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The Toronto Ribfest Is Also Its Largest Charity
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During the long Canada Day weekend, June 28-July 1, Toronto will host Ribfest, a food and music festival that is working to eradicate child hunger.
Organized by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, Ribfest is the largest festival of its kind in the area and sees over 50,000 people a day. Guests can enjoy 16 of the best barbeque masters compete for the title of “best ribs.” Twelve of the teams competing this year are form Ontario.
Aside from the ribs, the barbeque masters will be serving pulled pork, baked beans, and lemonade. There will also be carnival food and a Farmer’s Market for those looking for healthier choices.
The Rotary is asking for $2 donations at the gates to support local food programs. In addition to those funds, the Rotary hopes to raise $250,000 for community and international organizations.
The festival offers activities for all ages including face painting, magic shows, a midway carnival, and live music.
Fans can start helping the cause early on Thursday, June 27 at the Toronto Sounds of Summer. This special musical event will feature the sounds of the Jersey Boys, Four Season, the Beach Boys, Rascals, and more.
For more information about the event visit the official website.
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