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DREAM HOME I n the community it’s known as the Y Dream Home, but to the TRU School of Trades and Technology and the local Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), builders of the Dream Home, it’s known as the Training House. 2019 marks the 29th consecutive year of successful collaboration between TRU and CHBACI. The Training House offers a unique opportunity to benefit both organizations as well as the community at large through the YMCA/YWCA programs funded by the proceeds from the Dream Home lottery. TRU’s building trades students are directly engaged in the construction of the Training House, taking the knowledge gained in the classroom and learning to apply it in the real world. The carpentry students, under the guidance of instructor Bryce Coombs, are tasked with building the foundation and framing the shell of the house up to the lockup stage. The students’ experience on the work site goes beyond practical application of classroom knowledge. They also learn

there’s more to a construction site than building. Coping with bad weather, unanticipated scheduling delays, even finding reliable transportation to and from work, are as much part of the job as putting together the pieces to create a house. While a student may not think dealing with these aggravations constitute much by way of marketable experience, it makes a favorable impression on future employers when they know an employee is able to overcome the kinds of adversity common to every construction site. Along with supporting the next generation of tradespeople, the Kamloops residential construction industry benefits from the Training House through the opportunity to showcase new products and services as well as give back to the people who support their businesses. Public adoption of the latest technologies and techniques in housing construction is a fairly slow process. A house is a big investment and not many are willing to take a risk on the unknown. Those limitations don’t

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his year marks the 23rd annual Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA Dream Home Lottery, and it is the biggest the Y has run to date. With more prizes than ever before, this year’s lottery is set to be a great one. While the home is the most coveted prize of all, there are many other prizes to be won. A total count of 639 prizes gives contestants a 1 in 23 chance of winning any prize; better odds than almost any other lottery, and great odds for any ticket buyers. Prizes up for grabs include five cash draws of $1,000, a 2019 Chevrolet Spark from Smith Chevrolet, $2,000, $3,000 and $5,000 grocery credits at Save On Foods, a trip to Mexico and a travel voucher from Marlin Travel, Tobiano complimentary golf passes, Home Hardware Gift Cards, 2 $500 Shopping Sprees at Aberdeen Mall, Art Knapp’s gift cards, and much, much more! In addition to the Dream Home Lottery prizes there is a second opportunity to win this year with the purchase of a 50/50 raffle ticket! Tickets are available at both Y locations, in person and over the phone and the Dream Home open house in Tobiano at 1 for $10, 3 for $25, 8 for $50 and 20 for $100,

with a potential maximum prize of $188,750 (actual prize total based on number of tickets sold). Last year’s lucky winner won $53,700! Many people don’t know that the Kamloops Y is a charity, and that the Y Dream Home Lottery is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Kamloops Y. The annual Dream Home Lottery provides the Y with a source of much needed income, funding many important projects and aiding improvements at the various Y locations throughout Kamloops. Part of the funds raised through the Dream Home Lottery and 50/50 Raffle will be going towards providing things such as new fitness equipment for both the Downtown Y and John Tod Centre Y. A bulk of the proceeds will also go to Y child and youth programming such as afterschool care, swimming lessons, basketball; and various other programs run through the Y that serve hundreds of children and families in the community. Only 15,000 Dream Home tickets are available for purchase, starting April 2, 2019 9,000 of those will be sold as single tickets at $100 each and 6,000 will be sold as value packs of 5 tickets for $400.

Value packs always sell out quickly, so make sure to get yours before they’re gone! The Y will be running the Dream Home Open House where you can take a tour of the home, and see everything that it has to offer. Open Houses run every Saturday and Sunday, April 6th to June 23rd, from 11 am to 5 pm, at 110 Cavesson Way, in the stunning community of Tobiano on Kamloops Lake. Deadline to purchase tickets is 8 pm. on June 26, 2019. The draw for prizes will be held on July 3, 2019 at 110 Cavesson Way, Tobiano and will begin at 8 am. The draw will be filmed and broadcast on CFJCTV. Tickets can be purchased at any Y location, by phoning 1-877-870-2838, at one of the many sponsor sites listed in the Dream Home brochure, or online at ydreamhome.com. A complete list of prizes is available in the Dream Home Brochure, or online at ydreamhome.com. For rules of play and details please visit https:// ydreamhome.com/regulations/. For more information, contact ydreamhome@kamloopsy.ca or call (250) 376-9744 Ext.109.

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“It’s the first year I’ve been involved with it at Tobiano,” he said. Along with the opportunity to showcase Tobiano this year, Ternier also credits the TRU Training House as a great opportunity for the YMCA-YWCA, the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association and the university. “It’s a win for the university, the Y and ourselves,” he said.

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up that’ll be available, hopefully, for work when we see some of our other trades start to retire,” he said. “It gives us almost an interview process with some of these students.” Steel followed the project from start to finish, noting he will be on site during the opening weekend to help out. “It’s actually gone quite well,” he said. “For such a complex house, we did quite well. We did quite well scheduling-wise — we’re ahead of schedule.” Now with two Training Home projects behind him, Steel said he would be willing to tackle another one in the future. “It’s a great opportunity to work with so many other trades in the Kamloops area,” he said. “So many of them stepping up and helping out.”

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indsor Plywood was again involved in the TRU Training House project, providing exterior railings and glass, interior doors and trim, interior spindles and exterior vinyl decking on the outside decks. According to owner and manager Bryan Ghering, Windsor has been a participant for more than five years — and it’s all thanks to outdoor salesman Gary Gow. “He’s been a member of the Home Builders forever,” Ghering said of Gow’s involvement with the Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. When Gow joined Windsor Plywood, he brought that connection to the TRU Training House. Ghering is happy that Windsor Plywood is part

of the TRU Training House creation each year as he sees the project as a great way to give back to the community that has supported him for so many years. “I think it’s spectacular,” he said. “I think it’s something that is unique in the industry.” This year’s home is a bit larger than other projects from the last few years. “You’ve got to build something a little nicer out there,” Ghering said of the home’s location in nearby Tobiano. “You go there and you have a look around and you’re proud that you’re part of that whole thing,” he said. “I’ve always thought it was a great project. We’re one of the few communities that do something like that every year.”

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2009, we’ve increased its profile with respect to all the different products,” D’Amore said. Though this is the first year River City Rock Products has been involved in the TRU Training Home, D’Amore remembers working on a similar project when he was in pre-apprentice electrical training. “Back then, we were building garages,” he said. “The carpenters would build a two-room garage and we would wire it — and then they would sell them.” D’Amore is proud to have been a part of the 2019 project and thinks Kamloops as a whole should be just as proud. “As a matter of fact, from what I understand, talking to some of the members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, it’s a bit of a leader in all of Canada with respect to the marriage between the university and homebuilders, and then the Y as the recipient of the benefits of the lottery. So that should make Kamloops proud.” TRAINING HOUSE 2019 . 33


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