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Wednesday afternoon, UFV students buzzed in anticipation for a rare haul of tasty treats to be laid before them by the graphic design department Krispy Kreme doughnuts are one of the world’s most scrumptious snacks, after all. But alas, even a great monopoly such as Krispy Kreme can fall prey to the terrors of winter.

The Krispy Kreme delivery truck was delayed, according to Jenia Siemens, the department assistant for graphic design, due to the heavy snow present on the Coquihalla Highway. Their delivery truck couldn’t deliver doughnuts in time for the graphic department’s fundraiser, resulting in the postponing of the event until March 6.

Krispy Kreme informed the graphic design department of their conundrum around 3 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the original event date, but were unable to provide additional details of what exactly befell their shipment.

The fundraiser was planned in order to raise funds for the graphic design department’s next study tour, which will send a lucky group of students to New York City from April 29 to May 5 2019. During their trip to the art and design capital, students will “experience historical and contemporary design and typography in action,” according to Siemens. The purpose of the study tour is to combine museum and gallery visits, hands-on workshops, studio tours, and selected city attractions in order to provide immersive insight into the world of design.

The financial goal for the fundraiser is sitting around $600. The funds raised will help to offset the $2,000 student fees for the study tour. The fees will cover flights, accommodations, museum and gallery entrances, and an illustration workshop, all in six nights. All spots for the trip are currently filled, but waitlist positions may become available should there be any cancellations.

The initial idea for a doughnut fundraiser was proposed by a graphic design student, and the department ran with the idea of fundraising a tour in New York by selling doughnuts.  

Originally, organizers planned to order 100 dozen doughnuts. However, as students started to spread the word between family and friends, so many pre-orders flooded in that it became clear that number needed to increase. Students can now expect 150 dozen doughnuts to appear at the next sale. This number is expected to sell out early on.

Other plans for GDD fundraising are also in the works. On Thursday, March 14 from 69 p.m. at Townhall Public House in Abbotsford, a graphic design pub night will be held, which will include a 50/50 draw, design trivia, and a silent auction. There will also be a paint night and a movie screening of the documentary “Design Canada,” for which details have yet to be determined.

The graphic design department promises to deliver more mouth-watering morsels on March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the breezeway outside A and B building. The cost will be $10 for a dozen or $1 per doughnut.

Image: Ruth Hartnupp/Flickr

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