Fifth Avenue businesses dishing up chili on Friday
Fifth Avenue will be warmer than usual this Friday, as the first annual Smokin’ Chili Cookoff takes over the street.
Eleven teams of local businesses, mainly from the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue, will be participating in the fun challenge. Everyone is invited out to participate. For $5, you get samples of all the competitor's dishes, voting rights, and a big bowl of your favourite chili.
Team Powerhouse Realty is spearheading the fund raiser, backed by Northern BC Tourism, PG Citizen, Wolf 97 FM, and other neighbors.
“We’re excited about it – it will be a lot of fun, and benefits a good cause,” said Barbara Robin of Team Powerhouse Realty. “It’s guaranteed to be a good time! And the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity and the rebuilding of Ness Lake Bible Camp's gym”.
“We love the idea - getting people out of the office on a Friday, having a friendly competition with the neighbors, and benefiting two good causes,” said Northern BC Tourism CEO, Anthony Everett.
Everett will be dishing up chili on Friday.
Businesses participating in the Smokin’ Hot Chili Cookoff include Concept Design, Aruntha’s Ceylon Garden, PG Sewing Ltd, Doucette Realty, 97FM The Wolf, Prince George Citizen, Black Diamond Lanes, Northern Development Initiative Trust (two teams), Northern BC Tourism and Team Powerhouse Realty. The 1200 Block of Fifth Avenue will be shut down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the event.