News and Events

  • Event Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Location: Viking and Ponoka

    Nothing speaks of the joys of summer better than a homemade Saskatoon pie! Our annual pie baking competition is open to all bakers of every skill level. We invite you to roll up your sleeves, pull out the flour, and show off your creativity in the kitchen. If you aren't a baker, come out and be a judge in the People's Choice vote and experience the deliciousness of one of our finest native berries. 

    2017 Contest Details:

    Viking Pie Contest: Thursday July 27th, 2017. 
    Viking Farmers Market
    Click these links for an event poster and rules and guidelines page.

    Agenda for Viking Contest
    9am - 11am: Pie Drop off
    11am-12pm: Pie Judging by our volunteer judges for the 2016 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie Award 
    12pm-12:45pm: Pie Judging by the public for the 2016 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie People's Choice Award
    12:45pm-1:00pm: Announcement of both Saskatoon Pie Awards!  

    Ponoka Pie Contest: Friday August  18th, 2017 
    Ponoka Day in the Park Event, Lions Centenial Park
    Click these links for an event poster and rules and guidelines page

    Other details:

    • Contact the BRWA to enter as a pie baker.
    • Every pie baker receives a gift.
    • A refrigerator will not be available 
    • No previous pie baking experience necessary!


    • Pies must be homemade (including crust!)
    • Pie filling must be at least 80% Saskatoons
    • One pie submission per person

    Contest Judges will be scoring the pies based on:

    • Flavour (/25 points)
    • Filling (/25 points)
    • Crust (/25 points)
    • Overall appearance (/15 points)
    • Creativity (/10 points)
      For an overall maximum score of 100 points. 

    The People 's Choice Award will be marked by the public who are welcome to taste as many pies as they like before voting for one (no score sheet will be used).  

    To enter the contest, please call 1-888-672-0276 or email
    Stay up-to-date by checking out the Saskatoon Pie Contest event on our Facebook page. 

  • Event Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    Location: Lion's Centennial Park, Ponoka

    This summer, our annual watershed festival heads east to Ponoka! 

    Join the BRWA and the Town of Ponoka for a fun day for the whole family.  

    Activities start at 2pm and are ongoing until the sun goes down. The day is completed with a movie in the park, and fireworks!

    We will also be hosting our Annual Saskatoon Pie Baking contest