Chicken Farmers of Canada

Chicken Farmers of Canada

June 25, 2012 14:42 ET

Everyone Won With Canadian Chicken!

2012 Edition of recipe contest raised over $25,000 for food banks across Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - The judges have spoken and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, has won the 2012 Everyone Wins With Canadian Chicken contest with his "Pesto Chicken Philly Melt" sandwich recipe.

Over the past month, an impressive 72 MPs submitted fantastic, innovative and creative recipes, which all had distinct touches that made them their own.

Minister Toews won $10,000 for a food bank in his riding. The other finalists, Olivia Chow and Sylvain Chicoine also won $5,000 and $2,500 donations.

Chicken Farmers of Canada is excited about the choice of the winning recipe, which will now be the recipe served to 10,000 hungry people in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa on Canada Day.

Chicken Farmers of Canada thanks fellow sponsor, Maple Leaf Foods, who will be providing the Maple Leaf Prime Chicken for the Canada Day BBQ and for their sizable contribution to the MP prizing.

This campaign resulted in over $25,000 being donated from coast-to-coast-to-coast to help food banks deliver services to those less fortunate - a compelling and necessary task. Chicken Farmers of Canada is a proud partner and supporter of food banks in Canada.

"We would like to thank contest partners Food Banks Canada, and fellow sponsors, Maple Leaf Foods and The Hill Times, along with all 72 MP participants in this campaign, for helping us do our part in the fight against hunger and in raising hunger awareness," said Dave Janzen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada.

"Food Banks Canada is grateful for being a part of the Chicken Farmers of Canada "Everyone Wins with Canadian Chicken" Contest" says Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. "This contest helped to raise awareness of food banks at a time of year when the issue of hunger is not top of mind yet donations are still greatly needed. Thank you to Chicken Farmers of Canada and Maple Leaf Foods!"

"We are very proud to support the Everyone Wins with Canadian Chicken contest with Chicken Farmers of Canada and Food Banks Canada," said Andrew Pollock, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, Maple Leaf Foods. "Raising awareness coast-to-coast about hunger issues and giving back to our communities is important to us, and we're pleased our partnership with these great organizations helped us do just that."

Here is the list of all 72 MPs, and their recipes, that participated!

Malcolm Allen, ON - Chicken Burger with Goats Cheese and Basil
Hon. Rona Ambrose, AB - The All-Canadian Maple Cheddar Chicken Sandwich
Scott Andrews, NL- Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich
Hon. Keith Ashfield, NB - The Capital Burger
Alex Atamanenko, BC - Alex's Arriba Canada Day Chicken with Salsa Fresca
Hon. Carolyn Bennett, ON - Chicken Sandwich Mojito
Tyrone Benskin, QC - Chicken Sandwich with Apples and Mango
Ray Boughen, SK - Carol's Big Fat Greek Sammy
Peter Braid, ON - Braid's Better Butter Chicken on a Bun
Garry Breitkreuz, SK - Best BBQ Grilled Chicken
Hon. Scott Brison, NS - Grilled Jerk Chicken
Ruth Ellen Brosseau, QC - Sandwich de poulet grillé À la chèvre
Brad Butt, ON - Honey Soy Glazed Chicken BLT
Ron Cannan, BC - Kelowna-Lake Country Sunshine Chicken Burger
Sean Casey, PEI - The Island's Best Chicken Sandwich
Chris Charlton, ON- Grilled Chicken Breasts in a Mango-Curry Marinade
Ryan Cleary, NL - The Fighting Newfoundlander's Lip-Smacking Screech-Grilled Chicken
Jean Crowder, BC - Chicken and Brie Ciabatta
Rodger Cuzner, NS - Acadian-Cajun Spiced Chicken on Bannock with Nova Scotia Chow-Chow
Patricia Davidson, ON - Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Barry Devolin, ON - Southwest Chicken Sandwich
Paul Dewar, ON - Zesty Lime Chicken Sandwich
Linda Duncan, AB - Perfect Summer Sandwich
Rick Dykstra, ON - Dutch Thunder Burger
Hon. Wayne Easter, PEI - The Malpeque Mammoth
Mylène Freeman, QC - Sandwich POP (Poulet-Oka-Poivrons)
Royal Galipeau, ON - Sandwich au poulet grillé "Canuck"
Marc Garneau, QC - Out of this World Chicken Pita Wrap
Shelly Glover, MB - Saint Boniface left-over Chicken Salad Bunwich
Jacques Gourde, QC - Pain pita au poulet au cari et raisins sec
Sana Hassainia, QC - Festin de poulet grillé à l'érable
Hon. Laurie Hawn, AB - Not-for-the-faint-of-heart
Carol Hughes, ON - Swiss Chalet-style Chicken Sandwich
Gerald Keddy, NS - Keddy's Cayenne Chicken Sandwich
Hon. Jason Kenney, AB - Jason's Spicy Korean BBQ Sandwich
Daryl Kramp, ON - Popeye Chicken
Pierre Dionne Labelle, QC - Poulet mariné sur pain ciabatta
Megan Leslie, NS - Chicken Salsa Sandwich Grill
Tom Lukiwski, SK - Tom's Terrific Chicken Sandwich
Laurin Liu, QC - Sandwich au poulet, à la mangue et à l'avocat
Ryan Leef, YK - Chicken Mexicano
Brian Masse, ON - Summer Maple Chicken Sandwich
Irene Mathyssen, ON - Mathyssen BBQ Chicken
Phil McColeman, ON - The John Candy
Hon. John McKay, ON - Honey I Barbecued the Chicken
Costas Menegakis, ON - Greek Chicken Burger
Isabelle Morin, QC - Mexi casa québec
Marie-Claude Morin, QC - Sandwich au poulet à l'orange
Maria Mourani, QC - Sandwich de poulet grillé à la québécoise
Joyce Murray, BC - The Murray Munch
Hon. Rob Nicholson, ON - Spicy Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich
LaVar Payne, AB - Grilled Chicken Cacciatore
Louis Plamondon, QC - Tournedos à l'ananas
Joe Preston, ON - Waffle Maple Chicken Sandwich
Hon. Bob Rae, ON - The Toronto Crunch
John Rafferty, ON - Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Avocado Sandwich
Hon. Lisa Raitt, ON - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chicken Sandwich
Mathieu Ravignat, QC - Mango Cashew Chicken
Hon. Geoff Regan, NS - Geoff's Cranberry Chutney Chicken Sandwich
Blake Richards, AB - Honey Mustard Chicken Burgers
Hon. Gerry Ritz, SK - Cowboy's Chicken
Hon. Judy Sgro, ON - Chipotle Avocado Chicken Melts
Scott Simms, NL - Key Lime Grilled Chicken on Ciabatta Roll
Joy Smith, MB - Canada Day Chicken Wrap
Mark Strahl, BC - Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Chicken Sandwich
Glenn Thibeault, ON - Grilled Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
Hon. Tim Uppal, AB - Barbeque Tandoori Chicken
Hon. Peter Van Loan, ON - Simply Delicious Tunnel BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Rodney Weston, NB - Saint John Gooey Chicken Sandwich

All entries will be included in an online digital cookbook for everyone to enjoy.

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