Teams Decorate Dog-Themed Gingerbread Houses for Charity

Teams Decorate Dog-Themed Gingerbread Houses for Charity

Manitoba singer-songwriter Sierra Noble (left) decorates her gingerbread dog house at The Forks on Thursday, December 20, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
Brittany Bagnall and Courtney Ketchen from Citytv’s ‘Breakfast Television’ decorate their gingerbread dog house at The Forks on Thursday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Local celebrities honed their gingerbread house decorating skills on Thursday in a fun competition at The Forks.

Petsecure hosted the dog-themed contest at The Forks over the lunch hour. About a dozen teams competed, creating edible masterpieces which were judged by the Manitoba pet welfare organization.

The winner received $1,000 from Petsecure to donate to the organization of their choice.

“We’re happy to use our doghouse decorating contest as a way to give a boost to one lucky organization that’s providing a loving, temporary home for someone’s future pet,” said Bill Skubovius, vice-president of business development at Petsecure.

The Winnipeg Humane Society won top prize with their Snoopy house. Petsecure will donate $1,000 to the WHS as a prize.

Petsecure also donated $100 to every other pet welfare organization that was played for at the event.

Teams compete to decorate dog-themed gingerbread houses at The Forks on Thursday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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