Chilifest Raises over $29,000 for Hospice Kingston

Published on: 2015/09/29 - in Featured Releases

This past Saturday saw the glorious sun and a great turnout for Hospice Kingston’s 25th Annual Hospice Chilifest.

Some of Kingston’s best restaurants and organizations put their chilies to the test, to be tasted and enjoyed by all, including the judges.

The judges had their work cut out for them, and in a blind judging system voted the following winners:

Tex Mex Category: Kingston Professional Firefighters Association
Vegetarian Category: The Sleepless Goat
Ethnic Chili: The Kingston Brew Pub
Original Style: Bay Park Church
Family Style: Martha’s Table/Trillium College

And finally, the People’s Choice award went to Bay Park Church!

Participating in the inaugural Turn Up the Heat – Man vs. Chili event, were Mayor Bryan Paterson; Andy Brooke of the Conservative Party and Daniel Beals of the NDP. The master of ceremonies for Turn Up the Heat was Mike Reid of 98.9 The Drive.

Activities included face painting, a bouncy castle, wagon rides, and Silly Sally the Clown; the latest autos from Jim Thompson Chrysler, live music with The Stares and Hat Trick, and the apple pie tent.

Chilifest is one of Hospice Kingston’s biggest annual fundraisers. The event has raised over $600,000 to date, helping to provide comfort and support to individuals living with a lifelimiting illness and their families.

Hospice Kingston has been supporting the Kingston community for 30 years.

Release source: Hospice Kingston