BBQ Town voting coming to a close

Time is running out for Greater Vernon to rack up the votes to become BBQ Town.

Time is running out for Greater Vernon to rack up the votes to become BBQ Town.

The community is one of 20 semi-finalists for the President’s Choice BBQTown Event. Online voting ends Monday at www.foodnetwork.ca/pc and vote.

Residents are urged to spread the word and get friends and family to log on and vote for Vernon. In turn, the community could win the President’s Choice BBQ Town grand prize event – a barbecue for up to 5,000 people, hosted by Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice cooking schools, and Bob Blumer, host of Food Network Canada’s World’s Weirdest Restaurants. The event will also include a performance by multi-platinum, Juno Award-winning recording group Hedley.

Members of the winning community will also have the chance to set a new world record for most hamburgers assembled in one hour

There are also nine secondary prizes to be won that consist of a stop on the President’s Choice BBQTown Tour.

The winner will be announced Thursday.