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Premier Welcomes New Families

At the dedication ceremony on June 23, Habitat for Humanity Yukon celebrated the construction of two new affordable homes at 13 and 15 Eldorado Drive in Whistle Bend and honoured the sponsors, donors and the many volunteers involved in these builds. 

“Achieving housing stability is one of the most significant factors in breaking the cycle of poverty, so we are deeply appreciative of the community’s generous support for these two families,” Arthur Mitchell, President, Habitat for Humanity Yukon said. “Our success is due, in large part to the exceptional support we receive from the Yukon government, local and national businesses and our volunteers”.

“It is a real pleasure to welcome these families to their new homes and to this neighbourhood,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Homeownership is a great accomplishment and I congratulate the new owners on achieving this milestone, and thank all volunteers and sponsors for their hard work. The Government of Yukon is proud of the fact that no other government in Canada provides Habitat for Humanity with the level of support that we do here at home.”

“Our family never dreamed that we could own our own home,” homeowner, Jeff Wolsynuk said. “Habitat for Humanity has made a big difference in our lives.”

A team of Habitat for Humanity Canada Builds volunteers were present for the event. Through this program, volunteers from across Canada come together to assist in the construction of homes in various locations.  “The Yukon build has been wonderful,” John Roe, Canada Builds team leader said. “Not only did we help provide safe, decent and affordable homeownership for deserving families, we also learned about the First Nation cultures of this beautiful land.”

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