Peel First Responders ‘Hot Sauce Challenge’ Fundraiser

It was a hot, hot night at the inaugural Peel First Responders – Hot Sauce Challenge Fundraiser in benefit of Peel Crime Stoppers. The competition was held Wednesday, October 13th at Meadowvale’s Drake A Firkin Pub in collaboration with sponsors Salem’s Lott Hot Sauces and Banas Stones. Members from Peel First Responders included (RCMP, OPP, Peel Regional Police, Peel Paramedics, Mississauga Fire, Brampton Fire, Caledon Fire, Respond Search & Rescue and Boots On The Ground) competed in teams in a game of “hot sauce supremacy” with spice levels ranging from 50,000 – 2,000,000 on the Scoville scale.

Stonehooker Brewery Company helped challengers extinguish the heat with their award-winning beers Broad Reach and Chill Pils. Peel First Responders leadership and family members were also in attendance cheering on their favourite team. Peel Crime Stoppers is a volunteer charitable organization that relies on donations from the public to operate the anonymous 1-800-222-8477 tip line. For more information, visit

Article by Susan Gibbins
Photography by Peeter Poldre

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