Rotary International

Site: Spencer Smith Park

Service: Canada's Largest Ribfest

Contact Information
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Primary Contact Christina Saban, Festival Coordinator, Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
Volunteer Coordinator Jacqui Murray, Volunteer Recruitment, Canada's Largest Ribfest and Rotary Burlington Music Festival; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y2
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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
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1972
Primary Executive Brent Paszt, President, 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) Festival featuring ribs, 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. Ride your bicycle and leave it at the Bike corral 
Located on The Promenade, south of Spencer's Restaurant in Spencer Smith Park. 
3. Take the bus 
See the bus schedules here
Food, beverages and crafts:  
* food and crafts vendors accept cash only (ATMs on-site) 
* new in 2017, beverage tents will accept either debit/credit cards directly or cash  
* for information on available food options, see here  
* for information on 'Ribbers' see here 
* for schedule of free events, see here 
* for additional VIP events, see here 
Pets not allowed in Ribfest area (service animals are permitted), but are allowed on the Promenade
Hours 2017: 
Fri Sep 1: 11 am-11 pm  
Sat Sep 2: 11 am-11 pm 
Sun Sep 3: 11 am-11 pm 
Mon Sep 4: 11 am-7 pm
Dates Labour Day Weekend * in 2017, Fri Sep 1 to Mon Sep 4.
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions.
Application Not required.
Languages English
Fees None ; Free admission and access to main schedule entertainment * charge for food, beverages and crafts
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Service Clubs ; Special Events

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