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.

Just Posted

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson set to hit Rock the Shores stage

Other acts include Bahamas, Allen Stone and Bedouin Soundclash

Croatia loses in World Cup final, Victoria fans still jubilant

“We’re just a small little country, we only have 4.5 million people, and look how far we’ve come.”

Park ambassador pilot going well at Mount Doug

Dog poop bags, litter and cigarette butts among ongoing park issues

Victoria Police issue a public warning after a man was injured by a hidden syringe

Used syringes in discrete locations have caused injuries over the past year in Greater Victoria

VIDEO: Unique canvas for local artist

Haren Vakil brings joy and smiles to homeowners and passersby

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

5 things to do this weekend around Victoria

The sounds of summer Rock the Shores returns to the lower fields… Continue reading

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

B.C. Lions claw their way back to score 20-17 victory over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Bombers, who beat the Lions 41-19 last week in Edmonton, fell to 2-3 with the loss

High winds, lack of rain suggest no breaks in sight for B.C. wildfire season

There were 11 new wildfires across the province over 24 hours, BC Wildfire Service officials say

How to sponsor a refugee, global refugee situation only worsening

‘U.S. is no longer a safe place for refugees,’ says local MP

Most Read