you're reading...
Entertainment, Propaganda

City of Surrey Issues Building Permit for… Gingerbread Houses?

“Dear Planning Department (for permits)” ….. “We are asking permission to build a community of gingerbread houses in the Bayridge neighbourhood on Friday, December 15 of this year.”

So begins a letter from students at Bayridge Elementary school in Surrey, British Columbia in Canada. The elementary students sent the letter outlining building materials to be used (6 graham crackers, candies, icing and chocolate) and promised not to cut down any trees in the process. In the spirit of holiday cheer, the city’s Building Division responded with a permit to begin construction of the gingerbread community.

Thank you for your application to build a gingerbread community. Your request for a building permit has been approved with conditions including the houses to be constructed of candy only and must be cute and delicious. Ensure there is access for Santa and his reindeer.

Once your construction has been completed, please contact us for a final taste testing inspection. Please remember that constructing any gingerbread families require separate permits.


The Building Division

Thankfully the Building Division felt generous this holiday season.



About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: