The Collector's Cup Guest Guide

Toronto Edition

Hello and thank you for choosing to attend this amazing one-of-a-kind event!

This document will help you anticipate how the night’s proceedings will unfold and how to prepare in order to make the most out of your night. 

Before Your Arrival

Remember: This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud) event!

We highly suggest that you gather 14g of your favorite flower obtained from a provincially licensed store for a chance to win the ultimate award of the night: Best Cannabis Collector. It is not a requirement to bring a flower submission but it is highly encouraged as this will make the evening more fun for everyone.

There are other benefits to bringing your flower like free rosin pressings and the opportunity to taste and share with other attendees after the main tasting.

This event will have a covered outdoor patio where you can smoke and dab, so make sure to come prepared with your weed kit!

 

REMEMBER
THE FIRST RULE ABOUT COLLECTOR’S CUP IS:
YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR CULTIVAR

The purpose of Collector’s Cup is to judge cannabis flower without the bias of cultivar name, grower, breeder or biochemical content. This information will become available to you after the tasting. Please respect this rule as it is critical for the integrity of the competitions.

When You Arrive

Aim to arrive at TacoTaco (319 Augusta, Kensington Market, Toronto) around 1:00PM and definitely before 2:00 PM

You will be checked-in by CannaReps staff where you will receive your wristband for re-entry and a name tag. Be sure to give yourself ample arrival time. Cultivars will not be registered after 2:30pm.

At the doors you will need:

  • Government issued ID with photo for age verification (age 19+ only).
  • To be verified as a registered guest. Tickets will not be available at the door. 
  • Your cultivar entry (14 grams minimum).

After You Check In

REMEMBER
THE SECOND RULE ABOUT COLLECTOR’S CUP IS:
YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR CULTIVAR

The purpose of Collector’s Cup is to judge cannabis flower without the bias of cultivar name, grower, breeder or biochemical content. This information will become available to you after the tasting. Please respect this rule as it is critical for the integrity of the competitions.

To register your cultivar submission

Head to the Collection Table to register your entry. CannaReps staff and volunteers will record the retailer name, cultivar name, and LP information as found on the packaging. You will then place your cultivar into a numbered jar provided by CannaReps. This keeps all the flowers anonymous for unbiased judging. 

Cannabis judging starts at 3:00PM so you must register your 14g of flower by 2:30PM at the very latest. 

What happens to my cannabis? Sharing is caring!

The Collector’s Cup is designed for guests to share their flowers compliantly while conducting blind tastings where each attendee can taste the flowers brought by others.  

Ushers will be assigned to each table to provide guidance on using the Cannabis Sommelier Quality Grading Tool, which can be found on our website.

Here’s how flower judging will work
  • You will keep your numbered jar with you until ushers collect them from your table. 
  • All attendees will have the option to judge flowers either as a group with the guidance of a trained cannabis sommelier, or as individuals. 
  • Ushers will collect and re-distribute flowers equally throughout the room at 3:00PM, so that each guest is tasting flowers brought by others. 
  • Each guest will taste and judge approximately 3 flowers during the one hour judging period.
  • Collectors should expect about half (7 grams) of their submission back. 
  • After the winners are announced, flowers will be returned to the same table from which they were collected. 

Schedule

At 1:00 pm

Doors open (please arrive early to check in with your ID over age 19).

At 2:30 pm

Cannabis Education Presentation

At 3:00 pm

Flower Judging begins (register your flower by 2:30PM)

At 4:00 pm

Blind ID Challenge Final Round to award the Best Cannabis Sommelier.

At 4:20 pm

Best Collector & Top Flower winners announced

At 5:00 pm

Restaurant reopens for the rest of the evening 420 afterparty.

Activities

Taco Lunch

1:00PM-3:00PM
Come hungry because tacos and non-alcoholic drinks are included free in your ticket! TacoTaco kitchen will open for full service at 5PM after the main event.

Blind ID Challenge

1:00PM-4:00PM
The Best Cannabis Sommelier competition is a Blind ID Challenge that will be won by the guest who can identify the most cultivars by name together with their grower/producer purely based on studying the physical and aromatic attributes of each sample provided.

The CannaReps team will have a selection of cultivars prepared for you in numbered jars on display so that you can put your skills to the test!

Simply scan the code and submit your guess for each of the 5 flowers via our electronic form and we will announce the winners around 4:10PM. Be ready to be called up on stage for the final round in case you are among the top contestants in the blind ID challenge.

Free Rosin Pressings

1:00PM-5:00PM
A rosin press will be available all throughout the night, operated by rosin press experts ready to help you create your own dabs out of your favorite flower!

Terpene Table

1:00PM-5:00PM
The Terpene Table is an educational game that will be on display all night and allows attendees to practice identifying isolated terpenes purely based on their aroma. This table will have 6 jars with 6 cards, each facing down. Participants practice smelling each jar and taking a guess before revealing which terpene it is by turning over the card.

A Terpene Table usher will be assigned to help manage the activity at this table by switching the position of the terpene jars every 30 minutes, allowing you to try several times throughout the night, giving you a chance to self-test and sharpen your sensory skills.

Main Events

Cannabis Education Presentation

2:30PM-3:00PM
While you eat, the CannaReps team will be providing cannabis education and an overview of the Collector’s Cup competition rules.

Flower Judging

3:00PM-4:00PM
All attendees are welcome to participate in cannabis judging by inputting their scores into the Cannabis Quality Grading Tool. Guests will get to sample up to 3 cultivars during the judging period.

Remember, attendees will have the option to either grade flowers as group with the guidance of a certified cannabis sommelier, or as individuals if they feel confident.

Blind ID Challenge Final Round

Around 4:00PM
Once the flower judging is complete, we will call up the top Blind ID contestants to the stage for a final elimination round.

The person best able to guess cultivar name and producer gets crowned Best Cannabis Sommelier and will win exclusive prizes and tickets to the next show.

Best Collector & Top Flower winners announced

4:20PM
After the Best Cannabis Sommelier is crowned, we will announce the winners for Top Flower and Best Collector who brought the top graded flower. We aim to announce all winners by 4:20PM.

420 After-Party​

5:00PM
The main programming provided by CannaReps will end at 5:00PM but the owner has promised to maintain a cannabis friendly approach to smokers and dabbers using the covered and seated patio for as long as people are willing to stay to enjoy the amenities. TacoTaco will open to the public after 5PM with full kitchen and bar for the rest of the evening and you are welcome to invite your friends, just keep in mind capacity will be limited. First come, first served!

Please let us know any questions or concerns at info@cannareps.ca

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  • Any cannabis or cannabis products that I bring to the Workshop is from my personal supply and was lawfully purchased.
  • I will not possess in excess of thirty (30) grams of cannabis, unless I am lawfully permitted to possess more under the applicable regulations. If I am in possession of medical cannabis, I will not share my medical cannabis.
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