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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2017

July 9-10 | Media and Social Media Highlights

The following is a small sample of the more than 224 news clips of Carter Work Project stories that appeared in the news on July 9-10, as well as media interviews and social media activities regarding the build week.

Media Attendance and Interviews - Host Sites

Edmonton

July 9
  • The opening ceremony was in Edmonton with remarks from President and Mrs. Carter, Jonathan Reckford, Alfred Nikolai, Mark Rogers, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur, among others.
  • News media attendance at the opening ceremony included: CityLab, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, CBC, Telus, Global News, BNP Media and CTV.
July 10
  • A press conference with President and Mrs. Carter, Jonathan Reckford, Mark Rodgers and Alfred Nikolai took place today.
  • News media attendance at the build site today included: The Atlantic CityLab, Radio Canada, CTV Edmonton, CBC French, CBC, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, BNP Media, Postmedia, City TV and Global News.
  • President Carter’s media interviews:
    • Erin Isfeld, CTV Edmonton
    • Richard Florida, CityLab (facilitated by Andrew Small)
  • CBC Radio interviewed a homeowner and volunteers.
  • Global Edmonton interviewed Mark Rodgers and Alfred Nikolai.
  • Edmonton Sun interviewed Mark Rodgers.
Winnipeg

July 9
  • The opening ceremony was screened on July 9 in Winnipeg for volunteers and staff on location there.
  • News media attendance at the opening ceremony included CBC Manitoba.
July 10
  • A press conference with President and Mrs. Carter, Jonathan Reckford, Mark Rodgers and Alfred Nikolai took place today in Edmonton and was streamed in Winnipeg for volunteers and staff on location there.
  • News media attendance at the build site today included: Global Winnipeg, Shaw TV, Winnipeg Free Press and CBC Manitoba.
  • Shaw TV interviewed Scott McGillivray.
  • Global Winnipeg interviewed Scott McGillivray.
  • Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Sandy Hopkins.
  • CBC Manitoba interviewed Sandy Hopkins, Scott McGillivray and Habitat homeowner.

Sample Media Coverage – Host Sites and Participating Affiliates

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution: "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter headed to Canada to help build Habitat houses" by Jill Vejnoska | View article
  • Skokie Review: "Oakton employee, former student volunteering in Habitat for Humanity Canada project" by Skokie Review | View article
  • CBC News: "Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter celebrates Habitat for Humanity project in Edmonton" by CBC News | View article
  • CTV News Edmonton: "39th U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Edmonton for Habitat for Humanity project" by Diego Romero | View article
  • My Espanola Now: "Espanola Habitat for Humanity Participates in Carter Work Project" by Mackenzie Read | View article
  • The Barrie Examiner: "The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project" by The Barrie Examiner | View article
  • CTV Winnipeg: "CTV National News with Sandie Rinaldo on CTV Winnipeg" by Sandie Rinaldo | View article
  • CTV Edmonton: "Carter Work Project Segment" by CTV Edmonton | View article
  • Global Winnipeg: "Chuck's Day Off on Global Winnipeg" by Timm Burch | View article
  • Global News Edmonton: "Carter Work Project Segment" by Global News Edmonton | View article
  • CTV News Channel: "CTV News Channel Morning Show" | View article
  • Yahoo! News Canada: "Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter celebrates Habitat for Humanity project in Edmonton" | View article
  • Edmonton Journal: "Photos and video: Opening ceremony held for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project" by Postmedia News | View article
  • Edmonton Journal: "President and Mrs. Carter host Edmonton's largest Habitat for Humanity build" by Juris Graney | View article
  • Winnipeg Free Press: "Community cleanup a success" by Scott Fielding | View article
  • Global News: "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project starts blitz build of 25 homes in Manitoba" by Riley Martin | View article

Instagram Posts

  • Welcome to the Carter Work Project with @habitatforhumanity 2017. Edmonton Site. #HabitatForHumanity | View Post
  • Carter Work Project opening ceremonies! #carterworkproject #jimmycarter #habitatforhumanity #habitatcanada #edmonton #fortsaskatchewan #canada150 #150homes150days #affordablehousing #75homes #canada #hfhcanada #thecarters #usa #lotsofsecretservice | View Post
  • "We're going to trade our hockey sticks for hammers," said Mark Rodgers, president and CEO of Habitat Canada as day one of the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project got underway in Edmonton, Alberta, and other communities across Canada. | View Post
  • Today is the first day volunteers across Canada will be building 150 homes over the course of the week in celebration of Canada's 150th! Follow all the action of Habitat's 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project by visiting our website and following #HabitatCWP #150reasonstobuild | View Post
  • DAY ONE! Today we kicked of #HabitatCWP at our Bett-Knowlton Build in Acton with #genworthcanada and @strongtie.Tell us your reason to build using #150reasonstobuild | View Post

Facebook Posts

  • Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is in Edmonton for the opening ceremonies of the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project. http://glbn.ca/k6g7u2 | View Post
  • Back in October 2016, our government announced $4.1M to make life better by helping fund the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity. Tonight is the opening ceremonies in Edmonton. You can tune in at 5pm to follow along: https://www.hfh.org/carter-work-project/cwp-livestream/ | View Post
  • President and Mrs. Carter were eager to get started this morning as construction began at the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada. #HabitatCWP http://habitat.ngo/CWPunderway | View Post
  • One of 150 homes across Canada | big shout out to everyone who came out to celebrate #150ReasonsToBuild | View Post
  • And so begins Carter Work Project Week at Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex and across Canada! HFHWE is excited to be participating in Habitat Canada's biggest build project ever - where affiliates across every province and territory will be building 150 homes to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation! #HFHWE #HabitatCWP #Canada150 #150reasonstobuild | View Post

Twitter Posts

  • Thrilled to be in Edmonton, Alberta for 34th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Habitat Work Project | View Post
  • Former US president Jimmy Carter on his first Canadian HFH work project - visiting work site in #yeg tomorrow | View Post
  • Live streaming opening ceremonies Jimmy Carter work project, live from Edmonton | View Post
  • #yeg mayor Don Iveson and #fortsk mayor Gale Katchur take the stage. #carterworkproject | View Post
  • This morning, construction began with President & Mrs. Carter at the 34th #HabitatCWP in Canada! http://habitat.ngo/underwayCWP | View Post
  • Look at all these amazing volunteers working hard - here in Edmonton & right across the country for #HabitatCWP | View Post
  • Alanna, future homeowner is going on @globalwinnipeg live right away! It's her birthday!!!' #CWP2017 @HabitatCanada | View Post
  • Busy builders from #cosette and #cmhc for Carter Work Project #HabitatCWP #150reasonstobuild #richmondbuild | View Post
  • We are in Espanola for #HabitatCWP with @M_Mantha and @CarolHughesMP ! What will you build? | View Post

Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project - Media Summary

Sunday, July 9
  • Winnpeg Free Press: Home team: Carters return to city for St. James build | View article
Monday, July 10
  • Winnipeg Free Press: Hundreds of volunteers building 25 homes in Manitoba in former U.S. president's Habitat project | View article
  • CTV: Habitat for Humanity volunteers gear up to build homes in Winnipeg | View article
  • CBC: Crews hammer away as Habitat for Humanity 'blitz build' gets underway in Winnipeg | View article
  • HFH Release: Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter help build 150 homes across Canada with Habitat for Humanity | View article
  • Global: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project starts blitz build of 25 homes in Manitoba | View article
  • Canstar (MLA Scott Fielding): Community cleanup a success | View article
 
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