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Rotary International

Site: Spencer Smith Park

Service: Rotary Burlington Lakeshore - Canada's Largest Ribfest

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Ribfest cancelled for 2020
Contact Information
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Primary Contact Christina Saban, Festival Coordinator, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Jacqui Murray, Volunteer Recruitment, Canada's Largest Ribfest, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore; Email:
Website Contact Form
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1972
Primary Executive Ute Lindner, President, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Alternate Executive Jay Thomblison, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections New executive take office Jul 1 each year - elected by club members
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Ribfest cancelled for 2020 
Festival featuring BBQ ribs, chicken, other foods, live music, crafts and activities 
* held annually on Labour Day weekend in Spencer Smith Park (downtown Burlington by the lake)  
* free admission 
* all festival proceeds donated to local and international charities  
Getting there:  
1. By car: 
For directions, parking and drop-off locations for those needing special assistance, see here 
2. By bike: 
Ride your bicycle and leave it at the bike corral * located just inside the entrance to the park near Brant St 
3. By bus: 
See the bus schedules here 
Food, beverages and crafts:  
* some food and crafts vendors accept cash only (ATMs on-site); some accept debit/credit 
* beverage tents will accept either debit/credit cards or cash  
* for information on available food options, see website 
* for schedule of events, see here 
Pets not allowed in Ribfest area (service animals are permitted), but are allowed on the Promenade
Hours Cancelled for 2020
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None - for Ribfest * free admission and access to main schedule entertainment ; charge for food, beverages and crafts
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y2
View Google Map
Intersection Maple Ave and North Shore Blvd E
Mailing Address c/o Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore 
PO Box 85103 
Burlington, ON L7R 4K3
Physical Access Partially Accessible - grassy areas and some slopes
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Festivals & Special Events ; Special Events
Service Categories Special Events

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