2024 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest - Bon Voyage
2024 YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST

Bon Voyage

A spiced hot chocolate dedicated to Voyager 1.

WHEN

February 1 - 29, 2024

COST

$7

$1 of each cup of Bon Voyage Hot Chocolate sold will be donated to Calgary Meals on Wheels.

PARKING

Parking is FREE for the first 45 mins.

Voyager 1 transmits data about the Heliosphere; Spark's Bon Voyage Hot Chocolate beams back flavours that linger until 2025!

Every February, participating cafés, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, Most Creative Hot Chocolate and special Cup That Runneth Over Award.

Calgarians can sip a variety of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all!

Celebrate the Voyager 1 Spacecraft, the farthest human-made object ever launched into space, with Spark’s intergalactic cocoa, Bon Voyage Hot Chocolate!

As this incredible spacecraft approaches the end of its mission, it will forever carry a message from Earth, ready to be discovered in the distant future.

Vote for Spark’s Bon Voyage Hot Chocolate

The Exciting Science Behind Voyager 1: 

  • Launched in 1977, it extensively explored the Jupiter and Saturn systems, discovering new moons and active volcanoes. 
  • The first human-made object to enter interstellar space on August 1, 2012, marking it as the farthest. 
  • Holds the record for the most well-traveled spacecraft, thanks to a rare planetary alignment occurring once every 176 years. 
  • Current speed: 61,500 km/h (17 km/s) 
  • Expected to transmit data about the Heliosphere and interstellar space until around 2025. 
  • In 40,000 years, 1.6 light-years will pass from star Gliese 445; 260,000 years later, will pass one light-year from the next closest star. 
  • In the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, Voyager 1 covers the same distance from Calgary to Hawaii!
  • Carries the Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk featuring sounds and images telling Earth's story for potential extraterrestrial encounters.

The Golden Record contains 116 Images and many sounds of Earth, including greetings in 55 languages.

“The Voyagers are destined—perhaps eternally—to wander the Milky Way.”

NASA

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