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Whitehorse Rotary Clubs Support Habitat Yukon

On October 1, the 3 Rotary Clubs (Whitehorse, Rendezvous, Midnight Sun) each presented $500 cheques to Habitat Yukon's President Arthur Mitchell.  The money will be put towards Habitat's Safety Trailer that is currently located at our build site at Takhini River.  Presenting the cheques on behalf of their Rotary Club were Donna Swales, Jeff Hunston and Rick Griffiths.  Many thanks to all the clubs for their continued support.

Global Village Volunteers Join the Habitat for Humanity Yukon Women Build at Whistle Bend

Eleven volunteers from the Ottawa area took a week out of their busy lives to come to the Yukon and help build the new Habitat for Humanity duplex in the Whistle Bend subdivision.

Premier Praises Volunteers at Pintail Dedication

The Dedication Ceremony for our Pintail triplex was held on Wednesday, August 21. Premier Darrell Pasloski, Minister of Community Services and the Yukon Housing Corporation Brad Cathers and Minister of Education Elaine Taylor and Deputy Premier attended the event.

Governor General Visits "First House"

Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, accompanied by Yukon Commissioner Doug Phillips and Ms. Dale Stokes, visited our Kų Kàtthe Ä'ą (First House) build site at the Takhini River Subdivision on Tuesday, August 6.

Women Build Volunteers Hard at Work

On Saturday, August 3, a group of women volunteers spent a day moving a ton of gravel at our Women Build site in the Whistle Bend Subdivision.  Many thanks to Yukon Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT) for helping to organize their participation and thanks to Kim, Bev, Greg, Ann Marie, Bonnie, Jessie and Christine for helping out.

Global Village Team Visits the Yukon

A team of 11 volunteers from Ottawa and Toronto arrived in the Yukon on June 20 to spend a week working on the “First House” project at the Takhini River Subdivision.

Habitat Raffle Tickets On Sale!!

You could win a new Toyota Rav4 in this year's Habitat raffle!!  Tickets are just $20.  Look for us at major stores or you can buy them at these supporting businesses:

Women Build Project Begins

Habitat Yukon's Women Build duplex project in the Whistle Bend subdivision started in earnest in June. The ground has been cleared and compacted and the footings have been poured.

Habitat homeowners are happier, healthier and more financially secure

Through a new study led and funded by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), it’s been found that affordable Habitat for Humanity homeownership contributes to families becoming happier and healthier, and enjoying improvements in their children’s well being and school performance.

Rotary Donates $5,000

In April, the Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse held a very successful “Artshare” project with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Yukon and ShelterBox Canada.


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