The Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ Donates all Proceeds of this Event to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Young Burn Survivors Camp
The Chili and BBQ Festival has a long history of supporting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Since the festival’s inception by Fire Captain David Vladjick, over $50,000 has been raised for our charity of choice.
Make a Donation to Receive a Sampling Wristband
The festival has been located in Langley, BC for 8 years running and Langley City Fire Rescue Local 3253 have been there each year to help. These fire fighters and their families who volunteer their time at The Festival can be found at the festival main entrance. There the fire fighters collect donations from the public and hand out wristbands for sampling. The wristbands enable those who donate to receive a bowl of Firehouse Chili on Saturday or a Pumper Pulled Pork sandwich on Sunday from the fire fighters. This wristband must also be present on attendees who would like to sample barbecue from competition teams after each category turn in.
Learn More About The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Young Burn Survivors Camp
Young burn survivors can apply to attend camp, hosted for 1 week each July. The cost for each camper is $2,900 but year round fundraising efforts by Fire Fighters and events like the Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ the camp is free to campers. It is an incredibly meaningful and emotional week for campers. Together with their counsellors, some of whom are also burn survivors, campers get to join in group activities such as swimming, hiking, and kayaking. Doctors, nurses, medical therapists, adult burn survivors and professional fire fighters also volunteer their time as counsellors at camp.
To make a donation directly to The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Young Burn Survivors Camp, click on this link.