Looking to get your Halloween baking on AND support a good cause this spooky season?

United Way Greater Victoria has partnered Dan Hayes of The London Chef along with the creator of Witches’ Fingers Cookies, Emilie Dore, UWGV team member to bring you a fun, interactive, online event for the whole family benefiting UWGV’s Imagination Library project.

The ‘lunch and learn’ for the Spooktacular Witches’ Fingers Cookie Making Workshop is the next installment in UWGV’s Local Love Cafe webinar series and is happening Thursday, October 29th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

And even better, the first 30 people who book a spot for the seminar gets themselves a free tin of Victoria Fog tea locally made from Queen Bee Farms!

Victoria Fog is a creamy rich vanilla bean with subtle yet distinct hints of cooling mints, lavender, and Italian Bergamot Orange; a unique original twist on a classic blend.

This exclusive and ghoulish workshop will feature Emilie sharing the secret to making her Witches’ Fingers Cookie recipe; which was first featured in Canadian Living Magazine and has become one of their most requested recipes!

On top of this, celebrity chef Dan Hayes of the London Chef will create a savory coffin crostini with caramelized onions and parmesan cheese that is sure to put your taste buds under a spell. 

All you will need to do is sit back and enjoy the cooking experience, and a special video link will be provided to you afterwards so you can make the cookies at your leisure. The perfect family-friendly baking activity!

“I am really excited to be part of this upcoming fundraiser for the Imagination Library. I am a big supporter of United Way and its various programs and projects but this is one of the most exciting endeavors yet,” says Dan Hayes, London Chef.

“I love reading to my girls and fully appreciate the value of kids being exposed to reading and books as much as possible. If I can be part of bringing some of the magic of reading into people’s homes I am all for it.”

Proceeds from the workshop will benefit the Imagination Library project, a community based early literacy book-gifting program that aims to boost literacy and parental bonding.

In the program, children under the age of five in the CRD will have access to an exciting new book delivered to their home each month.

Spooktacular Witches’ Fingers Cookie Making Workshop

  • When: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Tickets: $25 each and available for purchase online

United Way Greater Victoria has narrowed their focus in direct response to COVID-19 to help their community recover and rebuild.

In the coming weeks, we will highlight their areas of action, each with signature initiatives, which you can donate to in order to assist those most vulnerable.

United Way of Greater Victoria

Click here to donate today and help ensure they get the assistance they need during these uncertain times.

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