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What: YXE Poutine Week is 9 days of delicious food, fun, and competition between local restaurants in Saskatoon. Each restaurant will create a signature poutine dish that they will sell over the course of the 9 days. The restaurant who sells the most poutine will be crowned the “Gravy Bowl Champion.” The restaurant voted the most delicious by restaurant goers will win the “Poutine Choice Award” for favorite Poutine.

$4 from EVERY poutine sold during Poutine Week will go directly to
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon to create life-changing matches!

What do you have to do? Eat as much #guiltfreepoutine as possible! Try all 13 restaurants if you can. There is limit, except for your bank account. 

Check out the video below to learn the meaning behind #guiltfreepoutine.

Press Release:

Bring On The Curds! YXE Poutine Week Returns

For Immediate Release (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon is excited to announce the return of Saskatoon’s premiere food event: YXE Poutine Week. Poutine Week is back this year — bigger, better, and more delicious than ever. The concept remains the same as in 2017: Local restaurants will create a signature poutine dish that they will sell from Oct 27 – Nov 4. The restaurant who sells the most poutine will be crowned the “Gravy Bowl Champion.” The restaurant voted the most delicious by restaurant goers will win the “Poutine Choice Award” for favorite poutine.

“We had a blast last year,” said Kim Megyesi, Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon. Last year saw Saskatoon foodies and poutine lovers eat almost 2500 poutines, with $4 from every poutine sold going to create life-changing matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We can’t emphasize the guilt-free aspect enough,” mentioned Kim. 

Poutine Week 2017 was successful not only in raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters as a result of the increased community exposure, the agency was able to successfully match more than 30 new volunteers (including 22 men) to children and youth waiting for a life-changing mentor.

Getting involved in Poutine Week is fun and easy. People can follow the action before Poutine Week on social media to learn more about upcoming promotions and new partner restaurants. Visit @YXE.PoutineWeek (Instagram), @YXEPoutine (Facebook), and @YXEPoutine (Twitter), or go to http://www.yxepoutine.com for more information.
2017 winners include Hudsons Canada’s Pub – Saskatoon (Gravy Bowl Champion) and The Yard and Flagon Pub (Poutine Choice Award).

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For a special preview of YXE Poutine Week, including behind the scenes access to all the restaurants and poutines, as well as an opportunity to interview Kim and our special YXE Poutine Week ambassadors, please contact:

Kim Megyesi
Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon 
306 244-8197 (ext. 233)
kim.megyesi@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
yxepoutine.com

2018 Participating Restaurants:
Aroma Resto Bar | The Capitol Music Club | Congress Beerhouse | Drift Sidewalk Café & Vista Lounge|güd eats inc. | Hearth Restaurant | Hometown Diner | Hudsons Canada’s Pub – Saskatoon |The Karma – Conscious Cafe & Eater | Leopold’s Tavern | Smoke’s Poutinerie | The Rook & Raven Pub | The Yard and Flagon Pub | 

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