CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2011) - This weekend, July 16 & 17, is the annual Chili Cook-Off at the Calgary Farmers' Market, in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Phil with Stock n Sauce, Derek with Big D's Smokehouse and Bob with Simple Simon Pies will all be providing their very own chili for the public to vote on and enjoy!

"We're extremely excited to host the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off at our new location, on the ATB Financial Stage," says Ken Aylesworth, General Manager of the Calgary Farmers' Market.
"The Calgary Food Bank is such an important resource for the people of Calgary and we are elated to help them fundraise for their campaign to Put the Boots to Hunger. We invite everyone down to sample the fabulous chili and donate to a great cause."

When: Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17

9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Calgary Farmers' Market

510 77 Ave SE

Drop by the Calgary Farmers' Market this weekend – an on-the-spot cash donation to the Food Bank gets you samples of three fabulous chilies, including a take-home pet-friendly chili from Bon-A-Pet-Treat!, and a chance to cast your vote! Voters' names are also entered in a draw for an extravagant gift basket.

"What can be better for bringing the community together than a chili cook-off," says James McAra, Calgary Food Bank CEO. "The Calgary Farmers' Market brings together a great number of people to chat, share stories, and enjoy tasty local treats; all the time knowing that no one will go away hungry, and someone will win the prize!"

The media is encouraged to participate in this event. Calgary Food Bank and Calgary Farmers' Market representatives will be available for interview and photos.

This release is transmitted courtesy of Marketwire.

Contact Information:

Calgary Food Bank
Morissa Choptain