Friday, October 22, 2010

Canadian High North igloo-shaped church gets $500K donation

From Alaska-

The rebuilding of Iqaluit's iconic igloo-shaped Anglican cathedral has received a $500,000 boost from a mystery donor.

Officials at St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral learned of the anonymous donation by email earlier this month, as they were in the midst of rebuilding the cathedral, which was damaged in a 2005 fire that police suspect was arson.

"You might expect somebody to give $5,000, $10,000, that sort of thing. But half a million - that's a large amount of money," Rev. Brian Burrows, the interim rector at St. Jude's, told CBC News.

Not even Burrows knows where the donation came from, although he said he suspects much of the money might have come from an individual, group or corporation based in Ottawa.

The $500,000 donation will be used for the cathedral's steel exterior skeleton, which is almost complete. Work on the skeleton began in August.

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