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The Barbecue on the Bow Society is proud to host Champion BBQ Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt! Rob will hold a BBQ Pitmaster Class on April 26th, 2014 at Big Rock Brewery. Details and tickets can be found at

About Rob:
Rob is a former Canadian National Champion, Alberta Champion, Saskatchewan Champion, Manitoba Champion and Western Canadian BBQ Champion. He is a 12-time Grand Champion and an 8-time Ribfest Champion. Rob has competed multiple times at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue, finishing 2nd in Pork in 2011, and 1st in both the Home Cookin' from the Homeland category and Chef's Choice in 2013. Since 2012, Rob has also been the proprietor of the Prairie Smoke & Spice Smoke Wagon on the streets of downtown Regina.

The History

The Barbeque on the Bow Society, established in 1993, is a registered not-for-profit organization. The society is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Calgary socially, culturally and economically and hosts the "Alberta Championship" for Kansas City (Southern) style BBQ. The goals of the Society are achieved through production of an annual family oriented festival.

The BBQ Competition

Competitive barbecuing began over 40 years ago in the United States. Today, more than 500 Canadian and American cities host BBQ championships. Most are sponsored as community awareness festivals or charity fundraisers.

Competing teams are made up of a 'Chief Cook' and up to 3 assistant cooks. Whether seasoned BBQ competitors or beginner chefs, these enthusiastic teams are up all night tending the fire and basting the meat.

In the BBQ on the Bow "Alberta Championship", teams vie for recognition as the Grand Champion by earning the most points in all four required categories. These categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt (shoulder) and Beef Brisket. There are also 2 extra category competitions called 'BBQ Sauce and Chef's Challenge' however the points earned in these categories do not count towards the BBQ on the Bow Grand Championship, just bragging rights.

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