National Gingerbread Showcase turns dough into cash

More than $37,000 is raised and donated to Habitat for Humanity Victoria

The sixth annual Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase raised more than $37,000, a record-breaking amount, and an increase of more than $15,000 over 2013.

More than 4,800 votes were cast during the showcase, up by 1,300 votes over 2013, with Christmas on Endor by Crystal Smith and Kaprieli Vataiki from Cloverdale Out of School Care winning the 2014 People’s Choice Award.

Smith and Vataiki join Anne-Marie Fortin and Jennifer Dumont, the professional and home baker category winners, chosen by professional judges during the showcase launch last November.

All the funds raised are used to support Habitat for Humanity Victoria and its efforts to make affordable homeownership possible for low-income families living in the Victoria region.

“We continue to be absolutely and completely wowed by the support of Victorians and visitors alike,” said Ian Powell, managing director of Inn at Laurel Point.

“We are humbled by their support and look forward to seeing Habitat for Humanity Victoria receive more than $37,000.

 

Just Posted

Hundreds of foreign species still washing up on B.C. coast, eight years after tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Victoria first Canadian city to join United Nations tree planting challenge

The City of Victoria pledges to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

Car drives into Vic West TD Canada Trust building

No one was injured, building damaged

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Most Read