The morning after C3YVR! Part 1- Thank yous!
Posted July 11, 2009on:
(Joey Lawrence voice) WHOA!
Last night was so fun, it’s hard to find the words to describe it! I wanted to write this post in two parts- first is the thank you’s to the volunteers, sponsors and everyone who made it out to have a good time and donate to a good cause. The second post is a re-cap of the great things that happened last night, both behind the scenes and out in the crowd. So, on with part one!
Photo of some of the volunteers bussing cupcakes: by Cookiestork
First off, I want to give everyone a little bit of background behind C3YVR and the volunteers who made it happen. I don’t like to take the spotlight, so I’ll just leave it to say that I decided to organize a CupcakeCamp in Vancouver because I had heard so many good things come from the various C3’s to happen all over North America and soon to be world-wide! From the start, I knew that I needed some great volunteers to help, and they came flocking to the cause. Pretty soon, ‘I’ became ‘We’ and it goes without saying that this whole shindig couldn’t have happened without the generosity and hard work of the C3YVR volunteers!
(This and all of the following photos were taken by the wonderful John Bieler) From left to right- Liana, Erin, Kris, Danielle, Isabel, Yumi. Front- Stephanie. Asia is not pictured, as she was off running cupcakes!)
We also want to thank Victoria for the tee-shirts and bringing the soy/milk all the way from Abbotsford.
After a ton of group-consultation, we figured out our roles as volunteers and began organizing a fantastic event. Workspace was kind enough to work out a date and time with us, and we really couldn’t have done this without help from @Gregeh who buzzed people in all night long, and helped clean up afterwards. Thanks!
Once the blog, twitter, and facebook account were set up, things really started rolling. We were able to secure some really, really wonderful sponsors: Returnpath.net, lintbucket.com, funchico.com, tartlets.ca, pictureyourcake.com, and the ever-amazing cococake.com! Our sponsors were kind enough to contribute money and prizes for our competitions, which means that we were able to cover all of the costs of renting the space and equipment to make C3YVR happen, even with some left over to contribute towards our goal of raising money for the Downtown Eastside Womens Centre.
Pictureyourcake.com donated a bunch of CupcakeCamp Vancouver cupcakes, complete with logo and beautiful decorations
Our last (but not least) big thank-yous go out to our fantastic Judges. We had a great team of ladies with extraordinary palettes to judge our 3 competitions. After much deliberation, and working on a major sugar buzz from the night’s events, they were able to choose the best of the best of the bunch. The prizes were super-cool, as well: the most creative burger cupcakes won an “I (heart) cupcakes!” tee-shirt and a dozen cupcakes from Coco Cake. Best decorated (mint cupcake-balls) won a new laptop bag from Funchico.com, and the best tasting cupcake (I believe it was coconut!) won a $300 gift certificate to Tartlets.ca.
Finally, we’d like to thank Workspace for letting us throw this huge, successful party at their space.
On to part 2!