The NOCLS Golden Burger Challenge is back for 2023!

It’s the 3rd annual Golden Burger Challenge in Vernon, BC! This a burger creation cook-off challenge where chosen restaurants pit against each other to have the honour of the Golden Burger Award! This year, ten Vernon restaurants have prepared their specialty burgers for you to taste and rate. The burgers will be rated on originality, yumminess, creativity and presentation. We welcome anyone to come out to the restaurants and take part in the tastiest fundraiser of the year!

Below are the 2023 Golden Burger Challenge participating restaurants:

Sir Winston’s – Sponsored by Wayside
Mr. Mikes – Sponsored by Staples
The Kal – Sponsored by Cobs Bread
The Longhorn Pub – Sponsored by Sysco
Diner on Six – Sponsored by Trail Tire
The Roster Sport Club Bar & Grill – Sponsored by City Furniture
Match Eatery & Public House – Sponsored by Lake City Casinos
Namaste – Sponsored by Vernon Vipers
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill – Sponsored by Okanagan Restoration Services

How does is work?
For the whole month of October 2023 you can visit the participating restaurants and order the Golden Burger. There will be a small sign on each table with the information and QR code link to the online rating page. You rate the burgers right there at the restaurant!

Here’s the steps:
1.) Order your tasty Golden Burger
2.) Devour the tasty Golden Burger
3.) Scan the QR code on the table topper (or takeout bag sticker) and rate the Golden Burger on our Challenge site.
4.) That’s it!

By following these steps, you have supported both local restaurants as well as a great local organization who supports people living with disabilities in our local communities! You are a wonderful person!

$5 from every burger sold will be donated to NOCLS. Thank you for participating in this fun fundraiser!

Want to learn more? Follow the excitement on our social media during October and post your best Golden Burger pics.

Our limited edition Prize Passports are available for a $25 donation to NOCLS here.

A HUGE thank you to the Golden Burger Challenge Sponsors:

Restaurant Sponsors:
Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. – GOLDen Burger Trophy Sponsor
FreshCo Vernon – SILVER Spoon Trophy Sponsor
Lake City Casinos Vernon – BRONZEd Buns Trophy Sponsor
Staples Vernon
City Furniture Vernon
Vernon Vipers
Trail Tire Vernon
Cobs Bread Anderson Way

Passport Prize Sponsors:
Molson Canada
City Furniture Vernon
Home Depot
Vernon Square Liquor Store

Corporate Sponsors:
Pratts Food Service
COBS Bread Vernon
Molson Canada

Beach Radio 107.5
MVP – Millennium Valley Productions
Vernon Morning Star


The funds raised through the burger challenge will allow us to financially support individuals and their families to provide support and services that will greatly enrich their lives and get them closer to their vision. We do this by providing resources, training, services, homes and other items that the system does not have the capacity to supply. This could be something as simple as a tablet or communication device, a therapeutic bed for people with mobility issues and even lifts where they’re not deemed necessary by traditional funders. More recently we have purchased land to develop as an inclusive community.