all odds and bring home an Olympic
    Gold. Jon welcomed all in attendance to try on his Gold Medal; guests went home with not only the
    recollection of what it feels like to be an Olympic champion, but with a once in a lifetime chance to hold a
    piece of Canadian history in their hands. Other lucky guests departed with Montgomery’s inspirational
    words, a signed Canadian flag or two, and of course, a few “selfies” with the Olympian.

    David Reid of Hawksview Homes Ltd. rose to the challenge of a live auction and left with a signed photo
    and beer pitcher, complete with LCBO gift card – auctioned off by Montgomery, who hoisted a pitcher of
    beer during his infamous walk through Whistler, BC after having won gold! The $1,000 raised will join the
    thousands more raised by WRHBA in support of their charity of choice, Ray of Hope. Funds will offset costs
    associated with their recently completed renovation conducted by WRHBA and its dedicated members.

    Douglas Stewart, of Stantec Consulting Ltd. and a longstanding active committee member at all three levels
    of the home builders’ association took home the prestigious 2013 CHBA Maple Leaf Award; the
    Association’s highest ranked award for a non-builder associate member.

    The exciting top notch afternoon was complete with powerhouse networking, industry happenings, great
    food, laughter, excellent company and a high energy speaker; all in all this year’s Industry Luncheon lived
    up to the hype. Make sure to register early if you wish to join in next year, as tables sell quickly.

    WRHBA would like to thank all of its generous sponsors and volunteers who made this day a success;
    without their support, this event would not be possible.
    For more information about the Association visit our website or to arrange for an
    interview, please contact Marie Schroeder, Executive Officer, Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association.
    Promoting building excellence and tradition in Waterloo Region since 1946.
    Since 1946, the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) has been “the voice of residential
    development and construction industry”—one of the most vital and enterprising industries in Canada.
    WRHBA represents over 220 member companies comprised of all disciplines involved in residential
    construction. WRHBA is built on a vision to be a leader in supporting our industry by fostering a vital
    membership through advocacy, resource sharing and education and in its commitment to improve new
    housing affordability and choice for new home purchasers and renovation consumers through positively
    impacting legislation, regulation and policy that affect the industry at all levels of government.


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