Volunteers needed for annual Gingerbread Showcase event

10th annual Gingerbread Showcase fundraiser

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~

Victoria’s branch of Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help at its 10th annual Gingerbread Showcase fundraiser event that kicks off this weekend and runs for seven weeks.

The theme for this year’s ginger-bread baking competition is There’s No Place Like Home, and the charity has enlisted approximately 30 amateur and professional bakers from across the Greater Victoria Area.

Bakers can create anything that goes with the theme providing everything they make is edible.

Their irresistible creations will be on display daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the atrium of the Parkside Hotel and Spa from Nov. 17 to Jan. 6, 2019, when a panel of judges will declare a winner of the contest.

Christel Morrow, Habitat for Humanity Victoria Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator, is currently recruiting a team of Ambassadors to cover three hour shifts and is reaching out to military and civilian employees at the base to volunteer.

“We are looking for people to welcome and interact with visitors of the display, let them know about our fundraiser and show them around the displays,” said Morrow.

Visitors are not permitted to eat or touch the entries, but are encouraged to make a donation and vote for the winning entry. 

Following a decade of success in the United States, Habitat for Humanity Canada was established in 1985 in Winkler, Manitoba, with a mandate to build affordable housing for people in need. Since its establishment in Canada, Habitat for Humanity has expanded to 72 affiliates nationwide and provided over 2,500 families in all provinces and territories with housing.

For more information about the Gingerbread Showcase and how to register as a volunteer visit their webpage: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2464778/false#/invitation

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