2017 Event Summary

The sixth annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest was a deliciously successful year! We welcomed a record of 79 local businesses at 106 locations across Calgary, who put their best mug forward and competed for the coveted titles of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate & Calgary’s Best Spirited Hot Chocolate. We also recognized one participant with the Cup That Runneth Over Award to recognize their outstanding contribution made to Calgary Meals on Wheels as a result of their participation. Our community stayed thirsty for YYC Hot Chocolates all February long with $1 - $2 from each purchase benefiting Calgary Meals on Wheels! After 28 days of the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, over 2650 ratings were collected, more than 20,000 hot chocolates sold, and more than $35,000 raised we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest!

We Would Like To Thank

All of our participants for their creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication to YYC Hot Chocolate Fest! This event is so successful thanks to the hard work of each team participating; from the creation of the signature hot chocolate, to each staff member promoting and encouraging patrons to purchase. We appreciate all of your efforts in house, and at our sub-events throughout the month. Your creations remind us that hot chocolate can become something extraordinary, and you brought some much-needed sweetness into the dreary month of February for all Calgarians to enjoy! Lastly, we are truly gracious for your generous contributions to Calgary Meals on Wheels as a result of YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. We applaud your investment within your community and are confident we will continue to find ways to build relationships, collaborate and achieve great things together for Calgary!

Our partners who assisted us in promoting the event including; Avenue Magazine, City Palate, Where Calgary, Calgary Yelp, It's Date Night YYC, YYC Now, Daily Hive, Baker's Beans Food Blog / Wanda Baker and regional radio & television media outlets . Your efforts to show case this event have undoubtedly contributed to our overall success. Each year, we increase awareness of this event and see a rise in participation – largely due to this exposure and sharing of our event’s story, at the heart of which is local businesses supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels. We appreciate your coverage of our local non-profit & community events, and for profiling the small businesses who are participating in this event. Sharing the spotlight with our participants is an excellent way to encourage and reward the businesses who choose to be invested in their community, and we hope to continue building relationships with traditional and digital media partners with Calgary Meals on Wheels.

Last but not least - all of our community members who supported the event through purchasing drinks, participating in events and contests, spreading awareness, and voting online for their favourite hot chocolates! We could not have done it without you!! Your efforts made a difference for Calgarians in need of nutritious and affordable meals – one cup of hot chocolate at a time!

Join us in applauding our winners, all of our amazing participants! Cheers to another amazing YYC Hot Chocolate Fest!