2012 Raffle Winners!!
Ms. Somjing Carter of Whitehorse was the grand prize winner of the 2012 Ford Escape Raffle. Her lucky ticket was purchased at Kal Tire and was drawn on December 31 at Whitehorse Motors. The above photo shows her receiving the keys from Jeff Dubois (Whitehorse Motors) and John Robbins (Habitat Yukon). Mr. Mark Smith, also of Whitehorse, was second prize winner of the $1,000 Gift Certificate from Kal Tire. His lucky ticket was purchased from Builders' Supplyland. Charles Widrig (Kal Tire) and John Robbins are shown above presenting the certificate to Mr. Smith. Congratulations to both.
Habitat Yukon thanks all those who bought tickets in our raffle; you are all winners to us! The proceeds from this raffle are being used for Habitat Yukon projects (Ingram triplex – almost finished, Takhini River triplex – under construction, Whistle Bend duplex – construction to start in Spring 2013). We certainly express our thanks to the management and staff at Whitehorse Motors for their generous and enthusiastic support and assistance.
Habitat Yukon is very pleased that the following fine Yukon businesses sold our 2012 Raffle tickets: Alpine Bakery, Bank of Montreal, Builders Supplyland, Climate Clothing, FAS Gas-Haines Junction, Griffith’s Heating and Sheet Metal, Integra Tire, Kal Tire, Kopper King Services, Mackay & Partners, Royal Bank of Canada, Sports North, TD Canada Trust-Haines Junction, The Feed Store, Trails North, UAP NAPA, UPS Store, Well Read Books, Whitehorse Motors. We would also like to thank those businesses that allowed our volunteers to sell tickets on-site: Canadian Tire, Extra Foods, Fireweed Market, Whitehorse Liquor Store, Home Hardware, Wal-Mart. Lastly, Habitat Yukon is very grateful to all of our many volunteers who sold tickets in the sun, rain, wind, and cold!
Yukon government donates Whistle Bend lots to Habitat for Humanity!!
The first Habitat for Humanity duplex in Whistle Bend will soon be constructed for deserving families on lots donated by the Yukon government, Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor and the Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Scott Kent announced today. "We are pleased to work together with Habitat for Humanity to provide land for the construction of adequate and affordable housing for Yukon families,” Taylor said. “With the completion of the first phase of the Whistle Bend subdivision, the donation of these lots, and the contributions of the community, two families will achieve their dream of home ownership.” “Yukon Housing Corporation is proud of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity in the development of new, affordable housing which is also supported through community involvement, volunteer participation and the good will of sponsors and benefactors,” Kent said. “Working together in this way allows us all to contribute to improving housing in Yukon.” “Habitat for Humanity Yukon looks forward to our first Habitat build in the new Whistle Bend subdivision in 2013. The new duplex on Baillie Place will provide home ownership to two more deserving Yukon families, joining the nine other Yukon families that Habitat has assisted with affordable home ownership since 2004," Habitat for Humanity Yukon President Arthur Mitchell said. "Our partnership with the Yukon government is unique in Canada, and is a proven success in helping to address Yukon's affordable housing challenge."
What a Glorious Week!!
From September 9-16, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Habitat For Humanity Yukon (HFHY) hosted the members of Habitat Canada's National Leadership Council at our new site at the Takhini River Subdivision. This historic Ku Kàtthe Ä’a or ‘First House’ triplex partnership is intended to help low-income Champagne and Aishihik families to purchase a quality, affordable home at a time when house prices in Yukon are sky-rocketing. "We are genuinely proud to partner with Habitat Yukon on this project. This agreement was started by the Assembly of First Nations and Habitat for Humanity Canada, so it is an honour to realize that first vision within our community", states CAFN Chief Allen.
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Habitat For Humanity Yukon (HFHY) celebrated their home-building parntership on June 20 with a ground-breaking ceremony at the Takhini River Subdivion. It is the first time Habitat for Humanity has partnered with a Yukon First Nation, and the first time one of our projects has ever been built on settlement lands. The ceremony was conducted by CAFN Chief James Allen and HFHY President Arthur Mitchell. Other Habitat dignitaries attending the event were National Leadership Council members Mr. Henry Banman (Senior VP, All Weather Windows), Mr. Avi Kahn (President, Hilti Canada) and Habitat Canada VP Lisa Lalande.
Yukon government announces long-term partnership with Habitat for Humanity!
Government of Yukon is committing land to Habitat for Humanity Yukon in each of the five phases of the Whistle Bend subdivision. Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor and the Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Scott Kent announced today that the land will be provided to the organization to assist families who want to own their own homes. “Adequate and affordable housing is fundamental in building and maintaining strong Yukon communities and families and that is why we are so pleased to set aside this land for Habitat for Humanity,” Taylor said. “Over the next few years, these lots will help a number of families achieve their dream of home ownership.”
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