Project Whitehorse - Home of the Klondike!
What is Project Whitehorse?
Project Whitehorse is an opportunity for a Work & Witness team to come to Whitehorse and help us with some much needed renovations.
What needs to be done?
Our building is getting old. Our original wood siding is very dry (and some places cracked). It is also not the most bright building on the block. Our desire is to re-stain the approximately 7000 square feet of siding so that our building would reflect the joy and celebration that we experience within it. The good news is that we don't have to do the entire building at once. Any portion would be appreciated.
What's been done so far?
Over the past few years, the Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene has taken on several major projects:
What will this project cost?
The good news is we do have a building fund to help with the cost of materials. Since this project is so labor intensive, what we need is laborers - people who will volunteer their time and come to help us. Some help with the project costs would always be appreciated, but we do not want that to be a hindrance.
When is a good time to come?
It has been said that one of the benefits of living in the Yukon is that you can take the entire summer off... provided you pick the right week. Yes, our summer is short.... but the days are long!
If we are going to stain the building, we are pretty much limited to June, July or August (first part of June and last part of August are even pushing it).
If at all possible, we would love to see this happen in 2012. This will add a wonderful touch to our 50th anniversary celebrations in March/April of 2013.
Where Exactly is Whitehorse ???? (You'll find a clue at the end of Acts 1:8).
The short answer is, "far, far, away". Let's put this in perspective a little.... Our district office is roughly 1500 miles (2400 kilometers) from here. We sometimes go "south" to Alaska (Skagway, Alaska). We are 900 miles (1600 kilometers) from Dawson Creek (the start of the Alaska Highway) and about 600 miles from the end of the Alaska Highway (in Fairbanks, Alaska).
How do I find out more?
For more information, please contact Pastor Norman or the church office or simply submit your name and contact information below.
Breaking News... Work has started!
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The staining project has started and we now have one wall complete - but we have 9 more walls to go! if you can help out, we would greatly appreciate your help. There will be a team working here August 13 - 20 (working August 14-17). If you can join us at that time, that would be great. If you can help earlier or later, that would be great too!
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What Can You Do in the Yukon?
How Do We Get There?
The good news is that you no longer need to bring 2,000 pounds of supplies with you, haul it over the Chilkoot Pass, build yourself a boat at Bennett Lake and navigate through Miles Canyon and Five Finger Rapids. Probably the easiest way is to get here is to drive (that is, if you are "not too far"). It takes about 22 hours of driving time to get here from Edmonton, Alberta, or about 28 hours from Vancouver, B.C. You can also fly here from Vancouver, Edmonton, or Frankfurt Germany (at least, in the summer). If you are really inclined; you can take a cruise to Skagway, followed by a scenic train ride over the White Pass mountains followed by a very short bus ride into Whitehorse.