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Shuswap bakers’ best auctioned off, event raises over $65,000

Proceeds go to R.J. Haney museum

The Shuswap’s best pies were baked and bid on at Heritage Week’s annual pie auction.

Apple, fruit and berry pies were baked and judged on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Piccadilly Mall during B.C. Heritage Week, put on by the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

The pie-baking competition goes hand in hand with the historical All the Ways to Make a Pie exhibit that ran during the week, curated by Erin Stodola.

Pie slices were available for $5 each, and the pie auction took off, with money going towards the museum. Newcomers, past pie contest winners and local celebrity bakers all had pies up for sale.

The auction raised over $65,000.

A sour cherry pie baked by Bonnie Peterson, who has won the contest eight times, sold for $3,400 on Saturday.

Max Bickle, son of Integrity Roofing owner Josh Bickle, bid $4,000 for a caramel apple pie and won, continuing his father’s tradition of giving back to the community.

Get in touch with R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum by calling 250-832-5243, email or visit

READ MORE: Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest returns with Heritage Week celebrations


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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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