Latest Projects

Sagebrush Ecological Community

Sugar Bird is working in association with their sister corporation RA Hamilton Developments on their newest endeavor involving converting the old Rosedale Golf Course to an ecological community of small homes.

Bob and Norah Hamilton have big dreams of creating the ideal neighbourhood where they would like to retire themselves. One where both families and seniors intermix in a recreational cottage resort setting. A community where children, adults and seniors alike are active, interconnected, creative and involved. A place with breath-taking views of the surrounding valley, gardens, streams, walking paths, a large outdoor kitchen/bbq area, stocked fishing ponds, perhaps a chicken coop, beehives, a chip and putt green, pickle ball courts and a variety of eco-friendly activities that a person could partake of or ignore.  

Bob and Norah have pledged to donate a $1000 to Sugar Bird for each property sold at the Sagebrush location in addition to $500 per every property sold that they currently own.

For more information: https://rahamiltondevelopments.com/sagebrush.php

Have Hammers and Hope House Orphanage

Norah and Bob both volunteered and have provided funding through Sugar Bird to Hope for the Nations for some of the construction phase of the second orphanage. The orphanage has now been operating for many years by Norah's brother Greg in Colima, Mexico, not far from their place in Manzanillo, Mexico.

For more information: https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/84011/Making-a-difference-in-Mexico

More recently, Sugar Bird started to fund the Hope House Orphanage for boys located just north of Ajijic in Ixtlahuacan do los Membrillos. They are working through the Ajijic and Drumheller Rotary Clubs and the Rotarian operated Have Hammers to facilitate funding to the Hope House Orphanage for refurbishing the previously oporated woodworking shop. Bob is a Red Seal Carpenter and Journeyman Cabinet Maker and will be training the teachers both in cabinetry and carpentry while he improves his Spanish in order to teach the boys himself. 

For more information: https://www.hopehousechildrensrelief.org/about1-c1uuh

Habitat for Humanity and Shinah House Foundation

Norah and Bob have funded building homes in India, Thailand, Argentina and Mexico. Norah continually preaches the most important pillars of mental wellness are, having a stable home, being involved in the community and staying physically fit. For this reason, Sugar Bird chooses to support organizations like Habitat for humanity, Hope for Nations and Hope House. 

Habitat for Humanity:
HFH collects Volunteers, Homeowners, individuals and corporations to donate their time and funds to build homes around the world.  In conjunction with Sugar Bird, Bob and Norah Hamilton have had the opportunity to build and rehabilitate safe, decent and affordable single-family and multi-unit houses for those who are less fortunate.

For more information: https://www.habitatsouthernab.ca 

The Shinah House Foundation:
The Shinah House Foundation is the only charitable organization that provides peer-based support for mental wellness by focusing on the 'whole person', respecting individual needs, beliefs and circumstances. They are recognized as the catalyst for a national movement to improve mental wellbeing for all people, they draw from lived experiences, combined with a range of natural and traditional practices to address the wellness needs of each individual. 

For more information: https://www.shinahhouse.org