Rotary International

Site: Spencer Smith Park

Service: Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore - Canada's Largest Ribfest

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:
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) 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 2019 Ribfest: 
Fri-Sun 11 am-11 pm * Mon 11 am-7 pm
Dates Labour Day Weekend  
* in 2019, Fri Aug 30-Mon Sep 2
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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