A donation to the Burn Fund at the entrance to our venue, $5 at minimum, entitles you to receive a sampling wristband. The public can then wander around the Festival and sample chili and BBQ prepared by teams after each turn in – while supplies last! All monies raised from wristband sales, as well as a portion of team registration fees, are donated to the charity we support. In honour and in memory of fire fighter and Canadian Festival founder, Dave Veljacic, we support The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and in particular their annual Young Burn Survivors Camp. All these young campers come from right here in BC and in the past several years over $50,000 has been raised for this charity.