With over 650 attendees, it’s safe to say that Bake for the Quake was the biggest bake sale in Vancouver’s history.
Joy (Gourmeted.com) and I spent 3 sleepless weeks organizing the event. What we initially thought would be a little bake sale erupted into a community frenzy.
As a result, an endless line of hungry attendees, armed with reusable shopping bags and containers, came through the bake sale and bought up a storm. We want to sincerely thank everyone that waited patiently in line and remained in bright spirits. Had we anticipated the wild turnout, Joy and I would have definitely planned for a bigger venue.
I know, you want to know how much we raised for Doctors without Borders, but first…
I know we step on each other’s toes sometimes.
We’re often grumpy when we forget our umbrellas because the sun was shining when we left the house.
We get cranky at the traffic jams and curse at the empty bike lanes.
We sneer at each other’s fashion faux pas or choice of ramen house.
But Bake for the Quake has helped me see my city in a new light.
This is what we can accomplish within 2.5 hours when we work together and pour our hearts into a good cause.
Bake for the Quake raised: $7,136
Next time (after we catch up on sleep), it’ll be bigger and better. No, no more earthquakes, but we will still team up for another fantastic fundraiser for a different worthy cause.
I have little more to say than thank you thank you thank you to all of our supporters. Y’all kicked some seriously ass and should all beam with pride.
p.s. One of my highlights of the evening was when Bif Naked rolled by for goodies. I wonder how long she had to wait in line for. Pretty wicked.
See all the action, captured by our official photographer Tomasz Wagner of Mananetwork.