Are you looking for an exciting way to support your local businesses and give back to community in a unique way? GenNext’s new event series – Take Home TBay – is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and show your #LocalLove for community!
The GenNext Take Home TBay campaign will feature a variety of partnerships with various local businesses throughout 2021 to offer a product or experience that will engage and support our local community. Take Home TBay aims to support local businesses while simultaneously making an impact for a better tomorrow with a portion of all proceeds being donated back to the community through the United Way.
These experiences will happen every other month, and will range from a fun family/couple’s paint night where you can showcase your creativity with loved ones, a home cooking kit to prepare a delicious home cooked meal, or even a game night kit to bring out some competition and fun amongst players!
June ‘Dessert Days’ Edition:
GenNext & Rainbow Collective are excited to team up together to bring our community ‘Take Home TBay – Dessert Days’ which will take place from June 4 to 13.
We have partnered with 11 local bakeries and restaurants who will be offering tasty, sweet treats in support of our community. They have created a selection of eye-catching, yummy desserts that feature and celebrate Pride, Inclusivity, Diversity, and Love.
We are inviting people of Thunder Bay to support local and have fun while trying each location’s mouth-watering dessert!! For every Dessert Days treat sold, $1 will be donated back to the United Way of Thunder Bay and Rainbow Collective.
All funds raised will support meeting the immediate needs of local individuals, families, and children through United Way of Thunder Bay, by providing access to supports such as food, housing, clothing, transportation, and crisis counselling. By partnering with Rainbow Collective Thunder Bay, Dessert Days also generates important funds to the organization’s Community Grant Program. The low barrier micro-grants support the Gender and Sexual Diversity Community by donating supplies such as gender-affirming gear, funding art and support group projects and supporting basic needs such as groceries.
So Thunder Bay, what are you waiting for? Go ‘Take Home TBay’ and get your ‘Dessert Days’ on!!
What’s better than a birthday … the CAKE of course. This “birthday cake” dessert feature is inspired by Cristina Tosi who is the creator of Momofuku Milk Bar along with David Chang. Cristina did this dessert and Daytona’s team loved it so they couldn’t not do it!
Everyone loves persians and cheesecake, but what happens when you mix them together? You get Donatos Pizza & Bakery’s version of the ‘Persian Cheesecake’. This is one dessert that is a MUST TRY! A perfectly golden crumble, light and whipped cheesecake centre, and a frosted, pink berry icing topping. Need we say more.
Donato’s created a second dessert that they are featuring for this campaign, and phew, does it sound delicious… a Peanut Butter Confetti Cheesecake!! Be sure to try a slice of this.
These delicious hand-made fruit pies come in a variety of flavours including strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry. The perfect treat, shaped into a heart to resemble #LocalLove and supporting community.
Milk & Water Baking Co.
Did someone say cake? What about Rainbow Confetti Cutie Cake! These delicious Confetti Cakes are topped with a smooth rainbow buttercream!
Price: $20.00 with $5.00 being donated back.
Nomad Bakeshop & Sandwich Bar
“They’re magically delicious”, and let us tell you – they really are. Nomad Bakeshop & Sandwich Bar has created a special Rainbow Lemon Macaron that comes in a pack of 4. This is one delicious dessert you will NOT want to miss out on.
Red Lion Smokehouse
Red Lion Smokehouse has created a one-of-a-kind Pride Panna Cotta. 6 beautiful layers of fruit flavoured Panna that are layerd in the sequence of the Pride Flag. And of course, topped with a decadent Fruity Meringue. This dessert is no joke. Available for dine-in* and takeout (*provided current Covid-19 status in TBDHU region)
Simply Sweet Desserts at Beefcake’s Burger Factory
Everybody love a good brownie … BUT, what about a brownie with rainbow on top!!! Dig into this “moist”, but oh so chocolatey goodness.
Simply Sweet Desserts at Beefcake’s Burger Factory
Everybody loves a little childhood nostalgia … what about some Fruit Loops nostalgia? And what could be better then this? Turning them into a fruit loop marshmallow square! MMMMMMM
Sweet North Bakery
Sweet North has become famous for their weekly special cruffin – and they did it up big for this partnership!! Introducing the ‘Rainbow Cruffin’ – A buttery and flaky croissant pastry filled with fluffy vanilla cream and topped with a rainbow of celebration.
Get your hands on these one-of-a-kind Rainbow Cake Cups from Swell!! It’s a Vanilla Bean Cake, layered with custard cream & ribboned with caramel. Item will be available for pre-order on their website the week of June 7-10, with pick up on Saturday, June 12.
TJ’s Ice Cream Shoppe
Have you tried TJ’s Ice Cream Shoppe’s Rainbow Shaved Ice yet? Well, now is your sign to head on down and do that. This tasty ice cold, smooth treat has endless amounts of flavour and comes in 4 sizes – kids, small, medium & large. Stop by TJ’s and try one today!
Price: Range depending on size
Tomlin has chosen to not offer only 1 dessert for Take Home TBay – Dessert Days, but rather all 3 that they have on their menu. One would maybe call this … dessert heaven. Why just get one? Pictured is their Blueberry Panna Cotta – earl grey cream, sponge cake, candied almonds, and blueberries.
Tomlin has chosen to not offer only 1 dessert for Take Home TBay – Dessert Days, but rather all 3 that they have on their menu. One would maybe call this … dessert heaven. Why just get one? Pictured is their Mango Cheesecake – candied peanuts, cayenne, mango curd and lime.
Tomlin has chosen to not offer only 1 dessert for Take Home TBay – Dessert Days, but rather all 3 that they have on their menu. One would maybe call this … dessert heaven. Why just get one? Sarah’s Brownie – banana caramel, honey ricotta, and candied hazelnuts. (picture coming soon)