The winners have been announced for the 23rd annual Fire and Ice Festival on April 30.
For the chili teams: The Gardens won best professional, the Town of Qualicum Beach won best amateur, Lefty’s won people’s choice and The Gardens won best decorated booth.
For the ice carvers: Peter Chiu received first place, Hitoshi Shimmoto received second place and people’s choice and Aaron Grant received third place.
For the student ice carvers: Cole Mercier received first place, Tasha King received second place and Alexander Lebert received third place.
— Submitted by Fire and Ice