Josh Leverington, 21, was challenged by his co-workers from Richards Engineering to finish a famous witch-sized burger at Witch of Endor Pub in Maple Ridge Friday.
He had one hour to stuff down 24 ounces of ground beef, a sourdough loaf, four dill pickles, a head of lettuce, seven slices of tomatoes, six slices of cheese, 20 slices of onions, nine ounces of grilled peppers, five strips of bacon, ham, two eggs, and eight ounces of mushrooms.
If he succeeded he would have had his $44 meal paid for by the Witch. He did not succeed.
However, there's been one person who has finished. According to Jon Gilmore, Witch's operations manager, a successful candidate devoured the entire meal in 19 minutes.
Gilmore said anyone who attempts this massive feat in the next month - and succeeds - will be given $100 and $100 towards a charity of their choice.
Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre is celebrating its 15th annual Nature Day on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be interesting and interactive displays by many organizations including naturalists, garden clubs, KEEPS, bee and bug keepers, and many more.
There will be seminars throughout the day. At 10: 30 a.m. there will be a presentation by Raptor's Ridge and there will be a kids' budding gardeners seminar at 2 p.m.
Amsterdam Greenhouses is at 19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Rd., Pitt Meadows.
Dr. Murray Hurlbert, who practices optometry in Maple Ridge, has been elected a director on the board of the B.C. Association of Optometrists (BCAO). The election took place in February at BCAO's conference.
Originally from Salmon Arm, Dr. Hurlbert returned to B.C. after receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1995.
Kudos to Dr. Hurlbert.
REALTOR WINS ROOKIE AWARD
And kudos also to Cass MacLeod, who won the "Rookie of the Year" award at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver awards dinner.
MacLeod, from Royal LePage Brookside Realty, said he was "quite honoured" to win such a prestigious award.
"Maple Ridge is destined to grow, even when other communities are slower. The future is bright," he said.
This is the first time a Maple Ridge realtor has won this award since Al Knuttila, also of Royal LePage Brookside Realty, won it in 2001.
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