Weekend Ribfest Tickles Taste-Buds

Photo by Colin Powers

Regina’s Prairie Smoke and Spice picked up a pair of awards at this weekend’s Living Sky Casino Ribfest for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation.

What originally began as a three-team competition was whittled down to two before beginning as an unfortunate windstorm prevented one of the Ribbers, Boss Hog’s BBG, from making it to the Living Sky Casino for the weekend.

That left Regina’s Prairie Smoke and Spice going head-to-head against Gator BBQ out of Simcoe, Ontario.

The celebrity judges included MLA Everett Hindley; Living Sky Casino Regional General Manager Trevor Marion; Karla Wiens, CEO of the Swift Current and District Chamber of Commerce; Deputy Mayor and Swift Current Council Member John Wall; and Iowa Wild Goaltender, Joel Rumpel.

The award for best ribs went to Gator BBQ, while both the best sauce award and the people’s choice award went to the Regina contestant.

In total, the weekend event raised $9,000 dollars towards the purchase of a Fetal Monitor for the Obstetrics unit at the Cypress Regional Hospital on behalf of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Story via Swift Current Online 

Written by Paul Figueiredo