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  • Writer's picturePaula Robertson

Our first Apple Pie Contest

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

We had an exceptionally successful apple pie contest at our annual Harvest Celebration this year, featuring participants from 8 years old to a spry 72. The apples used in the pies were lovingly harvested from our very own backyards and sourced from local producers across our community and province. The outcome was nothing short of mouthwatering.

Despite the drizzly rain that embraced us throughout the day, it couldn't dampen our spirits. If anything, it added a sense of coziness and togetherness to the festivities. Laughter echoed, stories were shared, and the sense of community was palpable.

The event attracted a remarkable turnout, with folks of all ages braving the weather to celebrate the season and indulge in the joy of good food. The pie slices disappeared rapidly, with 45 slices being devoured by those who couldn't resist the temptation.

The apple pie contest was not only a showcase of culinary talent but also a testament to the skill and dedication of our community members. Many of the contest participants proudly displayed their lattice work skills, a craft they had learned from our beloved Mister Holt at Wickaninnish Community School. His guidance and mentorship shone through in the intricacy and beauty of their pie designs.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to our esteemed judges, Gord and Jen, individuals who together possess an impressive 50+ years of experience in the realm of pastries and all things dessert.

In the end, the moment of truth arrived, and the coveted blue ribbon was awarded to Mateo, whose pie was a true masterpiece of flavor, presentation, and hand milled flour. The second-place honor was claimed by Jan, who wowed the judges with a pie that stood out in its own right and was fresh from the oven still warm and full of aroma. Tying for third place were the dynamic duo of Margo and her mom Jamie, whose collaborative efforts resulted in a delightful creation of deliciousness.

A huge thank you to Savary Island, Tofino Pharmacy, and Flandangles for their generous donations of gift and discounts for our contest winners. This year, thanks to their contributions, everyone was a winner!

Our apple pie contest this year wasn't just about pie; it was a celebration of tradition, a tribute to the bountiful harvest, and a testament to the power of community. It proved that a little rain couldn't dampen our spirits or our love for all things apple and all things fall.

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