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September is BC Chicken Month. It’s Time to Celebrate!

Date: September 3, 2021
Category: Press Release
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 3, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC – The BC Chicken Marketing Board is excited to announce the start of BC Chicken Month. From September 1st to 30th, over 15 local BC partners are coming together to celebrate fresh local food, BC farmers and restaurants, and – most importantly – chicken!

Throughout the month of September, BC residents are invited to participate online and enjoy a long list of events, cooking classes, contests, videos, recipes and more. While there will be a lot happening each week, major events to take note of for BC Chicken Month include:

  • September 15 – A live cooking event with the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation featuring Chef Randle and hosted on Zoom. Chef Randle will be providing live instructions on how to cook Organic Braised Moroccan Chicken with Couscous and Organic BC Cider Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts.
  • September 22-30 – A Special Facebook fundraiser for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
  • September 28 – Canuck Place cook-along event live-streamed on YouTube Live featuring Canuck Place’s own Chef Guru Bedi. Chef Bedi will provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a nutritious and delicious chicken dinner while learning about local farms and contributing to a good cause.

Aspiring chefs, home cooks, families, and all others are also invited to visit BCChickenMonth.com to view and print a range of recipes made especially for this occasion. Visitors can also enjoy videos with local restaurants, information from our partners, and even details for the family on how fresh local chicken is raised.

“We are so excited to celebrate BC Chicken Month,” says Cheryl Davie, BC Chicken Marketing Board representative. “Along with our many partners, we are sure that there will be something for everyone as we celebrate local farmers, restaurants, chefs, and delicious Canadian chicken.”

Social media for the month will also provide a long list of exciting attractions including prizes from White Spot, BC Agriculture in the Classroom and more to be announced. Follow all the events with the hashtag #BCChickenMonth and on our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using @BCChickenSquad.

This project is supported by the BC Government’s Buy BC Partnership Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.

MEDIA INVITATION

Media are invited to take part in the events on September 15 and 28. Interviews with Chef Randle and Chef Bedi are available on request.

MEDIA CONTACT

Cheryl Davie
Email: cheryldavie@bcchicken.ca
Phone: (604) 308-5775

 

 

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS

 September is BC Chicken Month

All month, the BC Chicken Marketing Board and Buy BC are celebrating with a host of partners and sponsors including:

§  Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

§  The BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

§  The BC Greenhouse Growers Association

§  The BC Cranberry Marketing Commission

§  The BC Blueberry Council

§  BCfresh

§  BC Tree Fruits

§  BC Strawberries

§  BC Raspberries

§  Wine BC – Wine Growers British Columbia

§  Dirty Laundry Vineyard

§  Il Caminetto Whistler

§  The DownLow Chicken Shack

§  Juke Fired Chicken

§  White Spot Restaurants

·       There will be several special events, cooking classes, contests, videos, and recipes made specifically for BC Chicken Month.

·       Follow social media hashtag #BCChickenMonth for real-time coverage of each event and ongoing opportunities to participate.