Kiwanis, RLTC chili tops
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Great Canadian Chili Cook-Off” yesterday was a success, with the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club named as the 2012 champs.
The team won over judges Dave Bishop (93.1 The Border), Laurie Witherspoon (Town of Fort Frances), and Duane Hicks (Fort Frances Times) with their concoction, “Lo-Local Kiwanis Chili” to earn the prestigious “Best Chili Award.”
Rainy Lake Tribal Contracting’s “RLT-Chili” was named the People’s Choice winner by members of the public who sampled all 11 varieties of chili served up yesterday and then voted for their favourites.
RLTC also was the judges’ second choice, followed closely by Seven Generation’s “Sweaty Moose Chili.”
Last year’s chili champs, Holmlund Financial, earned the third-most People’s Choice votes with their “Holmlund’s Heartwarming Chili.”
This year’s other competitors, and their chili, included:
•Marlyss Thiessen—“Volcanic Ash” white chicken chili;
•Seven Generations Education Institute—“Jive Turkey Chili,” “Northern Lights Chili,” and “Toot! Toot! Chili”;
•Team BAM (Katherine Dobie and Pamela Kawulia)—“The Best BAM Chili”; and
•two entries from Fort Frances High School students.
An estimated 250 people attended the chili cook-off, which was held at the Legion.
The annual cook-off also featured the ever-popular cake roulette, with proceeds going to the breakfast program at Robert Moore School.