BCMC Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ

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John Hendry Park

Vancouver, BC V5N


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Bring out your inner backcountry chef and share your favorite recipes and stories with other community members in the BCMC Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ! The evening is going to be filled with food, fun, community, and some competition! (For Cook-Off Rules click HERE!)

What Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ

Where John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park Pavilion

When July 11, 2017 (6:00PM-9:00PM)

Compete in a team OR just watch and enjoy (with a burger), and either way, please RSVP!

What Else You Need To Know

This event is organized by BCMC volunteers and is open to EVERYONE. BCMC members, friends, family, and non-members alike are welcome to celebrate the outdoor community and meet like-minded people. While everyone is encouraged to participate in the cook-off, it is not mandatory to do so. We do ask however that if you are not planning to cook that you bring a potluck dish to share.

While this will be a very low-effort event, we are looking for help with set-up and take-down. If you want to volunteer with the event planning, or have specific questions, please contact us at or

BCMC will provide burgers, water, soft drinks, condiments, garbage bags, cups, plates, cutlery, and napkins. Games will be available and if there is a game you would like to bring you are welcome to. Please make sure that you bring your own blankets, chairs, and most importantly good vibes.

We will have a guest speaker, Kourosh Saysan give a talk on backcountry camping stoves, so be sure to catch him at 6:40 before the contest begins!

To stay true to our good backcountry manners, let us all ensure that garbage is in the garbage bags provided, wild children are supervised, and we are courteous to one another.

Please be aware that alcohol is not permitted at this event.

Some key points to know:

  • Parking is limited, however available at the Trout Lake Community Center and adjacent streets

  • Washrooms will be available at the park

  • Shelter is available in case of rain

  • Beach, Lake, Playgrounds, Concession nearby (no inflatables allowed)

Please register for this event as a cooking team, or individual, and reserve extra tickets if you will be bringing guests.


6:00 pm Official Start

6:30 pm Cook Off Set-up/Preparation

6:40 pmCamp Stove 101 with Kourosh Saysan

7:00 pm Cook Off Start

7:30 pm Cooking Finished, Judging and Winner Announcement

9:15 pm Sunset

Don't forget to RSVP, and please read the Cook-Off Contest Rules HERE!

If you have any questions and would like to reach out to us, please email us at

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