The gingerbread house at Country Grocer at Valleyview is famous.
"I’ve bragged that it’s the biggest one on Vancouver Island. I used to say it was the biggest in the world," said assistant store manager Maurice Gaudreault. That was until he went on the Internet. "Then I saw one in Germany that was as big as a house," he laughed.
The Country Grocer creation is still pretty special, though. The popular delicious creation has been on display at the store since the end of November and is set to come down next Monday. But that’s not the end of its life. "It all goes to shut-ins and those seniors at the care homes who don’t get out much," Gaudreault said.
Some of the structure is heading to Cowichan District Hospital and the rest of it will go to Cairnsmore Place, Duncan Manor and Sunridge in Duncan and Acacia in Shawnigan Lake, he said.