This weekend Whistler will be hosting a very special event: The Canadian National BBQ Championships. The competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest's BBQ circuit, and a draw qualifier event for the American Royal World Championships in Kansas City as well as the Jack Daniel's World Championship BBQ event in Lynchburg, Tennessee. On Saturday the Budweiser King of the Grill Contest will take place: this contest is as wide open as your imagination and will be judged by both certified BBQ judges for a cash prize as well as a panel of judges from the public who will qualify your entry for the "People's Choice Award". The only restrictions are the main component of the participants presentation must be grilled or smoked on an outdoor grill or BBQ and cooked on site. Vegetables, fish, lamb, anything goes.Also on Saturday the 6th Annual Backyard Burger Championship will take place: the contest is open to all BBQ enthusiasts and is a great place to start for new BBQ competitors. All you need are your imagination and your 'secret' ingredients. The organizers supply gas grills, smallwares, the hamburger and a selection of buns and condiments to dress it up. Every year the winner has their burger creation featured on The Dusty's Bar and BBQ menu. A Chili Competition and a Cocktail Contest completes the Saturday events programme. On Sunday the main event, the Canadian BBQ Championships, will take place. Cooks from all over North America will be competing for the honour of "Canadian Champion 2008" plus cash, prizes and an invitation to the World Championships in Lynchburg. A great day to come on down and see the real pros in action and maybe even sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat.
Barbecue is a true American original with it's roots in the south, but it's popularity has grown over the years and now it has branches reaching all over the place.