Events

Canadian national finals 2021

For the 11th & 12th editions of our National Finals, MADE WITH LOVE has decided to reinvent the competition by creating a 100% virtual event that you will be able to attend from the comfort of your home. We will meet the finalists across Canada: from Victoria to Halifax, including Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. They will take turns presenting their creations for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes!

For the 2021 National Final, participants will have to base their creations on the theme of take-out cocktails for a chance to win the competition.

Each participant will have to create a “bottled cocktail.” Their creation will then be prepared and sent to 18 judges across the country.

In addition to this, the public of every province will have the opportunity to cheer their favorite competitor and vote for them on MADE WITH LOVE website. The competitor with the most votes will win the public choice money price! To be able to vote, the public will have to make a minimum 5$ donation to the Bartender Benevolent Fund.

The creations of our participants will be available in local bars and restaurants that are partners of MADE WITH LOVE from April 6 to 18, 2021.

Depending on the situation and according to the regulations and laws of your province, competing cocktails will be available on-site or for take-out. A portion of the profits made from the sale of these cocktails will go to the Bartenders Benevolent Fund. At the time of writing, the province of Quebec is still in lockdown and does not allow delivery of cocktails. It is therefore impossible, at the moment, for the public to taste your cocktails in Quebec.

We’re counting on you, members of our extravagant and crazy audience, to cheer on the competitors as you watch the National Finals online on April 12 and 13. Once again, we promise you that creativity, originality, and flavour are on the program!

Competitors:

Camille Saracchi – Québec
Jean René Lebel – Québec
Samuel Tremblay – Québec
Laurence Deshaies – Québec
Claudia Doyon – Montréal
Simon Bertrand-Girard – Montréal
Laurent Lefebvre – Montréal
Jason Cabanillas – Montréal
Taylor MacPherson – Halifax
Reid Fraser – Halifax
Aaron Ward – Calgary
Kaitlyn Alonday – Calgary
Christopher Rail – Toronto
Marian Walsh – Hamilton
Wesley Hunter – Ottawa
Marc Bossé – Ottawa
Mike Norbury – Victoria
Brian Chapman – Victoria
Ian Storcer – Calgary
John Fairholm – Calgary

 

A huge thanks to all our valued partners, without whom this event would not be possible.
– Campari
– Disaronno
– Espolòn Tequila
– Flor de Caña 12 years
– Old Forester
– Jura Whisky
– Russian Standard Vodka
– Southern Comfort
– Tia Maria
– Woodford Reserve

In support of the Bartenders Benevolent Fund

The competitors

Aaron Ward – National Finalist

Calgary

Brian Chapman – National Finalist

Victoria

Camille Saracchi – National Finalist

Québec

Christopher Rail – National Finalist

Toronto

Claudia Doyon – National Finalist

Montréal

Ian Storcer – National Finalist

Calgary

Jason Cabanillas – National Finalist

Montreal

Jean-René Lebel – National Finalist

Québec

John Fairholm – National Finalist

Calgary

Kaitlyn Alonday – National Finalist

Calgary

Laurence Deshaies – National Finalist

Québec

Laurent Grenet Lefebvre – National Finalist

Montreal

Marc Bossé – National Finalist

Ottawa

Marian Walsh – National Finalist

Hamilton

Mike Norbury – National Finalist

Victoria

Reid Fraser – National Finalist

Halifax

Samuel Tremblay – National Finalist

Québec

Simon Bertrand-Girard – Finaliste National

Montreal

Taylor Macpherson – National Finalist

Halifax

Westley Hunter – National Finalist

Ottawa

Thank you to our partners for this event