Sugar shack breakfast will raise funds for new École Entre-Lacs playground

The maple syrup-inspired breakfast will be served at Craft Corner on Feb. 16

Parents of students attending the new École Entre-Lacs school and local businesses will be bringing a taste of Quebec to Penticton this month.

On Feb. 16, an almost all-day breakfast will be hosted at Craft Corner Kitchen to raise funds for the elementary school.

Craft is teaming up with Smugglers Smokehouse to serve a maple syrup-inspired breakfast.

Based on a traditional sugar shack breakfast in Quebec, plates will include scrambled eggs and pancakes from Craft Corner, and smoked sausage, smoked bacon and baked beans from Smugglers.

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On the side, each plate will be served with fresh maple taffee on snow from Maple Roch of Summerland.

A portion of the proceeds from each plate will be donated toward the creation of an age-appropriate playground at the school.

Entre-Lacs moved into the former McNicoll Park Middle School building at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

The school serves students in kindergarten through to grade 8, and the existing middle school playground has proven a poor fit for the younger students.

Related: École Entre-lacs a finalist in playground contest

“We’re just trying to do what we can to make sure that kids get something to play with while they’re still little kids,” said Neil Wyper, president of the parent advisory council (PAC).

Wyper said the PAC is expecting funding from the province for a new playground, but it could take a few years.

“My daughter is in kindergarten waiting for the government to come along,” he said. “It’s not likely that she’s going to have something suitable for little kids until she’s big enough for what we already have there.”

Between this fundraiser and a few others, Wyper said the PAC is hoping to raise between 10 and 20 thousand dollars to get something on the ground sooner than later.

Ultimately, he said the PAC hopes their fundraising and the eventual funding from the province will help them build something similar to Discovery Park at Skaha Lake.

Aside from the breakfast plates, Cannery Brewing has pledged to donate the proceeds from sales of their Maple Stout throughout the day, and items donated to the PAC will be raffled off or auctioned at Craft Corner.

Related: Penticton breweries now live on BC Ale Trail app

Students have also prepared a collaborative art project that will be displayed at Craft Corner and made available for purchase.

“They took a series of staves from wine barrels and then each student got to paint a different one with a winter scene on one side and a spring scene on the other side. Then the staves all got hung from one bar together,” Wyper said, describing the artwork. “You can hang it on your wall and then flip it around when the seasons change.”

The breakfast will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 557 Main St. Plates are priced at $20 a piece.



karissa.gall@blackpress.ca

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