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It’s getting H-O-T! Did someone call the Fire Department?!  🙂

No fire here, but it is getting hotter as it’s almost time for the annual Canadian Chili & BBQ Competition! The two day Festival takes places on Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Cascades Casino in Langley.

This is a family friendly event and tasting passes are available to the public for a $5.00 donation. Johnston’s is proud to be a sponsor of this great fundraising event; the funds raised from these donations as well as a portion of event registration fees are given to a charitable organization, traditionally the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund in honor of our founder David Veljacic. David was a Captain with the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service and was awarded Vancouver’s Firefighter of the Year in 1997. David and his wife Pat ran this annual event until 2001 after Pat passed away. David passed exactly one year later and the event has also become known as the David and Pat Veljacic Memorial Cookoff.

Did you know the 2011 competition raised over $8,000 for the fund? Join 2012’s festival and contribute to a great cause while tasting some fantastic BBQ! For more information, go to Canadian Festival of Chili & Barbeque

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