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.


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