It sure wasn’t a chilly Saturday in Prince George, but hundreds of people couldn’t get enough chili at the 41st Annual Great Northern Chili Cook-off.
Hosted by the Community Art’s Council’s Spring Arts Bazaar, 12 teams competed in the competition including our very own Jim Pattison Group team. Last year, MLAs Mike Morris and Shirley Bond’s “Spice Cabinet” team took home the top prize for bragging rights.
The event also featured The Prince George Pottery Guild who made more than 700 handcrafted bowls to be sold in order to sample all of the different chili varieties. All of the proceeds go to the Community Art’s Council and Executive Director, Wendy Young, says it will go a long way. “Our gaming budget got markedly reduced in the past couple of years, but all of the funds stay in Prince George and they will be cycling through our community at least seven more times so I’m happy about that,” she said.”
Young estimates more than 500 bowls have been sold at this year’s event, each sold for $25, which could mean a profit of $12,500. It’s especially a big event Timothy Bridgman who is cycling across the world in support of a disaster relief charity called, The Shelter Box. He decided to help out by serving up his Cincinnati Style Chili to Prince George locals. “So many people have done so much for me along this trip and we have to give back, if everyone takes than the world just stops.”
The winner of the competition will be determined on Monday.