NORTH BATTLEFORD — After an almost three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Battlefords Trade and Education Centre welcomes the public to their annual Christmas Bake Sale again.
All proceeds will go towards BTEC’s Client Council. Together with staff, the BTEC's 64 participants decide what to do with their funds.
This year, the Client Council rented the theatre and the Bout Time monster truck; in the past, they’ve donated to Telemiracle and the BUH Foundation.
“...in the past, they’ve rented a caricature artist, gone to Saskatoon, gone to lunch, coffee, had pizza parties,” said Mona Leece, BTEC’s executive director.
Participants do all the baking, and the desserts for sale will range from raisin toffee tarts, butter tarts, to peanut butter confetti squares, and various other Christmas treats.
“It’s all the Christmas baking that you would need. It’s an amazing cause, not just to buy treats for Christmas that you don’t have to make yourself, but you also get to look at the bookstore,” Leece said.
All funds from the New 2 You bookstore also go to the Client Council.
The bake sale will be held on Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the bake sale will be held in the New 2 You bookstore. A raffle is also being held, with the first prize being a Christmas gift basket donated by Judy Lavoie, and the second and third prizes being quilts by Kristel Carnahan.
Tickets for the raffle are two dollars or three for five dollars. For more information on BTEC’s history in the Battlefords, you can visit their website.