West Shore competitors bring the heat in Rotary Chili Cook-Off

Bucky’s Taphouse wins best chili category

Bryan Fleming with Cherish at Central Park checks his chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Bryan Fleming with Cherish at Central Park checks his chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

A little bit of rain didn’t stop people from bringing the heat during the annual Rotary Chili Cook-Off and WestShore Showcase over the weekend.

The 14th annual cook-off, held at Belmont Secondary school and put on by the Rotary Club of West Shore, involved a number of teams who mixed various ingredients to cook up their best pot of chili on Saturday.

This year, Bucky’s Taphouse took home the top prize for best chili, followed by Elements Casino and the Sooke Family Resource Society.

The Sooke Family Resource Society also took home the top prize in the best showmanship category, followed by Cherish at Central Park and Bucky’s Taphouse.

The people’s choice award also went to Bucky’s Taphouse, followed by Elements Casino and Cherish at Central Park.

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In addition to the cook-off, the event included booths and displays with information on local businesses and organizations, as well as family fun, entertainment and activities for kids provided by the West Shore Arts Council and West Shore Parks and Recreation.

All proceeds from the event provide funding for the many projects and initiatives the Rotary Club of West Shore are involved with throughout the western communities.


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Sharon Dolce, Ann Fleming and Barbara Merkley stir their pot of chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Sharon Dolce, Ann Fleming and Barbara Merkley stir their pot of chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

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