Received this very exciting email from Caiti McLelland

Director, Beach Ribfest & The Canadian Open BBQ Championships

(reprinted with permission)

I would first like to start off by thanking those that took part at Beach
Ribfest this past year in the Crazy Canuck BBQ Championships on Father`s Day
Weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated. It was fantastic to have
everyone out to our new home, Woodbine Park, in the City of Toronto. It may
have rained on the Saturday but that sure did not put dampen the spirit
which you all brought.

As previously mentioned to all teams, Beach Ribfest will once again be
happening Father`s Day Weekend 2010 – June 18-20! We are looking forward to
having those teams back who participated this year and very much look
forward to those who will be attending in 2010.

In the first year of Beach Ribfest, the Crazy Canuck BBQ Championships ran
on the Saturday of the event but we are certainly expanding the competition
for 2010. After watching the BBQ Event in Barrie dissolve, for various
reasons, it was a sad year for me. We worked hard to ensure that a
competition still happened by adding the Crazy Canuck BBQ Championships to
this new event. And we would say with only 7 weeks of planning we were very

That being said, after many meetings and discussions, the Canadian Open BBQ
Championships will officially be brought back to life!

I am pleased to announce that the Canadian Open BBQ Championships home will
be Toronto`s Beach Ribfest. Backed by the City of Toronto and the Beaches
Community the Championships are sure to be a continued hit. The competition
will run just as it once did in Barrie, but at its new home Woodbine Park.

***Teams from around the world, judges from across North America, blind &
onsite judging, 7 categories, incredible prize money & trophies, as well as
an automatic entry to The Jack!

The BBQ competition will be better than ever. Sponsored by just some of the
following Jack Daniel’s, Napoleon Gourmet Grills, Canadian Tire, Wellington
Brewery & more!!!

Please, join us (and mark on your calendars now!) to compete in the Canadian
Open BBQ Championships: Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 20 (for a full 2 day

More information on the Canadian Open BBQ Championships will be coming soon

This is really terrific news for us in Ontario !!! We hope to see our friends from Britain, Belgium, Switzerland come back for the venue as well as any new teams!!!

We will be spending the winter prepping for this comp now!! WOOOT!!!!