Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
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Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

August 27, 2011 06:00 ET

Canada's Next Top Dog® Finalists Faceoff

Maple Leaf Top Dogs® Awarding $25,000 for Tastiest Hot Dog Creation!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2011) -

Attention News/Photo/Assignment Editors

Editors Note: Photos for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press.

Ten parent and child teams from across Canada, selected by a panel of judges, are participating in Canada's Next Top Dog live cook-off today at Toronto's 12th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest. The cook-off will determine who has the tastiest hot dog creation and crown them the $25,000 winner. The competing teams entered Maple Leaf's Top Dog contest on Facebook along with more than 1,000 other entrants from May 17th to August 8th, 2011.

Each team will prepare their Maple Leaf Top Dog creation in front of a panel of judges including, celebrity chef and Food Network host, Roger Mooking, Toronto Sun, food and lifestyle editor Rita Demontis and Chef John Placko, director of culinary excellence, Maple Leaf Foods.

WHAT: Canada's Next Top Dog Contest, Live Cook-off
WHERE: Scotiabank BuskerFest
St. Lawrence Market, Main stage (Church Street and Front Street)
WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2011
11:00 a.m. Photo Opportunity/Interview Opportunity
1:00 p.m. Photo Opportunity/Interview Opportunity with winning parent and child team
(Live cook-off 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
WHO: Roger Mooking, Celebrity Chef and Food Network Host
Chef John Placko, Director of Culinary Excellence, Maple Leaf Foods
Photo/B Roll Available:
  • Roger Mooking and John Placko and children biting into their Top Dogs.
  • Roger Mooking and John Placko the $25,000 parent and child winning team.
  • Interviews with Roger Mooking and John Placko about the Top Dog competition.
B-roll footage of the launch event will be available via satellite on Saturday, August 27th at 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Eastern.
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About Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 21,000 people at its operations across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Company had sales of $5 billion in 2010.

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