HAVAN Volunteers Finish 3rd Floor Lounge Renovation at Easter Seals House in Vancouver


After 30 years, with 30,000 bed nights and hosting 5,000 families each year, Easter Seals House 3rd Floor Lounge needed refreshing to better serve the families who use it every day and thanks to the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) the newly renovated space is now open to visitors.

The Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) in partnership with the HAVAN Renovation and Supplier’s Council, worked together to renovate the third-floor lounge at the Easter Seals House in Vancouver.

From donating appliances to sweeping the floors, the volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure this lounge was a “home away from home” for the amazing families that would be staying here while their children are undergoing medical treatment.

Thank you to all our fantastic volunteers — your generosity is sincerely appreciated!

Click here to see the photos from the renovation!

Click here to view a copy of the media release.



On Friday, August 24th we gathered at Easter Seals House to celebrate the official ribbon cutting and the unveiling of the renovated 3rd-floor lounge. Click here to catch a word from Easter Seals CEO, Charlene Krepiakevich, here to see the official Ribbon Cutting, and here to view photos of the finished product.

A big thank-you to all our kind and generous sponsors:

Project Manager:
maison d’etre design build

Platinum Level:
Pacific Rim Cabinets, Qualico, Teklar Enterprise

Gold Level Contributors:
Coast Appliances, Cosentino, Paragon Surfacing, Al & Christine Pearce, Robert & Harry Grimm/ PHF Ventures Inc, Ron Rapp/ Morning Star Homes, HAVAN Renovation Council Members

Silver Level Contributors:
XL Flooring, Monarch Floor & Window Coverings, 604- Trash It, and Fire Busters Inc.

Bronze Level Contributors:
Mr. Build Vancouver, Project Mint Developments Ltd, RJR Construction Management Ltd, Steve Kemp/Kemp Construction Management Ltd.; Draft on Site

Friends of the Project:
Hy-Line Sales Ltd., Hans Von Tiesenhausen/ Pantheon Developments Ltd, Kevin Guest, Simone Sunderland/Green Sheets Construction Data, Lynn Harrison/Harrison Marketing Resources, Craig Dibble/ Teklar Enterprises Inc, Bill Gill, Sen-Western, PPG Dulux, Pearl, Martin Knowles Photo/Media, Dick’s Lumber