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December Newsletter

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December Newsletter

Yukon Energy Gives Much Needed Donation

YEC has made a donation of $5,000 towards the purchase of much needed tools for our work site.

Family Info Sessions on How to Own a Habitat Home to Start in December

Habitat for Humanity Yukon will begin Information Sessions in December for families that cannot afford a conventional mortgage and wish to work with us to own their own home. 

Rangers and Peewee Hockey Teams Help Out

November 11th was a memorial day for Habitat as well.  A team of 8 Canadian Rangers came to the site after the Remembrance Day Ceremonies to help us raise walls.  They were joined by 8 Peewee hockey players from the Pacific Northwest hockey team who did an excellent job in clearing the site of snow.  Well done teams!

11th consecutive Meaning of Home Contest Begins

For the 11th consecutive year, Genworth Canada is asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to consider what home means to them. 

Carter Work Project Week - A Great Success!

Habitat for Humanity Yukon celebrated the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project Week by completing the landscaping at our newest affordable homes at 77 and 79 Iskoot in Whistle Bend. These homes are part of the 150 new affordable homes that Habitat for Humanity Canada has pledged to build for Canada's 150th anniversary.  The week's work culminated with the Dedication Ceremony for the Carlick and MacNeil families' homes.

Yukon Energy Honored For Their Donation

During the Carter Work Project Week, Mr. Andrew Hall, President and CEO of Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC), came to see the new affordable homes at 77 and 79 Iskoot Cres. Yukon Energy had donated $5,000 towards the solar panels that were installed on these homes as well as providing LED light bulbs.  Thanks YEC for your generous donations.

Whitehorse Student Wins Honourable Mention in "Meaning of Home" Contest

Hannah, a Grade 4 student in Whitehorse, has recieved an Honourable Mention in the 2016 Genworth "Meaning of Home" Contest in the on-line category.  Here is Hannah's entry:

"My home means so much more than wood, nails and screws. Home is where I spend time with my pets, it is where I learned the most important lessons and it is where I feel safe and secure. It seems as if it is made of love and happiness!

ATCO Electric Yukon Group - Best Painters in Town!

A wonderful group of volunteers from ATCO Electric Yukon came to the site on Saturday, February 4th to help with the painting of the trim and the walls.  They accomplished a lot in one day and can proudly be acclaimed as the "Best Painters in the Yukon".  Many thanks to Bill, Susan, Tom, Matthew, Jay, Lorraine and Carla for their excellent work.

Challenge - Community Resource Group Also Help

An energetic group of volunteers from Challenge - Community Resource Group came to the site in February willing and ready to paint up a storm.  Calvin, Gary, Clayton, Jessica and Catheryne did a great job and much work was accomplished.  Many thanks to all.

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