Posted February 3, 2009
Retail Winner

Waterloo Resident is Grand Prize Winner of Home Hardware’s

$50,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover Contest

St. Jacobs –Home Hardware Stores Limited will award the grand prize of the $50,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover Contest to Waterloo resident Sou McManus. The $50,000 prize combined with the expert advice of her local Home Hardware store, Swanson’s Home Hardware Building Centre, means that McManus will have no problem turning her kitchen into a chef’s dream. The grand prize money can be spent on anything from decorating to renovating including products, improvements or repairs. McManus will be awarded the prize at a cheque ceremony on Tuesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. at Swanson’s Home Hardware Building Centre located at 166 Park Street in Kitchener, Ontario.

“With more than 1,000 stores across Canada, the contests we run are truly national in nature with winner’s being selected from coast to coast. This year we are very excited to announce a grand prize winner right in our own backyard so we can see the makeover first hand,” said Paul Straus, Vice President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited.

“We can’t wait to help Sou undertake her dream kitchen makeover,” said Brad Swanson, Dealer-Owner, Swanson’s Home Hardware Building Centre. “The kitchen needs to be a functional yet comfortable room. With a prize of this size, the quality product selection at Swanson’s and our decoration and renovation experts, I have no doubt this will be an amazing transformation.”

The $50,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover Contest ran across Canada from September 27, 2008 until December 8, 2008. To enter, Canadians submitted ballots by mail, in-store or online at One entrant was randomly selected as the grand prize winner in a draw that took place on January 6, 2009. Ten additional contest participants were also drawn and awarded second place prizes of Cuisinart Stand Mixers, another 10 contest participants won Paderno Cookware Sets and an additional 20 entrants were awarded Royal Doulton Tableware Sets.

Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest independent hardware, lumber and building materials and furniture retailer with more than 1,000 stores across Canada, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Dealers have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products and the company has annual retail sales of $4.85 billion. The cooperative was founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers.

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