About YXE Poutine Week 2020 from Chelsea, Poutine Week 2020 Event Chair
What an amazing year for our YXE Poutine Week event! This year we partnered with 20 locally owned restaurants in Saskatoon from September 19-27. This year’s event was held one month earlier than in the previous years and has seemed to work better weather wise allowing most restaurant patios to remain open. The list of these local favourites hotspots included Hometown Diner, Leopold’s (4 locations – in Rosewood, Evergreen, Broadway, and Martensville), Prairie Sun Brewery, The Yard and Flagon, Congress Beer House, Birmingham’s, Ace Burger, Smokes Poutine, Odla, Güd Eats, Hudson’s Pub, Hearth Restaurant, Stumbletown, Cohen’s Beer Republic, Blue Rhino, Baba’s Perogies, and the Caesar Mill in Martensville. Some decadent menu options included a Basil Pesto Grilled Cheez n’ Tomato Soup Poutine, Mushroom Truffle Poutine, Dill Pickle Poutine (with a side of Dill Pickle Beer), a Cheeseburger Poutine, a Chilli Cheese Poutine, and a Spicy Jerk Chicken. These poutines were devoured by the amazing people of Saskatoon and Area in record-breaking numbers. Our goal for 2020 was to raise $10,000 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area going towards creating developmental mentoring relationships that ignite potential in young people. This meant that restaurants would have to sell a combined total of 2,500 specialty gourmet poutines in order to reach our target. We are over the moon ecstatic to announce that we have surpassed that goal, raising a total of $11,115.00!!!