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Meet Team Carte Blanche

Team Carte Blanche is joining Chairs for Charity for a second year in a row. We are very excited to have them return this year in the newly added ReStore Inspired DIY category. Keep watch on out event page for updates on their project! You can also learn more about Carte Blanche by visiting their […]

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Meet Tracy Bastarache

I’m Tracy Bastarache and I am a mother, wife and full time registered nurse. I love yoga, running , swimming  and when I’m not on the go, my favorite hobby is recycling old furniture to style our home. I’ve refinished our dining table, ours sons dresser and lots of other small pieces. When I learned […]

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Meet Murielle Pitre

Murielle has had an interest in everything “artsy” for her whole life, and gravitates especially towards bright colors, bead embroidery and home decor.   She integrates her love of pink in most everything that she does. Born with Spina Befida, Murielle does all her “repurposing” from her pink motorized wheelchair.  She worked for ExxonMobil for 20 […]

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Meet Mathieu Francoeur

Mathieu FRACA Francoeur is an emerging professional artist based in Moncton, New Brunswick. He begun is artistic career as a therapeutic mean of earning a living during is cancer treatments in 2014. Now in remission, the artist celebrates a new lease on life by artistically repurposing discarded and broken materials. A regular at the Habitat […]

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Meet Matthew Smith + Holly MacNevin

Matthew Smith AKA ReStore Matt, is Habitat For Humanity ReStore Moncton’s store manager.  “I’ve been with the Habitat ReStore for the past year and a half. My interest in joining this organization was to help families achieve their dream of affordable home ownership.” He joined forces with Holly MacNevin, a retired nurse and long-time ReStore […]

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Meet Lisa Casey

My name is Lisa Casey and I am the owner/operator of Front Porch Mercantile in Moncton. Our little shop is dedicated to restyling tired or outdated furniture by refinishing them with one of our three styles of Canadian made artisan paints. My mission is to inspire people to see the treasure in the trash! Save […]

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Meet Laurie Guerrette Arsenault

I’m Laurie, owner of a very new online store, Freckled Finds Shoppe. I have been immersed in the arts since a young age. I started taking oil painting lessons at 8 years old, followed with more drawing and painting classes as a teenager. I went on to obtain a bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and sculpture, and […]

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