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Habitat shelter for the birds

NANAIMO – Habitat for Humanity fundraiser puts a roof over the heads of fine-feathered friends.

Everyone deserves a solid roof over their head – even our fine-feathered friends.

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island is hosting its inaugural Bird House Building contest for children ages two to 12.

The We all Need a Home fundraiser takes place noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (June 16) in the Habitat parking lot, 4128 Mostar Rd.

The contest is an opportunity for kids to get creative and have fun. One child will be crowned the prize of most original birdhouse.

There are 240 birdhouses available on a first come, first serve basis or by reserving by calling 250-758-8078 ahead of time.

Participants will be provided a birdhouse kit and painting equipment, but are encouraged to bring creative items from home including sticks, feathers, stuffed birds and more.

They will have one hour to complete their entry. Adult help is permitted.

Cost is $15 per child and includes a hamburger or a hotdog and fresh fruit. Proceeds go toward Habitat’s new duplex project on Prideaux Street.