The Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ is part of The Canadian Chili and BBQ Society, a registered not-for-profit organization, and we are pleased to offer Sponsorship Opportunities for our 2014 BC Chili and BBQ Championships. The competition will take place on the weekend of June 18 &19 at Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel and Convention Center in historic downtown Langley, BC.
The Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ has been around for over 29 years. In 2013 our Festival had one of the largest prize purses on The Competition BBQ circuit at $15,000, which registered 38 BBQ teams to compete over two days. It is our intention for 2016 is to raise the bar even higher with a bigger prize purse, by introducing The Canadian Steak Cookoff Championships sanctioned by The Steak Cookoff Association in order to to bring in more competition teams, even larger crowds and to raise even more money for the charity we support The BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund. Together we have raised over $35,000 for our charity! We are a completely volunteer run and registered Society.
Our Festival draws thousands of families, couples and individuals to take in the sights, smells and tastes of a real Southern Style BBQ Competition. Huge crowds over the two-day Festival gives you an excellent opportunity to market and make your company known to a large demographic.
Media Coverage is extensive. Over the past several years we have had live coverage just prior to the festival on Global Television’s Morning News and City TV’s Breakfast Television plus stories on the six o’clock news for CTV, Global and the Asian market. We have been featured in The Province newspaper and we advertise extensively in local newspapers, radio and print media. We are included in local radio and televisions upcoming community events promotions.
Sponsors Row on-site gives our sponsors a chance to meet and greet the public as they wander through the site enabling you to promote and market your product or services personally. You will be provided the space you need including tables and chairs to set up your display.
Our website www.ccbbqs.com (Canadian Chili and BBQ Society) will place your logo on our Sponsors Page with a live link to your website. Our website is well promoted to the general public as well as the competition BBQ circuit. We would be pleased to provide you with space on our Sponsors Page for you to write a promotional testimonial regarding your sponsorship.
Your logo is included on all printed material, on-site festival banners and all newspaper advertising. The Festival banners are used as a backdrop in our live and taped TV coverage as much as possible.
Our prize purse and low registration fees make our event a huge draw to BBQ teams and the public who come to take in the sights, smells, tastes and vibe that is Competition BBQ and The BC Chili and BBQ Championships. Money received from sponsors goes to directly to the prize purse, charity and marketing costs of the event.
It is an honour for us as veteran BBQ competitors to produce the oldest BBQ competition in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. We have a fabulous group of ongoing sponsors that have been supporting The Festival for years. They too believe in the historic significance of this Festival as well as the promotional rewards they have realized over the years. We hope you will seriously consider joining our sponsorship family and help grow The Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ.
Fred Roycroft, Dave McKay, and Wayne Fettback