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Prairie Sunrise students earn big prize money in national Habitat for Humanity's "Meaning of Home" contest

Huge congratulations to Prairie Sunrise students Harleen and Armeen from Ms. Allen’s 5/6 class.

They are both winners of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s “Meaning of Home” contest, earning lots of money for Winnipeg’s chapter of Habitat.

The national contest had over 12,000 entries on the meaning of home. 

Safety, security, a place of love, a place to grow, play, learn and make memories – these are some of the things that children say matter most when asked what home means to them. Affordable housing provides a foundation for all of these things.

Harleen won a grand prize of $30,000 for Winnipeg’s Habitat chapter with her poem “Home, A Place of Love and Laughter.”  


Read Harleen's prize-winning poem here.

Armeen’s story “In My Baba’s Arms” was a runner-up and won $10,000 for Winnipeg’s Habitat for Humanity.

You can read her prize-winning story here.

The contest raised $302,000 for safe and affordable housing across Canada.

Well done Harleen and Armeen!

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