November 21st, 2011
The Canadian Barista Regional Sanctioning Committee (“SC”) will be requesting responses to our Request for Proposals to host the 2012 Regional Barista Championships. The SC is made up of the Canadian Head Judges Committee (Ian Clark and Andrea Piccolo), the Canadian Barista Academy (Vida Radovanovic, and Les Kuan), Coffee Association of Canada (Sandy McAlpine), a currently unoccupied Barista position, and Fulcrum Media (Russell Hoffman).
The SC’s mandate is to act as the sanctioning body for all Regional Barista Championships. The purpose is to ensure that the WBC rules are followed at all Regionals and to create and facilitate an organized, documented and transparent process for Regional Championship applications while ensuring that each Regional Barista Championship has proper planning and appropriate budgets and paper work in place.
The 2012 Regional Barista Championships will be held prior to the Canadian National Barista Championships, which will be taking place on September 9th & 10th at The 2012 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, held at the Toronto International Centre.
This year’s RFP process will be as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 21st: Press release
- Thursday, Dec. 1st: documentation available on Canadian Barista Academy and the Canadian Barista Championship websites
- Tuesday, Jan. 31st: Responses due
- Wednesday, Feb. 15th: SC to communicate to accepted hosts of Regional Championships
For questions or clarification please contact Vida Radovanovic at firstname.lastname@example.org