Board game to be launched on Thursday
Life in the Pier will soon be a game - literally.
The Pier board game will be launched Thursday, July 9, 4-6:30 p.m., at the Polish Village Hall, Victoria Road.
An inter-faith group has spent the past year creating the game. The game has both competitive and co-operative rules, as well as trivia questions about The Pier – its history, its diverse cultures, its people, and its places. The rules of the game were written by the group – based on initial work by CBU students and faculty -- and the trivia questions came from the community. Places on the board are recognizable Pier landmarks, past and present.
The aim of the game is be the first player to build three Habitat for Humanity homes while making sure no player runs out of resources. And appropriately, money raised from sales will support Habitat for Humanity Cape Breton Chapter. The game will be available for sale for $40 at the launch.
The Cape Breton Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will soon be building a new home on Breton St. in Whitney Pier for a qualifying family in need of decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity builds modest family homes and sells them with no down payment and zero interest to working families who don't qualify for a regular mortgage. Habitat families help with building the homes. Then Habitat uses the monthly payments to build another home for another family.
Shown here are some of the board members of the interfaith committee who worked on The Pier board game including Nicole Baker, Theresa MacDonald, Dianne Kempt, Kim Sheppard, Donna Sheppard and Tom Urbaniak.