Giving Back Award
The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities.

HomeStars Best 0f 2018

Christie Lakes Project

The chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Ottawa section, reached out to us at HomeStars to express his gratitude toward Horizon Plumbing and Piping systems and nominate them for this award. He began telling us that, “we have a program called EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service). Some of the rules for grant funding of EPICS projects are involvement with high school students and local charitable organizations. We approached Christie Lakes Kids and through their Inner City kids program, developed an idea where the high school kids could apply for a grant to implement solar-powered hot showers for the island camp. Once the project was picked we approached Marc Rainville from Horizon Plumbing to help us obtain supplies (covered by our EPICs grant) and asked if he could volunteer some time and expertise to help us install the water system and a build a shed to house it. Most of the installation was completed this fall, with plans for the final turn up on the showers in the spring, for the next summer session at the camp. Marc gladly agreed to help us out with this project. Thanks to Marc and his team for their contribution to the success of this project.” A big thank you to Marc and Horizon Plumbing and Piping system for your generosity!
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