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SPARROWS CHRISTIAN HOUSING UPDATE Building plan update Baseball Tournament We are pleased to provide an update on the building plan for your interest. The Project Plan has been approved, and the Town of Smithers has issued a building permit. While we did put the project to tender, the Management Committee has deferred construction to next year in order to address the need to raise additional funds to meet our financial obligations. At this point we are very close to having the required funds needed to begin construction. Since January of this year, we have received an amazing Perhaps a new tradition in the Bulkley $40,000. We are also coming to grips with Valley? This spring, several of the how exactly the project will be tendered and churches in the area got together for who will be responsible for the different another Baseball Tournament. This year aspects of the building. It was a very all the money raised was donated to difficult decision to make, considering the Sparrows. We cannot thank you enough expectations of all the members and the for all the support that the community is future tenants, but one that had to be made. showing for the building project. Special We want to thank those contractors who thanks go to Janice Jaarsma and her took the time to price out the project and crew, for the organizing and work that who were ready to work together with us in goes into planning events like this. A making affordable housing a reality for our total of $800 dollars was raised! adult friends with developmental disabilities. It is our hope that we will be Name the Building Contest able to establish a new timeline in early Looking ahead to next spring, when 2010 for the construction of the apartment, construction will start, we as Sparrows and we will keep you up to date as things board thought that this would be a good continue to develop. Your support for this time to come up with name for this initiative is gratefully appreciated, and we Apartment building. Many of Bethesda’s invite you to discuss any further thoughts Homes have names that reflect the that will help us move along to successfully character and location of these homes. meet our objective. Please see the back for This is your chance to propose a name, complete details of the financial plan. and be the recipient of a beautiful prize. Submit your choice to one of the board, Don’t forget to check out the web site as it or send to the address below. grows, to stay informed on the progress. www.sparrowschs.org For further information please contact one of the following, Warren Vandenberg, Clara Hofsink, Alice VanveldHuizen, Theo Stad, Anne Vandenberg. Sparrows CHS Box 4120, V0J-2N0 Smithers