Message from the Festival Director

Come and join us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th!!!

Rotary Etobicoke invites you to kick off your summer at our 18th Annual Toronto Ribfest. This year will truly be a very special moment for all of us as the Canada Day Weekend takes on an atmosphere of even greater excitement!

Our program attractions will include:

  • Proud to Pledge Ceremony: The members of the community will come together to reaffirm their commitments to Canada
  • Heroes Days Recognition
  • Celebrity Food Judging
  • A ‘formal’ Citizenship Induction Ceremony
  • Spectacular Fireworks on July 1st
  • Canadian Heritage Featured Events
  • Entertainment and Music Themes
  • Special Activities for the Children

Toronto Ribfest is the major fund-raising activity for Rotary Etobicoke. Over the past 17 years, it has generated over $3.0 Million that has been put back into our community, and in selected programs in other parts of the world. The success of this event is dependent on the hard work of Rotarians and hundreds of volunteers from the community. In addition, we rely on support from sponsors and a broad range of community partners.

Come and celebrate with us. Let’s congratulate our country on its milestone … and … help us make an even greater contribution to our community in the days ahead!

Jack Fleming,
Chair, Toronto Ribfest 2017

Rotary Etobicoke

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  • Is made up of professional men and women from our community with diverse backgrounds, interests, and vocations but with a common value of "Service Above Self".

  • Is one of more than 1.2 million people in 31,000 Rotary clubs in 166 countries.

  • Our club meets every Wednesday and we'd love to have you join us!

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100% Going to Community and World Needs

Through Rotary Etobicoke, 100% of all funds raised from Toronto Ribfest go to supporting humanitarian organizations here and around the world. No money (0%) is spent on Rotary administration.

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