Thank You for Attending the Second Annual Vecova Chili Cook-Off!

2017 Chili Cook-Off Thank You

On Friday, October 27, 2017, twelve teams put their culinary skills to the test to compete for the top competitor awards at the 2nd Annual Vecova Chili Cook-Off. These competitors spent countless hours perfecting their recipes and preparing their signature chili dishes to showcase them to our “expert” taste-testers and judges. These delectable chili dishes were sampled by our panel of judges, including Ivan Sierralta, chair of Vecova’s board, Dave MacKillop, a board member and Larry Saviskoff, a volunteer partner with CSV Midstream Solutions. Thank you to all our guests who put their taste buds to the test, tried the chili cooked by our competitors and voted for their favourites. Thank you for joining us!

Prizes for the judges’ choice, voters’ choice, most unique chili and chili spirit were awarded to our competitors for their outstanding efforts. Chefs from Silver Springs Golf & Country Club cooked a large amount of chili for our guests and participants to enjoy. Your chili was delicious and we truly value your generosity. COBS Bakery in Crowfoot also donated dinner buns and coupons for all of our guests!

Our volunteers worked hard to help make sure this event ran smoothly and everyone had a good time – thank you for your hard work and commitment. All of our competitors were outstanding this year, and we appreciate all their hard work and participation!

Congratulations to our top competitors:

  • 1st Place Judges’ Choice: Visionaria
  • 2nd Place Judges’ Choice: Rec-co-va
  • 3rd Place Judges’ Choice: Team Tavender
  • Most Unique Chili: Sweet Heat’s “Spicy Pumpkin Chili”
  • Chili Spirit: Visionaria
  • Chili Spirit: Chili Trio
  • Best Decorated Table: Canadian Chil-eh
  • 1st Place Voters’ Choice: Chili Willy’s “Chicken Chipotle Chili”
  • 2nd Place Voters’ Choice: Visionaria
  • 3rd Place Voters’ Choice: Hunter’s Special

We hope to see you all again next year!

We appreciate the support from our donors for their help in making the 2nd Annual Vecova Chili Cook-Off an unforgettable event for our clients, staff and community members.


Thank you to our donors:

  • Silver Springs Golf & Country Club
  • COBS Bakery Crowfoot
  • The Keg Steakhouse
  • Safeway Downtown
  • Safeway Westbrook
  • Raw Canvas
  • River Valley Adventure
  • Roma Catering Service
  • SmartyPantz Entertainment Corp.
  • Earls Shepard Flats
  • The Garage Sports Bar
  • Laser Quest
  • Vivo Recreation Centre
  • The Silk Road Spice Merchant
  • COBS Bakery Country Hills
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