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Re-Purpose for a Purpose Design Challenge

What a wonderful time at our RePurpose for a Purpose Design Challenge Gala.

We had music, food, live designing, surprises, giveaways but most importantly, we raised money to build more safe, decent, and affordable homes on Prince Edward Island. Thank you to all who came out to the event. We hope you had a great time. Thank you to all of our sponsors because it wouldn’t have been a success with out you. Check out the pictures below, there was a lot of talent at this event.

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VIP Ticket Holders! The pickup and drop off locations/times have been announced! Please ensure you arrive at the pickup location ON TIME as the Ultimate Limo Bus will leave promptly.

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VIP Tickets only $75 and include your transportation to and from the event on the Ultimate Party Limo Bus and surprises

General Admission is only $60

Tickets can be purchased at National Banks in Summerside and Charlottetown and at the ReStore Charlottetown.

“Re-Purpose for a Purpose Design Challenge Gala” will be held on October 17th at the magnificent Clinton Hills – itself a beautifully re-purposed 1959 rustic barn. Teams of two will decorate a 10′ by 10′ space with pre-selected package of items provided to them from our very own treasure trove: The Habitat for Humanity PEI ReStore! Teams will have one month from the date they receive items to transform them into a roomful of treasures. This could entail re-purposing items in their package to make new and exciting pieces and/or refinishing items to show off their existing beauty.

Meet our teams!



Greg Doran and Joe Millar

Joe Millar is the owner of Colourblind, a clothing store in Charlottetown. Greg Doran is a professor at UPEI, who teaches Theatre and English.



Pam Jewell

I’ve come a long way since my beginnings with crayons and coloring books!

Over the years I have dabbled in watercolors & acrylics, soft sculpture,
doll making, and seasonal crafts. Most recently, I have enjoyed sewing
and helping out the costume making with A.C.T. A Community Theatre.

Occasionally I have wandered over into the props department and helped to make
a boar’s head from paper mache, and build a suit of armor from old hockey
equipment. Its really repurposing, only in a different medium. It doesn’t matter
what medium I am working with, be it wood, fabric, metal, etc., its always a fun
challenge for me.

The design challenge for Habitat is a great way for all the talented folks
to showcase their creative abilities for a good cause. Transforming one article
into something entirely different is a wonderful opportunity to Repurpose
with a purpose.

Happy designing to all participants!!!



Arnold Smith, left, of Pleasant Valley heads up the “Smith Ridge” team with Carter Jeffery of Hunter River assisting. Arnold has been repurposing all his life – from old dressers to his century old ancestral home he saved from demolition in 1999. Carter is a draftsman who had always had a keen interest in preserving the past and the built heritage of the Island. It was not so long ago Repurposing was a necessity on PEI and inparticular rural areas. “Waste not want not” was a moto that everyone lived by. Now repurposing is a fashionable thing to do…it cuts back on waste..helps save the environment..saves money. In this case it helps raise awareness and much needed funds for Habitat Humanity projects. An organization which has and continues to play a vital roll in supplying affordable homes for deserving
Families on PEI. It is privilege to be part of this fund raising event. Thank you for your support.


My name is Meaghan Noel and my repurposing partner as well as my life partner is Ryan Doucet.
We live in Charlottetown, neither of us are from PEI but can recognize a good thing when we see it, so we stayed!
We have a 4 yr old son Emmet and he keeps us busy.
When we aren’t being super parents we can be found at home, or in our garage either redoing something that has already been redone for the 5th time. We appreciate charm and character and have a strong philosophy in reduce reuse recycle. Up cycling is in our blood and it is a passion we share. We love working together because we share very similar taste but each of us has a some unique differences. Ryan has a passion for industrial look while I have more of a rustic whimsy tendency. Our home is a collection of projects we have done individually but also together. We consider our home to be the best display of our talents, tastes and creativity. We have a strong affinity for the work that HFH does and we are so excited to be apart of this great fundraising event!


Heather & Lenny Gallant of Birdmouse

We are a husband and wife team operating our small business out of our workshop in St. Georges, PEI (near Cardigan). This event is right up our alley since this is what we do for a living! We are makers and our sole source of materials is our community’s cast offs. We take wood and furniture that no longer has value and transform it into something beautiful. We are excited to unleash our imaginations on the lot ReStore provided and look forward to seeing the other teams’ creativity as well.

At our gala on October 17th, each team will have their own 10′x10′ space and 90 minutes to do their finishing touches while our audience and judges watch. The evening will crown two winners; one of the Judge’s Choice Award and one of the People’s Choice Award. Pieces will then be auctioned to the public, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity PEI to help Island Families.

Our audience will be entertained by not only this live design show but also with music and food at our beautifully sponsored venue; Clinton Hills.

Habitat for Humanity – Always thinking families first.




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