Proposed Event: Whitehorse Cookie Jam

I love planning events – dinner parties, games nights, large embassy celebrations, anything. But without a job in which to plan events, and few friends in my new home of Whitehorse, I haven’t had the chance to plan anything.

But I want to.

When I first moved to Ottawa, I attended the Ottawa Cookie Jam. It was a fundraiser that invited dozens of people to cook a few dozen cookies and then other people paid an entry fee to come in a try some of them. It was a chance to just eat cookies for the afternoon.

There were judges and a stand with milk, coffee and tea. It was in a church gymnasium. Nothing fancy.

There were wacky cookies, passed-down family recipes, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free cookies…

And even though I was there alone, just strolling through the aisles of cookies, it was a nice event.

I want to have one here.

But I need help. I know I don’t have a lot of readers, but if you stumble upon this random Yukon food blog and can help, I’d really appreciate it.

The first question is: Can Whitehorse support an event like this? Would I be able to find 30 (or more?) people willing to donate their time, effort and 36 cookies? Would I be able to find 100 people to pay, say $5 to try 5 cookies or $10 to try a dozen?

What are the venue options in Whitehorse? A lot of this relies on volunteers if we’re going to raise money for a charity. We could also just have it be an event and try to break even.

When is a good time of year? End of November? It could kick off baking season?

Whitehorse is a small place and I’m definitely new to how things run in a small town. So I look to all of you for advice. Do you think we could do it? Do you want to help?

AND since we are talking about cookies, Air North totally has to get involved, right?