2018 Colour Fun Run - Sept 30th!

Support Habitat for Humanity Yorkton by taking part in our Colour Fun Run on September 30th. This memorable and exciting experience will be a ton of fun for the whole family!  You can walk, jog, or skip your way through the 5km course, take part in the colour stations and the colour party at the end of the course!


Registration is $45; $25 for seniors (50 and over); $35 for youth (11-17)

 

Click here to download a printable race registration form for the race.

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Willing to Volunteer?

cfrvolunteers@habitatyorkton.ca or click here to download a printable volunteer registration form

Colour Fun Run Sponsors

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Please consider making a donation to help us continue the important work we do for low income families in Yorkton.


Volunteer Leadership Committee

Habitat Yorkton is run by a volunteer committee who very generously donate their time to ensuring that local Yorkton families have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home 

Partners

Thanks to the financial contribution of some and the in kind contribution of others Habitat Yorkton is able to continue serving families year after year.

In Memory of George Plews - Habitat Yorkton Founder

 

George Plews beloved husband of Dolena of Yorkton, formerly of Selkirk, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at Yorkton. He was seventy eight years of age.  George was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. After finishing high school, George moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to work with NWT Power as a lineman, before taking a position with Pacific Western Airlines as an agent. It was here that he met his wife, Dolena. He often told the story that he saw Dolena exit a plane and said, “I am going to marry that girl”. Three months later in January 1961, George and Dolena exchanged wedding vows in the First Baptist Church, Yorkton. In June 1961, when Pacific Western Airlines became Transair, George and Dolena moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba where George took the position of station agent. Shortly after the birth of their first son, George in 1963, the family transferred to Winnipeg, Manitoba where their second son John was born in 1965. After John’s birth the family settled in Selkirk Manitoba and in 1966, a third son, Trevor was born. The family was complete when their daughter, Tracy was born in 1970.  George worked for Transair for 20 years before becoming a public servant at Canada Employment and Immigration, where he worked until his retirement. During his time in Selkirk, George was very involved with his community. He was elected as a school board trustee, a member of the Selkirk Foundation, the Centennial Committee, the Selkirk Steel Kings, the Selkirk Curling Club, World Junior Hockey Championship, Manitoba Senior Games, founder of the Selkirk Square Dance Club and a variety of minor sports that his children were involved in. For the many volunteer activities he participated in he received several awards. After some years of retirement, George helped to establish the Selkirk Chapter of Habitat for Humanity in 2000. In 2006 George and Dolena moved to Yorkton to be closer to family. It wasn’t long before George saw a need for Habitat for Humanity and co-founded the Yorkton organization which has now built 7 homes.

George is greatly missed by all that knew him and Habitat for Humanity and the Yorkton families will be forever grateful for his contributions to our organization

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Volunteer Committee

Tom Seeley

Tom is Co-Chair of the Yorkton Chapter and has worked hard to ensure that Habitat Yorkton is able to continue working to ensure low-income Yorkton families have an opportunity to become homeowners of safe, decent and affordable Habitat homes.  Contact him to find out how you can be involved at seeleytom@hotmail.com

Sylvia Henheffer

Sylvia has been an invaluable contributor to the Yorkton Chapter and works hard to ensure Habitat Yorkton's events, and successes are broadcast to the community.  We are thrilled to have her as part of the the Habitat family. Reach out to Sylvia to find out more about Habitat Yorkton's upcoming events and how you can help at sylvia@socialattractions.ca 

Jeannine Boechler

Jeannine has been a long time member of the Habitat Yorkton Family Selection Committee. She has been dedicated to ensuring there is a good fit for selected families in the Habitat home ownership program. 

Lenore Denbrok

Lenore was a member of Habitat Yorkton during its first build and has in recent years worked tirelessly as Habitat Yorkton’s Treasurer to ensure all donations are properly accounted for and expenses for the construction of Habitat homes are properly paid and recorded.

Jen Dresser

Jen has provided leadership on the Family Selection Committee and always insures all families in contact with Habitat for Humanity are treated fairly and respectfully.

Ron Ferguson

Ron is a relative newcomer to the Yorkton Habitat group but has provided strong spiritual leadership to the group while serving as a liaison to the Yorkton Ministerial group.  

Denise Field

Denise is another newcomer to the Yorkton Habitat committee and has shown exceptional consideration for the wellbeing of our existing Habitat families. 

Jerry Kobylka

Jerry has been taken a leadership role over the years in our very successful car raffle and in organizing numerous barbeques. 

Bev Kostichuk

Bev has recently joined our Colour Fun Run sub-committee and has been most energetic in promoting the Fun Run and in commandeering her husband Maurice in building sign stands to promote the Run. 

Heather Lajambe

Heather  has provided a creative and energetic spark to our Habitat group through her relentless work in making Yorkton’s Colour Fun Run fundraiser a resounding success 

Derek Lajambe

Derek has served as our social media expert and has been invaluable in promoting our events through social media. 

Twila Mund

Twila an unofficial committee contributor, has been extremely helpful to our group in contributing ideas, being a key volunteer in our Drive 4 fund raising events, as well as providing liaison with the Whitespruce Training facilitiy. 

Laverne Rawluk

Laverne has been played a strong support with our Habitat families and has been a willing volunteer with our numerous fund raising initiatives. 

Gayle Webster

Gayle has been a tireless volunteer with the Habitat Yorkton committee. She began by preparing and delivering coffee on our first build. Since then she has been very involved with the Family Selection committee and has been a volunteer on virtually every fund raising initiative taken on by the Yorkton Habitat Chapter. 

Gary Hutton

Gary had been a long time member of the Yorkton Habitat committee until more recently when he took a leave from the committee to take on the role of the Construction Manager for Habitat Yorkton’s 7th Habitat build. Gary continues to work above and beyond his current role to ensure Habitat families have the best possible living environment. 

Laurie Renton

Laurie is no longer a regular member of the Habitat Yorkton committee, but continues to be very involved by freeing her staff up to make dialing coffee runs to the Habitat build site, as well allowing her business to be used as a mail and forms drop-off and pick-up site for Habitat Yorkton. 

Gwen Bilyk

Gwen had been a long time member of the Yorkton Habitat committee, organizing meals for Habitat volunteers and lining up volunteers for Habitat builds and other activities. Gwen continues to be willing volunteer but has stepped back from active committee membership.