We found our #MPChickenHero!



June 27, 2016 (Ottawa) – Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP from Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba, won a $10,000 donation to a food bank in his riding and is officially Canada’s #MPChickenHero!

The #MPChickenHero contest saw 81 Members of Parliament submit their favourite sandwich recipes in a bid to have them selected as the recipe that will be served to 10,000 people at the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ in Ottawa on July 1st.

The panel of celebrity judges included Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Member of Provincial Parliament John Fraser (Ottawa-South), and Kevin McHale from the Spark Street BIA.

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After much deliberation, the winners were selected:

  • 1st place: Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette from Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba.
    $10,000 Grand Prize to be donated to a food bank in his riding
    Recipe: Canadian Chicken Slaw Sandwich.
  • 2nd place: The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould from Vancouver Granville, British Columbia
    $5,000 Second Place Prize to be donated to a food bank in her riding
    Recipe: Grilled Canadian Chicken Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Mayo
  • 3rd Place: Doctor Colin Carrie from Oshawa, Ontario
    $2,500 Third Place Prize to be donated to a food bank in his riding
    Recipe: Great Canadian Greek Sandwich.

That’s a total donation of $17,500 for three foods banks, and that’s on top of the 50 cents from each sandwich or salad sold at the BBQ, which will be going to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Chicken Farmers of Canada continues to support the mission of the Ottawa Food Bank and over nearly $370,000 has been raised for this Ottawa institution since joining the fight to end hunger.

A video of the judging can be found here and the winning recipes are available here.


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