Gananoque & District Humane Society Winter Warmup Chili Cook-Off

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Do you have a great recipe for home-made chili? Would you like to enter it in a competition for fun and a chance to win some cash?

Help us warm up the coming month with a pot of your best chili served up at the Lansdowne Community Centre on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Gananoque & District Humane Society Winter Warm-up Chili Cook-Off contest is on that day.

This is a fun, informal fundraiser that has been gathering momentum and the public is encouraged to participate. What goes best with chili, besides cornbread and coleslaw, is a nice cool beverage so the event will be licensed this year. There will be music with some local bands. Have some fun if you’re not heading south!

Doors open at noon for family fun – lunch includes tasting as many chilis as you want, with sides and a pop, coffee or tea for only $10 for adults or $5 for kids. You can vote for your fave chilis in several categories. There’ll be a silent auction and a bake table, books for sale, and maybe a few crazy games. At intervals during the day local musician Cameron Smith will be playing along with some buddies. We are still searching for another band – so if you’d like to volunteer please give organizers a call.

As the day goes on swing into the dinner hour and beyond for a party – chili, music, dancing, refreshments.

The bonus is you’ll be helping support the grassroots unpaid all-volunteer Humane Society that serves Lansdowne and a large part of TLTI – both cats and dogs, who would otherwise be homeless.

To register as a contestant email: or call 613-923-5098. Please use these contacts to find out where you can buy tickets in advance. If you would like to volunteer at the event help is very much welcomed, so please call for that, too. It was great fun last year.