Mayor Wendal Milne helped judge the 2011 Gingerbread Houses.

Build it and they will come…

Gingerbread House contest raises money for local charities

Last year the Gingerbread Houses entered into the first contest at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort were a real delight. They were imaginative and showed the creativity of Sooke residents. This year, it is hoped there will be even more entries.

Registration begins on Nov. 1 and runs to Nov. 23 as there will be a limited number of applicants accepted.

The idea is that people can vote on their favourite gingerbread house and place a bid on it which would allow them to take the gingerbread house home at the end of the contest. The houses will be judged by a local “celebrity.”

All of the entries will be on display from Dec. 1 to 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the lobby of the hotel.

There will be first, second and third prizes awarded on Dec. 15 and the winner will be announced on Facebook. All contest proceeds go to benefit charity. Last year proceeds went to the Sooke Food Bank.

This year entrants can enter on Facebook or by calling 778-425-2529.

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