Alberta eating challenges and contests category

Three random eating challenges
spicy balls Spicy takoyaki challenge Ikki Izakaya Edmonton, AB, Canada
spicy burger Suicide Burger On the Rocks Edmonton, AB, Canada
30 inch pizza 30 Inch Pizza Caper's Pasta & Ribs Red Deer, AB, Canada
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The Ranch Roadhouse in Edmonton will hold a pyrohy (dumpling) eating contest on January 20 awarding $1000 to the winner in honor of Ukrainian New Year's Eve. has a request for a female competitive eater to record a video in Edmonton, AB. The winner will receive $500.
Shamrock Burgers will hold a burger eating contest on February 7 in Leduc, AB and another contest in Ajax, ON on February 28. Both contests will award $350 ($200 to the winnner).
The Calgary Stampede from July 4-13 will have a 777 pound burger for sale for $5,000 and a 125 pound hot dog available for 1,000. (via Brett Shulhan)
Joey Chestnut ate at least 23 fish tacos in 5 minutes at halftime of today's Calgary Stampeder Canadian Football League game.
Joey's Restaurants announces that Joey Chestnut will attempt to set a fish taco eating record in Calgary some time between August 7 and 9.

Aaron Osthoff & Meredith Boxberber win Nathan’s Calgary qualifier

update June 9 The Globe and Mail has an article about Meredith Boxberger.

update Nathan’s Famous Canada has a facebook gallery
The Calgary Herald has an article reporting that Nicole Anderson was disqualified.

1) Aaron Osthoff 31 hot dogs

1) Meredith Boxberger 23

Meredith Boxberger appeared on CTV yesterday to promote the contest. The Calgary Herald also has a gallery of extreme eating contests.

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The Calgary Herald has an article about Nicole Anderson, who will seek to defend her Canadian women's Nathan's title on Saturday. She will be competing against Meredith Boxberger.
The Sugar Shack Candy Store in Vulcan, Alberta will hold a hot dog eating contest on March 30 awarding $600 ($300 to the winner).
In "Furious" Pete Czerwinski's most recent video he has an eating contest with IFBB fitness pro Jody Boam at the Mongolian Grill after they had an upper body training session. (In other Canadian female bodybuilder news, Amanda Lau completed the "Doris" burger challenge at Soda Jerks in Edmonton in July.)
Studio 82 in Calgary will hold a hot dog eating contest awarding an iPad mini on November 25 as part of its Grey Cup Party.
The first qualifier will be held today for Hudson's Tap House (locations in Edmonton, Calgary & Saskatoon) Really Really Hot Wing Challenge. The grand prize will be a trip for two to Las Cabos, Mexico.
The Canadian Brewhouse will hold a smoked meat eating contest in Edmonton on June 22 awarding $500 and a trip to Montreal. Qualifiers will take place at Edmonton-area locations on Fridays.

Aaron Osthoff wins Calgary qualifier w/33 HDB

update June 4 Nathan’s Famous Canada facebook has a“>gallery.

update June 3 Lee Vilinsky wrote a column for his student newspaper decrying the Food Network for its excess. (via Ryan Batty)

update #3 The Calgary Sun has an article which says Heather Osthoff ate 7 hot dogs.

update #2 lists the Canadian winners as Nicole Anderson and Lee Vilinisky, subject of yesterday’s profile in the Calgary Herald. Nicole signed up for the contest this morning.

update CJAY 92 has a gallery

Robert Firlotte reports that Aaron Osthoff won the men’s division of today’s Nathan’s qualifier in Calgary with 33 hot dogs. Aaron’s wife Heather appears to have won the women’s division according to this picture. update Heather ate 12 hot dogs as did the Canadian female champion Nicole. The male Canadian champion was Gino with 16 hot dogs.

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Nathan's Famous of Canada has a link to Aaron and Heather Osthoff's appearance on Breakfast Television Calgary today. The Calgary Herald has a preview focusing on Lee Vilinsky.
A press release announces that Aaron Osthoff and Ben Do are expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier in Calgary Saturday.
Nathan's Famous of Canada announces it will hold the Canadian Hot Dog Eating Championship at the CrossIron Mills Mall near Calgary on June 2.
K97 in Edmonton is holding a pancake eating contest this morning inspired by an injury experienced while Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings ate pancakes. The contest awards tickets to an Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings game and entrants had to submit a story of an eating-related injury to gain a spot.
Squire's Pub in Edmondton will hold a wing eating contest tonight awarding 2 Oilers tickets.
The Boston Herald reports that Sonya Thomas will attempt to set a record for eating meatballs at the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival in Boston on Saturday. (The article claims that Sonya's hot dog record is over 50). update The meatball record attempt will be on September 24 and Sonya Thomas will be at the grand opening of the new Nathan's Famous in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada (Calgary area) tomorrow. (via comment)
Hudson's Tap House in Calgary is holding a wing eating contest awarding a trip to Toronto with tickets to NFL and NHL games. Qualifiers will take place on Wednesdays until September 14.
Yesterday Ken Ben Do commented that the Nathan's qualifier in Calgary scheduled for June 18 has been canceled. Ken Wong emailed his cancellation notice to confirm that the contest will not take place.
The twitter for Hudson's Tap House reports that "Furious" Pete Czerwinski won its 2010 Boneless Wing Eating Championship.
Hudson's Tap House in Edmonton has a video of its latest wing qualifier won by "Furious" Pete Czerwinski. The finals tomorrow will award $2010. Pete also won the eating contest at the Hamilton, Ontario Wingfest.
Hudson's Tap House in Edmonton will hold a boneless wing eating contest on June 17 awarding $2010 to the winner. Thursday qualifiers start tonight.
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