Participants in past years of the Great Chilli Cook-off have always dished up their creations in style. Organizers are still looking for a few more groups for this year’s edition.

Put your chili recipes to the test for charity in Langford

Rotary, West Shore Chamber hosting cook-off at Millstream Village

Got a wicked chili recipe you’d love to advance from the potluck realm to a more public one?

The Rotary Club of the West Shore is on the lookout for teams to enter the 12th annual Great Chili Cook-off, happening Aug. 27 at Millstream Village Shopping Centre in Langford.

The event, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club’s various charities, sees teams from families to companies and even restaurants compete for prizes.

For the public, a $7 ticket gets you samples of chili from every team represented, plus a hot dog and a drink.

Participants will be asked to vote on their favourite chili, which, along with the input from a panel of celebrity judges, will determine the winners on the day.

Rotary West Shore president Don Rugg said there’s been a good response to the call for teams so far.

“But we have room for a few more teams for this marvelous opportunity to promote your business and the quality of your culinary abilities,” he said. “It is a fun time with a compress time requirement.”

WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor said the organization is thrilled to be partnering with Rotary on the event, which serves as a fundraiser for the service club’s charities of choice.

While there are restaurant and pub teams that generally enter, Lawlor pointed out that there’s no stipulation that teams must be from the food industry.

“It can be a great team-building exercise for companies or other groups,” she said.

To sign up your team for the event or find out more information, send an email to or call the Chamber at 250-478-1130.


Just Posted

Colwood, Esquimalt mayors support potential passenger commuter ferry

Mayors Rob Martin and Barb Desjardins hopeful study will continue

Juan de Fuca curlers ‘reeling’ after learning rink will be replaced with dry floor

West Shore Parks & Recreation board says curling rinks not getting enough use

Early indications say allergy season could be milder this spring

The Aerobiology Lab collects pollen samples from across Canada to help make predictions

Spring equinox welcomed by final super moon of 2019

Spring has sprung and did you catch that moon

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

View Royal council to discuss proposed 3.5% tax increase tonight

Budget open house to directly precede the council meeting

Extensive training makes Island man powerlifter a national champ

Age no barrier to bouncing back from nagging back injuries in the past

40 records broken across B.C. as hot streak continues

Abbotsford hottest spot in Canada on Tuesday

B.C. wildfire prevention budget bulked up as dry spring unfolds

Night vision goggles tested for early detection effort

Vancouver driver ticketed twice within 6 minutes for same offence

The man was written up by two different officers for using an electronic device

B.C. teacher reprimanded after incident with Grade 11 student in school gym

Gregory Norman Brock was teaching at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

Most Read