“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.