Mike Gregory Photo B. Gallant Homes’ Mr. Ginger waves to crowds at the 30th annual Light Up parade last month.

B. Gallant Homes holds gingerbread fundraiser for Salvation Army

One of the Mid-Island’s premier builders for the past two decades is once giving back to the community by holding its annual gingerbread house fundraiser in support of the Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army provides critical housing programs. Being in the business of home building and renovations, issues of access to shelter are very important to us,” Byron Gallant, owner of B. Gallant Homes told the Chronicle.

“The folks at the Salvation Army play such a huge roll in providing shelter in our communities.”

B. Gallant Homes operates between Lantzville and Chemainus.

Spectators can vote on their favorite gingerbread house, on display at Vancouver Island Conference Centre until Dec. 16. All donations go to support the Salvation Army and its housing initiatives that shelter the most vulnerable.

Last year’s competition attracted 2,000 visitors and involved over 20 businesses.

This coming Saturday from 12;4 p.m. at the Gingerbread Village, otherwise known as the Conference Centre, there will be gingerbread cookie decorating, voting for your favourite decorated house, a colouring contest as well as family photos with Santa. A big holiday party is also planned for 1-3 p.m. when all of Nanaimo’s mascots and characters will be in attendance.

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