Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, are in Winnipeg to help build new homes with Habitat for Humanity.
The couple has made their way to the city from Edmonton where they kicked off the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
They will be in Winnipeg for two days starting on Thursday taking part in a building blitz of 25 new homes in the province. A total of 150 homes are being built across the country.
The couple’s return to Winnipeg comes 24 years after Carter came to the city in 1993 to bring the project north of the border for the first time. At the time they built 18 homes in Winnipeg.
Carter was taken to hospital Thursday morning “as a precaution” after suffering from dehydration. Habitat for Humanity officials said he is OK and that he “encourages everyone to stay hydrated and to keep building.”
He returned to the work site Friday morning.
Global News will be live on location at 6 p.m. on Thursday. We will also have an exclusive interview with Carter on Friday.
Global News will also be featuring a live stream of the work site from 10 a.m. until the end of the work day at the job site Thursday and Friday. Friday afternoon’s live stream will resume at 2 p.m. CT.