By provincial law, if food and drink will be served at your event, you must notify CK Public Health. As the Event Organizer you must check the Public Health box, and complete and return the following:
 

1. The Special Event Application for Event Organizers. As the event organizer, it is your responsibility to:

  • Have each food vendor complete and return the Special Event Food Vendor Application Form
  • Notify CK Public Health of any significant changes to the original organizer application.

  • Provide each food vendor with a copy of the Special Event Food Vendor Guidelines and Application Form a minimum of 30 days before the vendor attends the event.
  • Provide a potable water supply to vendors (water that is safe to consume, free from bacteria). 

  • Coordinate back-up plans with food vendors in the event of a power failure or water shortage.
  • Arrange for sanitary disposal of liquid waste.

  • Use only food-grade hoses.
  • Arrange for proper sanitary disposal of garbage and provide leak-proof garbage containers with lids.

  • Provide an adequate number of sanitary facilities and maintain them in a functioning and sanitary manner throughout the event. You must provide at least 2 toilets and 2 hand wash stations for every 100 expected people at the event.
  • Provide a site map indicating the location of food vendors, garbage receptacles, water supply outlets, and washroom facilities.
  • Arrange for proper sanitary disposal of garbage and provide leak-proof garbage containers with lids.

 2. Have each food vendor complete and return the Special Event Food Vendor Application Form. This form is to be distributed by the Event Organizer to each food vendor. The Food Vendor Application Forms are to be completed and returned with the Special Event Package by the at least 30 days before the event.


All participating food vendors must review CK Public Health's Special Event Food Vendor Guidelines. This document is available from the Special Events Coordinator, any Municipal Customer Service Representative and on-line.

It is mandatory for each food vendor to have at least one certified food handler on site during operation. Information about certification can be found HERE.

A Public Health Inspector will contact you to review and/or inspect your event.

The Municipality recommends that as the Event Organizer, you request proper insurance coverage from each of your participating food vendors.