The Happiest Evening of the Year

This happiest event in the north opens its doors again at the North Peace Cultural Centre at 6:00. Tickets will be sold at the NPCC box office. For the price of a ticket, $15 per person or $30 for a family of four with an extra $5 per additional family member), patrons have the opportunity for unlimited tasting of many deliciously decadent chocolate confections donated by home and commercial bakers.

A live auction for the beautiful baked goods begins around 6:45 and while enjoying the tasting treats, bids may be placed at both the KID”S and adult silent auction tables.   There is something for everyone at this amazing event.

Proceeds from the Chocolate Festival go to supporting children’s art programming in the form of an expanded FREE KIDS’ ART PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE, the giving of student bursaries and to support art in its many forms at Peace Gallery North and the North Peace Cultural Centre.


To enter, bakers are asked to contribute two identical items, i.e. two batches of fudge or selections in one of the other five categories.  One will be wrapped in clear cellophane by volunteers and displayed beautifully for the Live Auction and the other will be cut up (by volunteers) into tiny “tasters” for the judges and patrons of the event. In accordance with food safe regulations, nothing that requires refrigeration can be accepted.

Winners of each category (cookies, candy (Boutique), squares, cakes and Kid’s) will receive a blue ribbon, recognition at the event, in the media and on the North Peace Cultural Centre web site as well as free admittance to next year’s event.

Bakers are asked to confirm their participation with a call to Peace Gallery North, (250) 787-0993, before March 13th. Delivery of baked donations will take place at the NPCC foyer on Saturday, March 28th between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. At time of drop-off, please indicate whether your recipe contains nuts.

We are also looking for volunteers to help at the North Peace Cultural Centre on the day of the Festival with the cutting up of tasters and perhaps the receiving of donations or other small tasks.. If you can help on this busy day, please let us know by phone as above or by email at

Proceeds from the Chocolate Festival enables the Peace Arts Gallery Society to sponsor a Free Kids’ Arts Program, to support Peace Gallery North operations and a variety of North Peace Cultural Centre initiatives.

Thank you to everyone that has supported this event in the past and for your participation this year.