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GingerCane is an online gingerbread house competition benefitting local Children's Hospital Charities.
It showcases the ingenuity & dedication to community.
See How it Works and read below to find out everything you need to know about the 2021 Gingerbread contest.
The 11th Annual Gingerbread Design Competition for the new home building industry and public takes place from November 15 to December 16, 2021. You can start building at any time, but here are some key dates:
There are three categories of entry for the competition – Pros, Public and Kids – These categories make room so anyone can join the contest and submit an entry! "The Pros" Category includes any company or team from the home building industry - Home Builders, Land Developers, Planners, Engineers, Students, Architects, Designers, Realtors, Consultants and Vendors. The Public category is for anyone wishing to participate that is not in the Home Building Industry. Still intimidated? Get a kit for your kids and use their imaginative creation to Get the Vote, after all, it’s all for the kids! Each category winner will receive a "Sweet" Award.
There is NO FEE or cost to enter! You can register online and download the starter Builder Kit. If you’d like to enter and have questions send us an email at email@example.com.
Design & Build
GingerCane is an "Anything Goes" community of Gingerbread homes. Your team can build ANY TYPE OF GINGERBREAD HOME or sculpture you desire. The only requirement is that it is created with fun! Need design inspiration? Check out previous entries on our Facebook page or the Map view at gingercane.com.
There’s no house too small or too tall, as long at it spreads holiday cheer to all!
Submitting your Entry
You DO NOT need to submit your home to us in person. Participation and voting takes place online at gingercane.com. Take photos and video of your building experience and final creation; upload the photos and a YouTube Video to your unique URL voting page.
Proceeds of the Campaign benefit The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Stollery Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, in whichever jurisdiction our contest entries are located. See our Tax Information online for all the details on campaign proceeds.
After voting opens at noon on November 29th – you will want to share your voting page (located at www.gingercane.com) with as many people as you can! We’ve given you some social media tools right on your page – but feel free to pick up the phone or email and encourage trades, colleagues and supporters to get out and vote! We’ve created a Donate-to-vote system, so every dollar donated - is a vote for your creation. Follow the competition on E2 + Associates Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Who won last year?
Past contests have attracted entries & donations from some great partners in the land development and homebuilding industries! The 2021 winner was Genstar Development Company - Edmonton. Congratulations and thank you again to everyone who participated. Every entrant and donation helps ‘Bake a Difference!’
Who are We?
E2 + Associates is an award winning urban design firm involved in the creation & review of market-aware Architectural Controls for communities that are livable, distinctive and economically successful. We help developers, builders, municipalities & HOAs craft an architectural vision & make it a reality. Visit our website www.e2.associates for more information.
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Contact: Melanie Sortland
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Suite 800 College Plaza
8215 112 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
Contact: Melinda Elgot
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
CE501-840 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Contact: Courtney Nodrick
E2 + Associates
150 9 Ave SW Floor 23,
Calgary, AB T2P 3H9
Contact: Stefan Bieber
(403) 256-5123 x110
E2 + Associates (formerly Evans 2 Design Group)
How to Make Gingerbread
The Gingerbread Man (video)
Builder Kit Documents
E2 + Associates © 2020
Contest terms, donations & Tax info
Here is everything you need to know! Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Fundraising Agent
The Annual ‘GingerCane’ Gingerbread Design Competition is hosted, and contributions collected by KR Evans 2 Design Group Ltd (E2 + Associates or Evans 2 Design Group) in Calgary, AB CANADA (e2.associates). E2 + Associates acts as an Official third-party Fundraiser under an Agency Agreement with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundations of Manitoba.
Terms of Participation
Teams are invited to participate in the competition by building a Gingerbread house design entry and their supporters are invited to contribute financially to the campaign by ‘voting with their dollars’ for the entry of their choice. Every dollar counts as one vote.
The GingerCane Contest is organized from our home city of Calgary, Alberta. The contest intent is to provide a fun & engaging means of raising money for children’s hospital charities while bringing the home building industry together. The money raised for each team will go to the children’s hospital foundation in the jurisdiction of the team is based from. The GingerCane Contest has entered into formal agreements with the principle providers of children’s health services in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. For contributions made to entries from outside of these jurisdictions, to the extent allowable by any body of judicial or regulatory authority, we will endeavor to distribute a pro rata share of net proceeds of the campaign to hospital charities in reasonable proximity to the physical location of those entries.
Contributing to the Campaign
Supporters may opt to sponsor the campaign with a direct contribution (contact Sean Young at 403-988-3750 for full sponsorship opportunities) or by supporting one or more entries with a team specific contribution.
Voting for an Entry
To support an entry in the GingerCane contest you may direct your votes to a specific team in one of two ways:
Vote Online: Each team is given a voting page at http://vote.gingercane.com that accepts online voting through financial contributions to the campaign. Each dollar contributed will purchase one vote for the subject entry. Voting starts at Noon on November 25th, 2019
Send a cheque: You can mail a cheque to us directly. Be sure to provide your contact information and the name of the team to whom who you want to direct your contribution. Cheques should be made payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ and mailed to 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8. They must arrive before noon MST on December 13th, 2018 to count towards contest standings. In the spirit of the campaign, all financial contributions that arrive after the cutoff will be added to campaign proceeds and directed to our charitable partners.
Sponsoring the Campaign Directly
To support the campaign you may wish to provide:
Direct financial support: Sponsorship opportunities are available and may be made by providing your sponsorship cheque payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ at 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8.
A gift-in-kind donation: Every year our generous supporters provide a variety of services including printing, creative, photography, marketing and other business products that help ensure more money goes directly into the hands of the hospital foundations and charities. If you would like to discuss a gift-in-kind contact Sean Young at 403-988-3750
Giving by Cheque
There are several reasons why you may wish to contribute by cheque that include:
To avoid the use of PayPal or a credit card;
To help us avoid payment processing fees on large donations;
You wish to make a contribution in the name of a party that differs from that on the available credit card;
You wish to obtain a receipt in the name of a business or individual that differs from that on the available credit card.
In order to receive a tax receipt, as applicable (refer to Tax Receipts below) per CRA guidelines, for the current tax year, funds must be received by Evans 2 Design Group no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
To contribute by cheque, please contact us by telephone at (403) 256-5123 or via email at email@example.com to notify us of your intention to donate, and to which gingerbread team your donation should be attributed. Mail or courier your cheque payable to:
E2 + Assocaites
Attn: The GingerCane Campaign
4723 - 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8
The GingerCane Campaign gathers contributions in the form of sponsorship and voting contributions. Each type of receipt is handled in a different manner. Please read the information below to better understand the differences, and how your valuable contribution will be handled. Additional questions regarding official tax receipts can be directed to the Hospital Foundation contacts found below.
Tax Receipts - Voting Contributions
Tax receipts for voting contributions made online through www.gingercane.com are subject to the following policies and terms:
Official Charitable Tax Receipts are provided for voting contributions directed to a Canadian charitable partner in amounts greater than CDN$20 made by an individual taxpayer.
For receipts greater than CDN$20 for voting contributions made by a corporation or other legal entity – a tax receipt from the charitable organization will be mailed.
All Official receipts are issued by the hospital foundations or charity directly. They can only be prepared and distributed as follows :
In the name of the donor (the individual or business name who provided payment);
To the address provided on the payment information (either cheque, credit card or PayPal account address);
CRA guidelines recommend that all receipts be distributed on or before February 28 of the year following the donation date.
All contributions made via the GingerCane PayPal payment gateway will be provided:
A PayPal receipt emailed to the primary account email address or can be printed online at the time of contribution;
Please note that the transaction will appear on banking statements as “PAYPAL *KREVANS2DES”
Corporations may opt to support the GingerCane Campaign with a monetary or gift-in-kind sponsorship.
Acknowledgement receipts for monetary sponsorship to the GingerCane campaign are subject to the following policies and terms:
Acknowledgement receipts in the full amount of the monetary sponsorship will be provided by Evans 2 Design Group, and wherever possible accompanied by a letter of acknowledgement issued by one of our charity partners.
Cheques should be made payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ and mailed to 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8 on or before December 13th, 2019.
Receipts for non-monetary (gift-in-kind) sponsorship to the GingerCane Campaign are subject to the following policies and terms:
A receipt may be available under certain conditions for a donation of products. To attempt to qualify for a receipt issued by one of the Foundation partners please provide us with:
A detailed invoice showing the items provided, their market value and company contact information;
Invoices can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the official fundraising organizer ‘E2 + Associates’ at 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8 on or before December 13th, 2019.