Project Whitehorse – Home of the Kondike!


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 either re stain or replace the 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:

  • our Sunday School basement was completely renovated (literally straightened out) – 2004.
  • refinishing our parking lot (including a section that now has poured concrete).
  • installing a lift into the church (for those with limited mobility).
  • re-shingling the roof over the main (original) building (sanctuary).
  • starting an extensive landscaping project around our building.

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 we are going to replace the siding (with, say Hardi-Plank), we can do it any time from May to September.

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 go to the Project Whitehorse website and submit an inquiry using their contact form at the bottom of the page.

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