CONTACT: Clinton Dixson, Committee Chairman, 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Event
250-575-3906 / firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.gingerbreadcompetition.ca
Kelowna, BC – The Gingerbread House Event is very happy to announce that $375 was raised to support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs “Cool Moves” Program. In addition, hundreds of dollars worth of food and toys were collected for the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Christmas Hampers. The funds, food and toys go a long way in supporting kids and families of the Okanagan Valley.
At the 2nd Annual Event, held on November 27th, 2011, Kelowna families built a village of over 75 gingerbread houses and more than 400 people came to marvel at the beauty of gingerbread. Families, adults and youth competed for cash prizes of up to $300. The grand prize winner for 2011 was the Okanagan Roller Derby Association with their Gingerbread Roller-skate and Club House Entry.
The 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Event will be on Dec 16th, 2012 at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. The event committee is being formed and has already started planning for the 2012 event with some exciting improvements. Anyone interested in helping organize this year’s event can find more information and contact the chairman at www.gingerbreadevent.com.
About The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs: The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is a leading provider of programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development for over 6,000 young people and families each year throughout the Okanagan valley. Each center creates a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Our programs focus on an individual’s strengths and capabilities, and all programs embrace the principles of equality and inclusion. They help young people grow healthy, happy and safely from birth to adulthood, and are a resource and support for parents throughout their family’s involvement with us.
About the Red Hot Chili Paddlers Dragon Boat Team: The Red Hot Chili Paddlers are a co-ed recreational dragon boat team with the Kelowna Dragon Boat Club. The team is comprised of fun loving, active, outgoing paddlers from their 20's to their 60's from many walks of life who share one goal: To Have Fun! In 2010 the Red Hot Chili Paddlers undertook the planning and production of the 1st annual Gingerbread House Event with a vision of creating a premier event, a Kelowna family tradition, and an annual fundraiser to support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, and the local community.