Calgary’s SmellaQue Wins BIG

[Chilliwack, BC] The 4th Annual Barn Burner BBQ (#BBBBQ) competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. Eighteen teams competed for the Grand Championship which was captured by SmellaQue from Calgary! Competing in their first Canadian Competition, Booties BBQ from Washougal, WA. took home the trophy for Reserve Grand Champion.

Braii-Q’s Darrel Seskin shared, “This was an amazing competition with teams from BC, Alberta, and the USA – the weather was hot as was the competition.”

An estimated four thousand visitors braved the heat and came out to enjoy the food, learn about BBQ competition, and to take in live entertainment. Admission was in the form of donations. $9,440 was raised for Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard, a program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates.

A special thanks to our Black Box judges who judged BBQ entries entered using this year’s mystery ingredients including fresh duck breast and pork sirloin. The winning entry for the Black Box competition and Chef’s Choice was created by Braii-Q from Richmond, BC.

For a full list of 2018 results, please visit:

The 2018 Barn Burner BBQ competition was furnished by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. The event was partnered and organized by Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, with additional support provided by Envision Financial, Old Yale Brewing, Twin Maple Construction, Double G Cattle, Grand Pappy’s Home Furniture, The Big Green Egg, BC Chicken Marketing Board, Hi Pro Feeds, Tractor Grease and the Tent Guys.