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Yukon government donates second Whistle Bend duplex lot to Habitat for Humanity

The Minister of Community Services and Yukon Housing Corporation Brad Cathers announced today that the second Habitat for Humanity Yukon duplex in Whistle Bend will be constructed for low-income families on lots donated by the Yukon government.

Yukon College Students a Big Help to Habitat!!

Three groups of students from Yukon College have been busy helping us out at our Pintail and Takhini River sites.

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.


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