When it comes to Danielle Domvoski aka DivaQ I support her wholeheartedly, she is such an ambassador for Canadian BBQ.
Not only does she represent Canada so well but Danielle is one of the best in all of North America.
The DivaQ team because of their GC win a couple of months back in the Blue Mountains Smokin’ For Gold KCBS event that I covered automatically earned a spot in the prestigious Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue being held in Lynchburg, Tennessee Saturday October 22nd 2011.
But it is not that easy to compete all over North America at BBQ comps, it takes some backing and the expenses can add up pretty quick.
So the great guys at Pork Ninja’s along with the help and support of many people and companies staged a Fundraiser for the DivaQ team at the Charlotte Room in Toronto last night to help Danielle offset her costs of representing Canada at what is known to be the #1 BBQ Comp anywhere!.
With some notices put up on facebook with an event page for the fundraiser the wheels were set in motion for a great turnout.
I would say that at least a couple of hundred people dropped by to support our gal.
What was there to do there?, well of course there was some of the best BBQ food you could ever taste With Danielle’s husband Vlad along with Jason Rees of Pork Ninja’s serving up the feast while Danielle spent most of her time talking with all of her friends (Danielle spent the previous 3 days cooking to get ready for this glorious day)
Also there was an eight ball and poker tournament to keep the gamblers happy.
For those that like the luck of the draw, Door prizes were handed out along with a raffle and a silent auction for products that were donated by friends of Danielle.
I am sure I will be missing some people here but there were prizes and products donated by Ted Reader, Jason Day, Hank Daddy’s BBQ, Buster Rhinos, Big Bone BBQ, Barbecue Addicts, Culinary Adventure Co., Strouds BBQ & Deli, Drapers BBQ, BBQ Makes Everything Better, Ontario Gas BBQ, Traeger, Basques Charcoal, Burnt Finger BBQ, Harvey White Auto Glass, Willowgrove Hill Farms, Muskoka Brewery, ADCD.ca and The SKrAPr.
It was planned that Annette Penney from The SKrAPr was going to be in attendance as well but she unfortunately was under the weather and could not attend, but did supply some door prizes for the event and was in constant communication with me all evening to hear what was happening, It broke her heart to miss out on the festivities.
After the delicious dinner out came the desserts which included Chocolate covered Strawberries and Chocolate covered Pig Candy (which is brown sugared seasoned bacon Mmmmm) along with some cake.
From my vantage point the event was a huge success and I really appreciated the heartfelt speech made by Danielle when she thanked us all for supporting her and her Team.
Best wishes Danielle, go get em’ in Tennessee and make Canada Proud!