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Die Toronto Ribfest is ook die grootste liefdadigheid

Die Toronto Ribfest is ook die grootste liefdadigheid

Die grootste kos- en musiekfees in Toronto veg om die honger van kinders voedsaam te beëindig

Tydens die lang Kanada Day-naweek, 28 Junie-1 Julie, sal Toronto gasheer wees Ribfest, 'n kos- en musiekfees wat werk om kinderhonger uit te wis.

Georganiseer deur die Rotary Club van Etobicoke, Ribfest is die grootste fees in sy soort in die omgewing en het meer as 50 000 mense per dag. Gaste kan geniet 16 van die beste braai -meesters wat meeding om die titel "beste ribbes". Twaalf van die spanne wat vanjaar deelneem, is van Ontario.

Afgesien van die ribbetjies, sal die braai -meesters varkvleis, gebakte boontjies en limonade bedien. Daar sal ook karnavalvoedsel en 'n boeremark wees vir diegene wat gesonder keuses soek.

Die Rotary vra $ 2 -skenkings by die hekke om plaaslike voedselprogramme te ondersteun. Benewens hierdie fondse, hoop die Rotary om $ 250 000 vir gemeenskappe en internasionale organisasies in te samel.

Die fees bied aktiwiteite vir alle ouderdomme, insluitend gesigverf, towerkunsvertonings, 'n halwe karnaval en lewendige musiek.

Aanhangers kan vroeg op Donderdag 27 Junie begin om die saak te help Toronto Sounds of Summer. Hierdie spesiale musikale geleentheid bevat die klanke van die Jersey Boys, Four Season, die Beach Boys, Rascals en meer.

Vir meer inligting oor die geleentheid, besoek die amptenaar webwerf.


Voel goed: hierdie liefdadigheidsvoedselhandelsmerke help in die stryd teen honger

As u die geluk het dat u nog nooit honger of voedselonsekerheid gehad het nie - soos 1 uit elke 8 Amerikaners het - is dit beslis moeilik om u voor te stel. Baie Amerikaanse gesinne veg daagliks honger terwyl nog meer op die randjie is, waar alles van 'n verandering in indiensneming tot onverwagte gesondheidsorgkoste hulle in skrikwekkende finansiële scenario's kan dompel.

Ons woon moontlik in die rykste, vrugbaarste voedselproduserende nasie op aarde, maar steeds sukkel ongeveer 41 miljoen mense (waaronder 13 miljoen kinders en vyf miljoen bejaardes) met een of ander honger. Blameer die steeds toenemende inkomstegaping of besnoeiings aan federale bystandsprogramme, maar hierdie feite en die voortgesette hongerkrisis wat dit verteenwoordig, bly.

September is die maand van hongeraksie, 'n tyd waarin Feeding America - een van die grootste niewinsorganisasies in die land en 'n netwerk van meer as 200 voedselbanke en -programme - veral aandag gee aan honger in Amerika, wat die bewustheid daarvan verhoog, belangrike vennootskappe begin en die massas opvoed oor hoe hulle kan help.

Baie van ons gunstelingvoedselhandelsmerke het deur die jare saam met liefdadigheidsorganisasies soos Feeding America (of op hul eie) opgetree en hulle aangesluit in die voortdurende stryd om honger medeburgers te voed. Ter ere en solidariteit met Hunger Action Month, kantel ons ons hoed vir 'n paar van ons gunsteling goedvoel-handelsmerke wat hulle daartoe verbind het om behoeftiges te help en vandag nog hul belofte nakom.

Koning Arthur Meel

King Arthur Flour Die 200-jarige meelmaatskappy het 'n goeie gevoel gehad vir ewig (dit het selfs in die 90's na my middelbare skool gekom). Dit was in 1992 toe die Bake For Good Kids -program amptelik begin het, en skoolkinders geleer het om brood te maak en dit met minderbevoorregtes te deel. Die program bereik nou meer as 350 000 kinders op skool en bevoordeel liefdadigheidsvennote in 46 state. Benewens sy Bake For Good -program, het King Arthur Flour meer as een miljoen maaltye geskenk deur sy vennootskap met Feeding America.

King Arthur Volkoringmeel, $ 4,99 op Target

Handelaar Joe's

As u gelukkig is om 'n Trader Joe's in u omgewing te hê, hoop ek seker dat u voordeel trek uit die van ons wat dit nie doen nie. Benewens u rykdom aan bekostigbare avokado's, goedkoop wyn en wonderlike bevrore programme, kan u ook 'n paar warm en onstuimige dinge geniet terwyl u inkopies doen by die wonderlikste kruidenier in Amerika.

TJ's veg al jare lank stil teen honger en skenk al sy kos wat as "ongeskik te koop" (bedoelende produkte van ongelyke grootte of ingekapte blikke) aan plaaslike voedselbanke geskenk word vir ongeveer $ 341 miljoen se kruideniersware in 2017. Goeie voorkoms , TJ's!

Eenvoudige vodka

Hierdie Idaho-gebaseerde aartappelwodka-produsent is op 'n vaste missie om honger in Amerika te verslaan en is sedert die sprong. Vir elke bottel wat geproduseer word, word 20 maaltye geskenk aan 'n hongerhulporganisasie, insluitend Feeding America. Die stigters Danny Lafuente en Dan Maslow is op die punt om later vanjaar 'n miljoen maaltye te skenk, en dit kan jou martini wees wat hulle oor die rand bring.

Behalwe dat dit goed voel, word die drank wat volhoubaar is, gemaak met behulp van eko-vriendelike praktyke en is dit aangenaam om die smaak en die beursie te tref. Eenvoudig, skoon en glad, kos ongeveer $ 27 per bottel, wat beteken dat dit u nuwe wodka kan wees (en waarskynlik moet).

Panera brood

U ken hulle dalk vir warm bakke met broccoli-cheddarsop, maar Panera-brood beveg ook al meer as 'n kwarteeu hongersnood op verskillende maniere. Hierdie werk bevat uitgebreide vennootskappe met Feeding America, en in 2009 het die handelsmerk selfs Panera Cares Community Cafes regoor die land begin oopmaak, waar behoeftiges kon eet en betaal wat hulle kan.


'N Lys met ribbes vir 2019 in en rondom GTA

Gee 'n opmerking as ons binne twee uur ribbes misgeloop het (

150 km per pad) van die sentrum van Toronto.

Verifieer alle inligting met amptelike webwerwe.

Welland RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Rib Fest & amp Craft Beer Fest- Toronto

Dit bevat ribbespanne saam met braaivleis uit baie verskillende stede van die verskillende kulture en saam met ambagsbierverkopers! Besonderhede

Rotary Rib ‘n ’ Roll – Brampton

Amptelike afskop van die somer in Brampton met groot vermaak, ribbetjies van wêreldgehalte en voedselverkopers. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 24 Mei tot Sondag, 26 Mei 2019

Gage park, 45 Main St N, Brampton

Vaughan Ribfest

Geproduseer deur Ontario Festival Group, bring ons 5 van Noord -Amerika se beste ribbespanne uit Texas, Florida, Alabama, BC en Ontario. Hierdie "Pitmasters" is gereed om u en u vriende bekroonde, oorweldigende BBQ-gerookte ribbetjies te bedien. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 24 Mei tot Sondag, 26 Mei 2019

Verbeter Kanada -sentrum, Keelestraat 7250, Vaughan

Volwassenes $ 3, kinders 10 en onder gratis

Newmarket Rib & amp Craft Beer Fest

Groot vermaak, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, verskaffers wat unieke kuns, kunsvlyt, oudhede, klere en ander items te koop, ritte en speletjies bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 24 Mei tot Sondag, 26 Mei 2019

Upper Canada Mall, 17600, Yonge St, Newmarket

Rotary Ribfest – Pickering

Groot vermaak, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, en 'n gelisensieerde park. As u hierdie jaar besoek, verwag om vermaak te word! Ons bekroonde buiteluggeleentheid is trots op die keuse van gesinsvriendelike lewendige vermaak wat daarop gemik is om u tone te tik en in baie gevalle op te staan ​​en u beste danspassies te wys. Besonderhede

Vrydag 31 Mei tot Sondag 02 Junie 2019

The Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering

Bowmanville Rockin ’Rotary Ribs and Brews Ribfest

Gebraaide ribbetjies en hoender, plus 'n bierfees met lekker handgemaakte bier en lewendige vermaak! Besonderhede

Clarington Fields, 2375 Baseline Rd W, Clarington

Gratis, skenkings word waardeer.

Hamilton- Mountain RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 7 Junie | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag 8 Junie | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 9 Junie | 12:00 – 19:00

T.B. Mcquesten Gemeenskapspark
1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton

Erin Rotary Ribfest

Sluit by ons aan vir die Rotary Club van Erin se jaarlikse Ribfest! Met 'n uitstekende musiekreeks in 2019 en ribbes wat gretig jaag om die toekenning vir mense en#8217's, kom daar beslis nog meer uit! Terwyl bier en ribbetjies deel uitmaak van ribbes, verdien kinders ook 'n bietjie energie. Daarom sorg ons dat daar pret vir almal is sodat u die hele gesin kan saambring. Hierdie geleentheid is vir almal wat van kos en pret hou! Besonderhede

Saterdag 8 Junie 2019 | 12:00 – 20:00

McMillan Park, Hoofstraat 109, Erin

Beach BBQ & amp Brews Festival – Toronto

Geniet heerlike braai, lewendige musiek, kinderarea (kompleet met ritte!), Braai -kompetisies, braai -demonstrasies, handwerkverkopers en natuurlik die bier- en drankverkopers. Besonderhede

STARS & amp RIBS INNISFIL Ribfest

Die Innisfil Ribfest & amp; Musiekfees Aangebied deur INNISFIL GEMEENSKAPGELEENTHEDE. Geproduseer deur Ontario Festival Group, bring ons vier van Noord -Amerika se beste ribbespanne uit Texas, Florida, Alabama, BC en Ontario. Daar sal 'n verskeidenheid feesvoedsel wees soos koringhonde, gebraaide mielies, poutines, tregterkoeke en natuurlik om alles lekker koue bier af te was. Baie aktiwiteite, waaronder 'n Midway met rotsklim en speletjies en lewendige musiek musiek die hele naweek. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 14 Junie 2019 | 17:00 – 12:00
Saterdag, 15 Junie 2019 | 12:00 – 12:00
Sondag, 16 Junie 2019 | 12:00 – 19:00

Innisfil Ontspanningskompleks, Yonge St 7315, Innisfil

$ 3, kinders 12 en onder gratis

Niagara Falls RibFest

'N Hele naweek met groot vermaak. Alle opbrengste word deur die Rotary Club van Niagara Falls aan die gemeenskap teruggegee. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 14 Junie 2019 | 15:00 -23:00
Saterdag, 15 Junie 2019 | 12:00 - 23:00
Sondag, 16 Junie 2019 | 12:00 - 20:00

Rapidsview Park, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Oakville Family Rib Fest

Die Rotary Club van Oakville Trafalgar Family Ribfest het iets om te doen! Ribbetjies, koue bier en lewendige musiek word aangevul met ure se plesier vir kinders in die PlayZone en baie winkels in die Marketplace. Besonderhede

21 Junie – 23, 2019
Vrydag, 21 Junie 2019 | 16:00 – 23:00
Saterdag 22 Junie 2019 | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag 23 Junie 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Sheridan College, Trafalgar Road Campus - 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville

Rib Fest – Toronto

Rotary Etobicoke nooi u uit om u somer af te skop tydens ons 17de jaarlikse Toronto Ribfest. Met twee fases sonder ophou met gratis KidzZone-aktiwiteite met die grootste mobiele telefoon in Toronto, en met allerhande prettige daaglikse besienswaardighede – hierdie “Top 100-fees en geleentheid in Ontario ” (vier jaar agtereenvolgens) laat jou nie lus nie! Besonderhede

Canada Day Weekend (Junie verlede naweek)
28 Junie- 1 Julie 2019

Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke

O Kanada Ribfest – Waterdown

Hierdie vierdaagse fees, geborg deur The Rotary Club of Flamborough AM en Rotary Club of Waterdown, vier Kanada-dag, plaaslike vermaaklikheidstalent en ribbes, terwyl dit broodnodige fondse insamel vir die vele plaaslike en internasionale liefdadigheidsorganisasies, projekte en humanitêre doeleindes van die Rotary Klubs ondersteun. Byeenkomste sluit ook 'n kinder -karnavalgebied in, met ritte, speletjies, kos en verversings en 'n gelisensieerde park. Vuurwerke op 1 Julie teen skemer. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 28 Junie | 15:00 – 23:00
Saterdag 29 Junie | 11:00- 23:00
Sondag 30 Junie | 11: 00-23: 00
Maandag 1 Julie | 11:00- 20:00

Midland RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 28 Junie | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag 29 Junie | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 30 Junie | 12:00 – 19:00

David Onley Park
Bayshore Drive 475

Markham Rotary RibFest

Kom kuier saam met ons vir 'n naweek van gesinspret, heerlike kos en musiek! Bekroonde BBQ -ribbetjies van sommige van die beste ribbes in Noord -Amerika, fynproewersvragmotors, vermaak vir kinders halfpad, lewendige musiek deur plaaslike bands, biertuin en nog baie meer! Besonderhede

Vrydag, 5 Julie, 2019 | 17:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 6 Julie, 2019 | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag 7 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Downtown Markham, 179 Enterprise Blvd., (East Parking Lot), Markham

$ 2 per persoon Onder 12: gratis

Ajax Rib Fest

Groot vermaak, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, verskaffers wat unieke kuns, kunsvlyt, speletjies bied.

Casino Ajax, 50, Alexander ’s Crossing, Ajax

Whitby Rib Fest

Wedstryde om te eet, toutrek, kinderfees en meer! Rotary Club van Whitby Sunrise. Besonderhede

Vrydag 12 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Saterdag 13 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag 14 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Whitby Victoria Fields, 203-269 Victoria St W, Whitby suid van Iroquois Park Sports Complex. Suid van Victoriastraat tussen Gordon St en Watsonstraat.

Milton Rib Fest

Professionele Ribbers, musikale vermaak, 'n biertent met Molson's, aktiwiteite vir die kinders en 'n groot verskeidenheid verkopers wat u tydens u verblyf kan besoek. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 19 Julie 2019 | 16:00 – 23:00
Saterdag 20 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 21 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 19:00

Milton Fair Grounds 136 Robert St, Milton

Kawartha Rotary Ribfest – Peterborough

Hierdie jaarlikse driedaagse geleentheid word gereël deur Kawartha Rotary Club en word mede-geborg deur Peterborough Downtown Business Area. Geniet die beste braai in Peterborough tydens die jaarlikse Kawartha Rotary Ribfest. Sluit by ons aan vir 'n lekker naweek met lekker eetgoed, lekker musiek en vermaak en baie gesinspret! Besonderhede

Vrydag 12 Julie 2019 | 11:00 tot 22:30
Saterdag 13 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 22:30
Sondag 14 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 17:00

Millennium Park, Kingstraat 1, Peterborough

Amacon Mississauga Rotary RibFest

Ribfest bied verskaffers aan wat braai-ribbetjies en hoender verkoop, asook verskeie ander voedsel- en nie-voedselverkopers. Op die hoofverhoog word lewendige vermaak aangebied, met 'n wye verskeidenheid musiekoptredes wat hoofsaaklik gefokus is op plaaslike talent, insluitend Singfest, 'n amateur -sangtalentkompetisie wat uitloop op die eindronde wat op Ribfest gehou word. Besonderhede

Memorial Park in Port Credit, Mississauga

Ancaster RibFest – Hamilton

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag 12 Julie 2019 | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag 13 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 14 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 19:00

Ancaster Kermisgebiede
630 Trinity Rd S, Ancaster

Orangeville Rotary Rib Fest

Elke Julie bedien die Orangeville Rotary Ribfest duisende heerlike ribbetjies met ses internasionaal bekroonde ribbes. Daar is 'n biertent met bier, wyn en verkoelers, en 'n halfpad vir die kinders in die Ribfest -lokaal. Deurlopende lewendige vermaak op die groot verhoog gedurende die naweek, hou u tone vas. Besonderhede

Vrydag 19 Julie 2019 | 16:00 – 22:00
Saterdag 20 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 22:00
Sondag 21 Julie 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Alder St Arena, 275 Alder St, Orangeville

RibFest en Craft Beer Show – Kitchener

2019 vier die 16de herdenking van hierdie wonderlike gemeenskapsgeleentheid, wat ontplof met geure van gebraaide ribbetjies en hoender, wonderlike handgemaakte bier, met lewendige vermaak. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 19 Julie 2019 | 12:00 -22:00
Saterdag 20 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 22:00
Sondag 21 Julie 2019 | 12:00 – 18:00

Victoria Park, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener

Rib Fest – Richmond Hill

Ribfest is 'n driedaagse buiteluggeleentheid met professionele ribspanne wat na Richmond Hill reis van regoor Noord-Amerika. Ribbers kook en ding mee om verskillende beste titels (soos deur ere -beoordelaars beslis). Benewens die vele heerlike eetopsies, is daar ook lewendige vermaak, 'n biertuin, 'n pret- en speelarea vir kinders en kleuters met opblaasblaaie en 'n binnenshuise aktiwiteitsarea vir kinders! Besonderhede

Vrydag, 26 Julie, 2019 | 12:00 - 23:00
Saterdag, 27 Julie, 2019 | 11:00 - 23:00
Sondag 28 Julie 2019 | 11:00 - 20:00

Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill

Port Perry RibFest

Die geleentheid duur meer as 3 dae (reën of skyn) en bevat bekroonde Ribbers, ander voedselverkopers, plus 'n volledig gelisensieerde oop en tentarea. Buite -verhoog en premium klankstelsel vir musiekuitvoerings, insluitend hoofrolaktes elke aand. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 26 Julie, 2019 | 12:00 - 22:00
Saterdag, 27 Julie, 2019 | 12:00 - 22:00
Sondag 28 Julie 2019 | 12:00 - 19:00

Palmer Park, Port Perry Waterfront, Lake Scugog

Thornhill RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 26 Julie | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag, 27 Julie | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 28 Julie | 12:00 – 19:00

Dufferin Clark Gemeenskapsentrum
1441 Clark Avenue West

London Rib Fest

London RibFest bied 'n verskeidenheid ribbes vir u proe, prettige uitstallings en ritte. Besonderhede

1 tot 5 Augustus 2019
Donderdag tot Sondag | 11:00 tot 23:00
Maandag | 11:00 – 21:00

St Catharines Rotary Rib Fest

Lip Smackin ’ Finger-Lickin ’ Ribbes van regoor Noord-Amerika Is u op soek na heerlike ribbetjies, lekker musiek en plesier vir die hele gesin. Besonderhede

Burgerlike vakansie naweek in Augustus.

Montebello Park, Ontariostraat 64, St. Catharines

Scarborough Rib Fest

Geniet heerlike ribbetjies, worsbroodjies, patat, mielies op die kop en nog meer … Midway -ritte en vaardigheidstoetsspeletjies, daagliks Karaoke -kompetisie, kreatiewe ontwerpe deur handwerkers en verkopers, biertuin die hele dag en meer! Besonderhede

Gewoonlik Civic Holiday Weekend

Vrydag, 2 Augustus tot Sondag, 4 Augustus 2019 | 11:00 - 23:00
Maandag, 5 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 tot 20:00

Thomson Memorial Park, Corner of Lawrence Ave. & Brimley Rd., Toronto

Wasaga Beach Ribfest

Ons het 5 van Noord -Amerika se beste ribbespanne gekies uit Texas, Florida, Alabama en Ontario. Hierdie Pitmasters is gereed om u en u vriende, bekroonde, gebroke BBQ-gerookte ribbetjies te bedien. Daar sal 'n verskeidenheid feesvoedsel wees soos koringhonde, gebraaide mielies, poutines, tregterkoeke en natuurlik om alles lekker koue bier af te was. + 'n Midway met rotsklim en speletjies en lewendige musiek. Besonderhede

2 tot 4 Augustus 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Maandag, 5 Augustus | 12:00 – 19:00

Strandgebied 1 & amp; 3rd Street Lot – Wasaga Beach

Woodbridge Rib Fest – Vaughan

Fantastiese vermaaklikheid, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, ritte en speletjies. Besonderhede

Vrydag 9 Augustus 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 10 Augustus, 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag, 11 Augustus, 2019 | 12:00 – 21:00

Woodbridge Fairgrounds, Porter Ave, Woodbridge

Quinte Ribfest – Trenton

5 Fantastiese Ribbers sal Centennial Park, Quinte West geniet, saam met Family Fun Zone, Marketplace Zone, Raffle Zone en LIVE Entertainment Vrydag en Saterdag en Sondag! Besonderhede

Vrydag 9 Augustus 2019 | 11:30 - 23:00
Saterdag 10 Augustus 2019 | 11:30 - 23:00
Sondag 11 Augustus 2019 | 11:30 - 17:00

Centennial Park, Quinte -Wes
12 Couch Cres, Trenton

$ 2 per persoon | $ 5 per gesin van 5

Brantford Kinsmen jaarlikse Ribfest

Geniet heerlike ribbetjies, hamburgers, stadig gebraaide mielies, bloeiende uie en heerlike lekkernye soos roomys en sneeukegels. Die Molson -biertuin is daagliks oop, wat altyd die perfekte plek is om te ontspan en die lewendige musiek te geniet. Bekroonde ribbers van regoor Noord-Amerika sal hul beste ribbetjies en souse ten toon stel. Neem 'n rukkie om deur die Marketplace te wandel. Blaai deur unieke items terwyl u plaaslike handelaars ondersteun. Brantford se Ribfest het hierdie jaar aan alles gedink. Besonderhede

9 tot 11 Augustus 2019
Vrydag 16: 00-23: 00, Saterdag 11: 00-11: 00 en Sondag 11: 00-19: 00.

Cockshutt Park, 35 Sherwood Dr, Brantford

Whitchurch-Stouffville Country Rib Fest

Met 'n paar van Kanada se wonderlike rock- en country -optredes met die lopende ribbetjies en hoender, ReMax Hot Air Balloon Rides, Kids 'Zone met vermaaklikheid en opblaas, fantastiese musikale optredes, koophandelaars se ry en meer! Besonderhede

Vrydag 9 Augustus 2019 | 14:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 10 Augustus, 2019 | 23:00 – 23:00
Sondag, 11 Augustus, 2019 | 23:00 – 19:00

Memorial Park, Stouffville

Cambridge RibFest

Aangebied deur Rotary Clubs of Cambridge Sunrise en Cambridge North. Beste 3-dae kos, pret en gesinsgeleentheid hierdie somer! Live vermaak en KidZone speelarea. Besonderhede

Vrydag 9 Augustus 2019 | 11:00 tot 22:00
Saterdag, 10 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 – 22:00
Sondag, 11 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Gratis/ U skenking word waardeer.

Hamilton RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag 9 Augustus 2019 | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag, 10 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag, 11 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 – 19:00

Gage Park
1000 Main St E, Hamilton

Rib Fest – Oshawa

Aangebied deur Rotary Club of Oshawa. Fantastiese vermaak, lekker ribbetjies vingerlek en kosverkopers. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 16 Augustus | 12:00 - 23:00
Saterdag, 17 Augustus | 11:00 - 23:00
Sondag 18 Augustus | 11:00 - 19:00

Lakeview Park, 55 Lakeview Park Avenue, Oshawa

Northumberland Rib Fest – Cobourg

Fantastiese vermaaklikheid, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, ritte en speletjies. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 16 Augustus, 2019 | 12:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 17 Augustus, 2019 | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag, 198 Augustus, 2019 | 12:00 – 19:00

Victoria Park, suid van Kingstraat, Cobourg

CNE Rib Fest – Toronto

Ribbers van oral sal hierdie fantastiese fees nie wil misloop nie, aangesien 'n menigte ribmeesters meeding om die beste ribresep ”! Besonderhede

2019 Ribfest -besonderhede (indien enige): TBA

CNE: 16 Augustus – 2 September 2019 | 11: 00-22: 00

Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Rib Fest – Georgetown

Fantastiese vermaaklikheid, top -spanspanne van regoor Noord -Amerika, wat die heerlikste braaivleisvleis bedien, verskaffers wat unieke kuns, kunsvlyt, oudhede, klere en ander items te koop, ritte en speletjies aanbied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 16 Augustus | 16:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 17 Augustus | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 18 Augustus | 12:00 – 19:00

Georgetown Fairgrounds, 1 Park Ave

Rib Fest – Aurora

Daar sal nie net die lekkerste ribbetjies wees nie, maar u kan ook geroosterde jams, geroosterde mieliekop, beertertjies en vele ander geregte probeer. Lewende vermaak, 'n opblaas halfpad en aktiwiteite vir kinders van alle ouderdomme. 'N Biertuin word deur die Aurora Rotary Club bestuur. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 23 Augustus | 11:00 – 23:00
Saterdag, 24 Augustus | 11:00 – 11:00
Sondag 25 Augustus | 11:00 – 20:00

Gratis, 20:00 – 23:00 – (kaartjie)

Ribbes, ritme en amp Rotary – Guelph

As u van motors hou, sal u hou van die Classics wat by Ribfest in Guelph te sien sal wees. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 23 Augustus | Middag – 23:00
Saterdag, 24 Augustus | 11:00 – 23:00
Sondag 25 Augustus | 11:00 – 20:00

Riverside Park
709 Woolwich St, Guelph

Gratis (skenkings by die hek word waardeer)

Orilla RibFest

'N Naweek vol kos, plesier en vermaak terwyl u geniet van al die geleenthede wat u kan bied. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 23 Augustus | 16:00 -23:00
Saterdag, 24 Augustus | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag 25 Augustus | 12:00 – 19:00

Tudhope Park, 500 Atherley Rd, Orillia

Kanada se grootste Rib Fest – Burlington

30 Augustus tot 2 September 2019

Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd Burlington

Waterloo Rib & amp Craft Beer Fest

Groot vermaak, ribbetjies en voedselverkopers van wêreldgehalte, verskaffers wat unieke kuns, kunsvlyt, speletjies bied. Besonderhede

6 tot 8 September 2019
Vrydag 16:00-23:00
Saterdag 12:00 -23:00
Sondag 12:00 – 19:00

100 Vader David Bauer Dr, Waterloo

Owen Sound Ribfest & amp Musiekfees

Ons het 5 van Noord -Amerika se beste ribbespanne gekies uit Texas, Florida, Alabama en Ontario. Hierdie Pitmasters is gereed om u en u vriende, bekroonde, gebroke BBQ-gerookte ribbetjies te bedien. Daar sal 'n verskeidenheid feesvoedsel wees soos koringhonde, gebraaide mielies, poutines, tregterkoeke en natuurlik om alles lekker koue bier af te was. + 'n Midway met rotsklim en speletjies en lewendige musiek. Besonderhede

Vrydag, 13 September – 17: 00-11: 00
Saterdag, 14 September | 12:00 – 23:00
Sondag, 15 September | 12:00 – 18:00

1900 3rd Ave oos
Owen Sound

Die winste van Rotary Ribfests gaan terug na die plaaslike gemeenskap deur middel van verskeie liefdadigheidsprogramme, en Northern Rib Heat Series is 'n winsgewende onderneming (sover ons weet).


Ribbers het beesvleis gekry: agter die skerms van Ontario se ribbes

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Die St. Thomas Ribfest lyk, ruik en klink soos enige ander ribbes. Gesinne met sonbeskerming staan ​​soms naby aan 'n uur, en betaal $ 23 vir 'n volle varkrib of $ 13 vir 'n half. Daar is limonadestaanders, tregterkoeke, gesigververs, roomysverkopers, kinders wat speel en vyf luidrugtige, rokende ribbes. Vier mans van middeljarige ouderdom konfyt op Led Zeppelin-omslae by die bandskulp in Pinafore Park, 'n groen ruimte van 90 hektaar aan die suidelike rand van die stad en 30 minute se ry suid van Londen, Ont.

Daar is een belangrike onderskeid oor hierdie ribfees: dit word bestuur deur 'n 28-jarige entrepreneur en 'n rib-world interloper genaamd Justin Brown. 'Ons is op die swartlys,' verduidelik hy. Rotary International, wie se plaaslike hoofstukke meer ribbes aanbied as enige ander organisasie in Ontario, het mnr. Brown bekroonde ribbes, nasionale borge en plaaslike liefdadigheidsorganisasies gekos, wat almal bang is vir uitsetting van winsgewende Rotary-geleenthede as hulle saam met hom werk. "Ek probeer net 'n geleentheid bybring in 'n stad wat nie een het nie," sê mnr. Brown. 'Ek hou daarvan om dit te doen, en ek sal nie ophou om dit te doen nie. Vat my borge, goed. Ek sal ander mense vind wat belangstel. ”

In 'n rokerige subkultuur met die geur van die diep suide en 'n stewige voet in Ontario, beskou verskeie Rotariërs meneer Brown se nuutgemaakte winsgewende rib-reeks as 'n belediging vir hul liefdadigheidstelsel van miljoene dollars. 'Dit is redelik openbaar dat ons ontsteld daaroor is', sê Jeremy Racicot, medevoorsitter van Kanada se grootste Ribfest, 'n Rotary-geleentheid in Burlington wat volgens baie ongemaklik naby is aan Brown se opkomende Hamilton Ribfest. 'Dit was vir ons moeilik om te hoor dat daar 'n winsgewende reeks ontstaan ​​het en dat dit in direkte mededinging met ons handelsmerk was.

Dit was nie net Hamilton nie. Mnr. Brown het ribbes begin in Welland (naby St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest, 20 kilometer en drie weke uitmekaar), Georgetown (19 km van Rotary Rib n 'Roll, in Brampton) en Newmarket (26 km van Richmond Hill Ribfest, 'n munisipaliteit) run -geleentheid), alles onder sy slanke Northern Heat Rib -reeks. Hierdie jaar het die St. Thomas Ribfest die Londense Ribfest, wat deur Doug Hillier bestuur word, met net een week voorafgegaan. Maar Hillier kan dit hanteer en sê dat hy 'walglik' is oor hoe Rotary -klubs meneer Brown behandel het. "Alhoewel ek nie daarvan hou dat die St. Thomas Ribfest so naby my kom nie, glo ek dat hulle die reg het om dit te doen," sê hy. 'Klein ondernemings is hoe hierdie land bestuur word.'

Verskeie ribbes staan ​​nog langs die Rotary. Een het vir my gesê dat Northern Heat die bedryf sal doodmaak. Ander meen dat Brown se sakestrategie parasities is en markte in die omgewing vir sy eie gewin afbreek en as 'n gedaante werk met liefdadigheidsorganisasies. “Ten spyte van wat [mnr. Brown] sê, die feit is dat hy dit baie noukeurig verwoord het, 'sê John Kasias, wat Railroad Ribs bestuur. 'As u hulle ken, weet u dat dit lippediens is.'

Vroeg in 2015 het Rotary -klubs 'n brief onder ribbes versprei waarin hy meneer Brown vermaan het, wat daarop dui dat die Rotary sy eie belange sou beskerm. 'Hulle het nie reguit gesê:' Ons wil nie hê dat u dit moet doen 'of' u kan dit nie 'nie,' sê Tom Diavolitsis, wat al 10 jaar lank Boss Hogs BBQ bestuur. Desondanks het mnr. Diavolitsis die Hamilton -vertoning van Northern Heat verlaat. 'Dit het my bang gemaak,' sê hy. 'Hulle het 'n punt daarvan gemaak om Victor uit te skop ... ek wil nie in dieselfde lot val nie.'

Victor Anastasiadis, die 21-jarige wat die lofwaardige Kentucky Smokehouse-ketting van sy pa geërf het, het verkies om in die ribbesreeks van Brown te bly. Brown is goeie vriende met Anastasiadis se ouer broer. Nadat hy geweier het om Northern Heat te laat vaar, is Kentucky Smokehouse van Kanada se grootste Ribfest verwyder. Kort daarna volg Mississauga sy voorbeeld.

Mnr. Anastasiadis wou nie kommentaar lewer op hierdie verhaal nie, maar Rotary -lede is onverskillig. 'Ons doen dit nie net op 'n gril nie. Ons het baie tyd en baie konsultasie spandeer, ”sê Robert Peeling, die medestigter van die Burlington-geleentheid. 'Ons help mense nie om privaat wins te maak nie.'

Mnr. Brown vermy dit so te stel, maar Northern Heat het krake in die ribbesbedryf in Ontario ontbloot. Almal met wie die Globe and Mail gepraat het, stem saam dat ribfeeste goed is vir plaaslike ekonomieë, liefdadigheidsorganisasies en private sakelui. Maar Rotariërs is van mening dat die skenking van 100 persent van hul wins die regte ding is, terwyl meneer Brown, wat nog geen voordeel uit enige van sy ribbes moet trek nie, hom toewy aan 'n donasie van 10 of 15 persent in die toekoms en gebruik die res om sy onderneming te laat groei. Nie een van die twee partye sê dat dit wil veg nie: Rotariërs wil hê dat meneer Brown sy gebeure net verder moet wegskuif, terwyl meneer Brown reeds omstrede datums geskuif het om konfrontasie te voorkom.

Maar die skeuring bestaan, en ribbes wat hul ondernemings wil uitbrei, bly in die steek gelaat. "Daar is niks vir hulle om te sê baas Hogs kan elke jaar na Burlington gaan nie - ek moet optree, ek moet 'n skoon operasie uitvoer, ek moet professioneel wees," sê Diavolitsis. 'Maar normaalweg was dit altyd genoeg. Ek het nog nooit 'n probleem gehad waar ek twee keer moes dink oor waarheen ek op pad is nie. "

Hy sug en leun agteroor. 'Maar ek dink dit is nou net groeipyne.'

'As ek 'n maand reën, is my jaar verby'

Ribbende Lingo

Soos enige ander professionele persone in die bedryf, het ribbers 'n jargon ontwikkel wat buitestaanders nie kan begryp nie. 'N Vertaalgids:

Ribfest -The Globe het ribfeet gedefinieer as enige gemeenskapsgerigte fees wat uitsluitlik professionele toerribbers vir hoofgeregte bring. (Arepas en Tiny Tom Donuts word byvoorbeeld nie as hoofgereg beskou nie, maar kan steeds op ribbes verskyn.) Algemene braaikompetisies, wat meer algemeen in Wes-Kanada voorkom, en ribbestande waar plaaslike amateurs meeding, word nie as eg beskou nie ribfeeste.p & gt

Barbecue - Die vleisbraai vir ten minste 12 uur oor 'n vuur. Wat jy 30 minute lank in jou agterplaas doen met hoenderborsies en 'n propaanbak, sou tradisionaliste sê, is nie 'n ware braai nie.

Ribbel - 'n Werkwoord wat alles insluit wat professionele ribbes doen, eerder as 'n spesifieke faset van die werk, bv. 'Larry Murphy ribbes uit Brewton, Ala.'

Sous - Die daad om sousmonsters uit te deel om kliënte te lok. (Een van die Ontario Ribbers 'Association reëls: "Geen pampoen in die middel van die park nie.")

Membraan - Die filmagtige laag op elke ribbetrek. Kompetisie -ribbes is geneig om die membraan te behou terwyl hulle ribbes rook om die vette en geur te bevat, maar baie sal dit as 'n laaste stap op die rooster afskraap voordat dit op die sous gesit word.

Rig - 'n Ribber se mobiele kombuis, insluitend yskaste, oonde, rokers, roosters, baniere en werkblaaie.

Konveksie oond - Ribbers kook hul vleis ongeveer twee tot drie uur in 'n oond voordat dit baie langer gerook word. Die laaste stap-om die ribbes te vlambraai, wat kliënte sien-is meestal vir vertoon, en om die ribbetjies met sous te versier.

Roker - 'n Industriële masjien wat tussen drie en 16 uur vleis rook. Ribbers gooi stompe, gewoonlik van appel- of kersiehout, in 'n agterste gedeelte van die $ 20,000 -masjiene. In the front there are five or seven spindles that rotate up to 100 pounds of meat each – meaning a five-spindle smoker can handle 500 pounds of meat at a time.

Ontario has hit peak ribfest. This is a distinctly heartland phenomenon: More than two-million people will visit one of the province’s 65 ribfests this summer. (There are only three dedicated ribfests in British Columbia Alberta has two.) “We pretty much saturated the market,” says Gus Sakellis, owner of Ribs Royale. “There’s nowhere else, really, in Ontario to go right now.” There are ribfests in towns as small as Gananoque, population 5,191, and as remote as Owen Sound, Timmins and Cornwall. In 2012, organizers in Toronto commemorated the 100th Grey Cup by bringing a mini-ribfest to Front Street this year, Ottawa is faced with a ribfest rivalry, with two in the downtown core and one in the suburb of Kanata, while Etobicoke hosted the world’s first-ever ribfest wedding, officiated in the ski chalet of Centennial Park.

Ribfests are popular, partly, because they’re successful. Burlington’s ribfest alone generated $3.3-million in economic activity around the city in 2014, including taxes, bought food and paid accommodation on top of that, it raised $230,000 for charity. Even smaller festivals punch above their weight: The Kemptville and Brockville ribfests, both organized by local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters, garnered about 40,000 combined visitors in 2015 and raised more than $150,000, co-ordinators say. Virtually every ribfest will raise more than $1 for every attendee, with an average of 38,000 attendees in 2014. Every festival’s financing scheme differs slightly, but the pillars are constant: diligent fundraising, beer sales, vendor payments and corporate sponsorships.

These dollar figures preclude the ribbers themselves, whose business is made exclusively from hawking meat. Ribbers’ profits are closely guarded secrets, making ribbing perhaps Ontario’s largest cash-only industry. Vendors don’t accept credit or debit cards, and asking for a receipt will earn you a quizzical look from the cashier. One ribber sent me an angry e-mail when asked how much sauce he went through in a season. Many cite competitive or safety reasons for this several ribbers in Ontario have been robbed in the past.

Whatever they make, they spend much of it in overhead. To appear at a ribfest, they have to pay an entry fee of a few thousand dollars, and there’s also a small staff of cooks and cashiers to be paid and put up in hotels for a weekend. This is to say nothing of start-up costs: A decent-sized rig costs $250,000, according to Matt Smith, a veteran ribber who runs Gator BBQ. On top of printing new banners every year and buying the rig itself, which unfurls, Transformers-style, from a meek box of sheet metal into an open-kitchen restaurant replete with at least one (but more often two) $20,000 smokers jammed with up to 700 pounds of meat, there are safety certification costs, drivers’ fees and energy bills.

“I don’t make money till the last two shows,” says Bernie Gerl, who runs the storied Camp 31 out of Paris, Ont. Mr. Gerl says his income is on par with an average restaurant’s, with one important caveat: His venture is weather-dependent. “If I have a month of raining, my year is over,” he says. “This is a messed up business.”

The only insurance against the rain is keeping busy. It’s a big investment to build a second rig, let alone a third, but the rewards are significant. Boss Hogs and Gator BBQ spend summers in two provinces at once, sending one rig each across Western Canada while leaving their others in Ontario. Ideally, they can put each team to work every weekend of the summer, and spread them out enough that a storm won’t ruin business for all their teams.

This is why ribbers saw Northern Heat as an opportunity. Mr. Smith, like Mr. Diavolitsis, had planned on expanding with Mr. Brown’s rib series. Hoekom nie? He had the extra rig and wanted to keep his staff employed. Once the Rotary’s letter spread around, however, Mr. Smith withdrew from several Northern Heat shows, deeming it not worth the risk. As he put it to me, “Ribbers are gonna have to walk softly there.”

“A hurtin' little place”

It’s hard to understand Mr. Brown’s side of the story unless you’ve visited his hometown, St. Thomas. Once a booming railway hub before the train industry collapsed, the town thrived as an automotive-parts manufacturer until the 2008 recession sunk the local Ford and Sterling factories, slashing 6,000 jobs in the process. “We lost everything,” my cab driver told me as we passed the city’s most famous landmark, a statue of a carnival elephant named Jumbo who was struck by a train and killed here in 1885. “It’s a hurtin’ little place.”

Mr. Brown wasn’t living in St. Thomas during the recession, but he knew what was happening. Though boyish and bro-ish, a sharp business savvy undercuts his grey Blue Jays cap and scruffy blond beard. He started a landscaping business while studying at the University of Western Ontario, and has been organizing events for just as long his resume includes charity golf tournaments and London’s annual Block Party music festival. But he hadn’t done much for his hometown, 30 kilometres south. “I’ve got all these friends back here, and I’ve got family back here, and I’ve got ties the community,” he recalls thinking. “Why shouldn’t I do an event here? Why am I not going back? Why am I avoiding my hometown?”

In 2012, an idea popped into Mr. Brown’s head: Why not a ribfest? He spent the next two years developing the idea with the city’s Special Events Committee and the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs, a government-funded business incubator that’s operated in St. Thomas since 1986. He brought it to city council in May 2014, three months before the event debuted. “It’s something residents were waiting for,” says Mayor Heather Jackson. “We don’t have a lot of big events. Three or four, tops. Nothing to the scale like this one.”

For that first year, Mr. Brown brought in veteran rib teams, including Kentucky Smokehouse, Boss Hogs and Gator BBQ. His mother helped organize volunteers his father handled the beer. As many as 12,000 people came out — more than one-quarter of the city’s population. Everyone agreed it was a success. Mr. Brown relaxed.

It was autumn, while Mr. Brown was sitting in his marketing office in downtown Toronto, that he began seriously reflecting on the event. He thought about how much he’d enjoyed putting on the ribfest, and how he’d like to do more. Then, the next obvious question formed: Where could he go?

He began randomly typing Ontario towns and the word “ribfest” into Google. He couldn’t go too far, nor could he double-up over Rotary territory. Eventually he settled on five cities that, while near preexisting ribfests, he still regarded as “underserved” communities. Georgetown residents could drive out to Brampton’s ribfest, but don’t 40,000 people deserve an event of their own?

Ultimately, the guiding question always led him back home. “If I’m gonna do another ribfest, where could I do it? Where are the ribfests now?” he recalls thinking. “Where are cities like St. Thomas?”

“Nobody knew what pulled pork was”

Some Canadians spend entire summer vacations road tripping between Ontario ribfests, marking a devotion that’s hard to imagine transposed onto, say, chicken wings. Wings are small and ubiquitous, whereas ribs are goofy and flamboyant, trickling with Down South exoticism and eaten, necessarily, in a vulnerable, child-like state – with messy hands and lots of napkins. This is the paradox of ribs: They are a food nobody should want to eat in public, yet millions in Ontario do.

It’s impossible to pinpoint why ribfests erupted in Ontario, but Mr. Hillier, whose London Ribfest is the oldest in Canada, has a theory. Barbecue festivals date back to the mid-19th century, when they were rowdy political events for U.S. presidential candidates such as George Washington and Andrew Jackson. In the background, black slaves would spend up to 12 hours roasting the meat.

Wealthy slave owners only wanted prime cuts: chicken breasts, rump roasts, pork shoulders. “The joke’s on them, because they didn’t get the sweetest meat – the sweetest meat is closest to the bone,” Mr. Hillier says. “Ribs, chicken wings, collard greens – all those things were soul food. We try to soften this, but it was the food of the slaves.”

Those who escaped to Canada through the Underground Railroad brought along the tradition of fire-smoked, open-grill cooking, Mr. Hillier says. Over the following decades, former slaves would celebrate Emancipation Day in border cities such as Windsor and Sarnia with massive barbecue festivals.

The competition element has a foggier backstory. As Jonathan Deutsch and Megan J. Elias write in Barbecue: A Global History, “Like barbecue itself, barbecue competitions are a simple concept that probably evolved in multiple locations, at multiple times, whenever one person said to another, ‘My barbecue is better than yours.’ ” Canada’s first was what is today London Ribfest, which began in 1985 as a barbecue competition. Mr. Hillier believes its founder was a man named Bill who, in 1988, handed it over to the local Boys and Girls Club, which rechristened it a ribfest but gave it up to Mr. Hillier in 2009 after deciding it was too much work for their volunteer group. Mr. Hillier has not been able to track Bill down to confirm the early details, though. “Some say he died of a heart attack, motorcycle accident,” he says. “Nobody knows.”

Around that same time, Larry Murphy – the grandfather of Canadian ribbing, a 63-year-old Alabaman with a wrinkled forehead whose thick drawl rhymes “sauce” with “house” – was running a general store called Camp 31 in Brewton, Ala. In barbecue circles, the state is known for its abundance of rural pigs and hickory wood, an ideal combination for smoked ribs. Mr. Murphy made his so well that Brewton’s police department sponsored him in a barbecue cook-off in Pensacola, Fla., where he surprised even himself by winning first place for sauce and ribs. “I wasn’t no competition,” he recalls today. “I was just down tryin’ to do the best I could.” He decided to turn his store into a rib shack and take his business on the road, touring across North America.

“He was a player down in the States, but he became the king up here,” says Mr. Smith of Gator BBQ. Back then, Mr. Smith was working for the carnival company Conklin Shows, which recruited Mr. Murphy into their national tours. “Nobody knew what pulled pork was,” he recalls. “Had to put a little extra on the ribs just to get people to taste it.”

Ribfests proved as popular as Mr. Murphy’s pulled pork until the Rotary got involved in 1994. Members Robert Peeling and John Thorpe were tasked with finding a new fundraiser when they considered a ribfest. Mr. Peeling chanced upon Mr. Murphy ribbing at the Canadian National Exhibition, and, after a 90-minute conversation that day and subsequent weeks of back-and-forth, committed to bring one to Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park. Even though that first festival, in 1995, was doused by rain and netted Rotarians just $850, “we still had people coming out, standing in line in the pouring rain, waiting for their ribs,” Mr. Peeling says. “That showed you there that something was right.”

“It became a war”

Canadian ribbing enjoyed a quiet first decade, but grew antsy in its teenage years, as more teams crammed into the Ontario circuit and increasingly costly border restrictions deterred Americans from entering the country. Competition got nasty: Ribbers began discreetly stuffing ballot boxes to rig audience-choice awards some set their trophies in front of rival teams others erected huge, confusing banners to mislead locals into thinking they’d won first place recently at any given festival. One owner alleges another took a pole to his rig and scratched it up. “All of a sudden, it became all about the money,” a senior ribber told me. “They were all doing it. It became a war.”

Something had to change. In early 2012, before the summer season kicked off, a dozen or so ribbers met in a hotel conference room and hashed out 10 rules for ribfest etiquette. “We sit down, we have a couple drinks two times a year, we decide what should we talk about,” says Mr. Gerl of Camp 31. “To stop the bullshit in the park.”

If Larry Murphy is the grandfather of ribs, Bernie Gerl is the godfather. A burly man of 50, Mr. Gerl has the large, calloused hands of someone who’s worked in restaurants all his life at age 17, he took a loan from his family to buy his own pizza restaurant in Hamilton. He helped launch Camp 31’s Canadian location in Paris, Ont., in 1995, and inherited the role of ribbing ringleader after Mr. Murphy retired. He is the association’s first and only president, and has a financial stake in several association rib teams.

Together, these ribbers standardized banners and prices, and slapped restrictions on sauce sampling and trophy placements. They chose a president, a secretary, a board of directors and a name: the Ontario Ribbers’ Association.

Although it originated as the ribbers’ United Nations, it evolved into something resembling a union. Ribbers suddenly had leverage against rising vendor costs and organizers’ arbitrary rules, and threw their weight around against what they saw as unfair requests, such as too many free meals or price hikes. “There’s been threats, game-playing and stuff,” says Hugh Williams, Toronto Ribfest’s director. “It’s part of the business.”

Ribbers and Rotarians are hesitant to talk publicly about these issues, because both sides agree the association has helped smooth out more problems than it’s caused. In fact, several ribfest organizers say they will only bring in association members, because it makes selecting ribbers easier. Mr. Racicot, in Burlington, wants to go one step further and adopt a similar union among Rotary ribfest organizers. “My thinking is we should band together to leverage our brand,” he says, which would allow a streamlined avenue for sponsorship across all ribfests in Ontario.

These parallel monopolies – those in charge of festivals and ribbers – shed light on how this industry functions. It is based largely on history and loyalty, who you know rather than how well you rib. It has allowed for a comfortable status quo to thrive for two decades.

This has created a brick wall for entrepreneurs on both sides. “It is tough for a new guy to get in, no question about it,” Mr. Gerl says. “Is it a problem? I don’t think it’s a problem.” The association doesn’t guarantee anyone a spot in a festival. Instead, entrepreneurial ribbers can head farther out into the province, paving their own way if they need to, pollinating Ontario with more and more ribfests.

Which is exactly what they’re doing.

“This is the beginning”

Gus Sakellis, a newer association member, is one of the last upstart ribbers in Ontario. After starting Ribs Royale in 2006, he spent four years trying to break into the scene. “It was very difficult to get into ribfests,” he says. “There’s not much real estate to go around.” Festival organizers select ribbers based on history and loyalty – a brick wall for entrepreneurs.

So in 2010, Mr. Sakellis created his own opportunities. Instead of working a second job during the winter months (as done by certain ribbers, dubbed “weekend warriors” by full-timers), Mr. Sakellis toured rural Ontario, pitching ribfests to non-profits around Thunder Bay, Kemptville and Perth. “We were quite taken by surprise year one,” says Jim Comuzzi, who organizes Ribfest Thunder Bay with the city’s downtown BIA. They expected 12,000 people to show up twice that many did.

John Kasias, who founded Railroad Ribs in 2010, is in a similar situation. Railroad is a small rig with few awards to its name the first time he played London Ribfest, Mr. Kasias walked away in the red because of the several-thousand-dollar entry fee. The following year, on the same weekend, he worked an event that cost him only $1,000 to enter, and now frequents such non-ribfest events as Buskerfest in Toronto and Westfest in Ottawa. “I choose to see opportunity in all places,” he says.

Mr. Sakellis and Mr. Kasias are clever and intrepid business owners, just as Mr. Brown is and, like Mr. Brown, they are helping expand rib culture exponentially, in pockets of Ontario that would otherwise lack the spectacle of live fire-grilled ribs. And yet the ribbers themselves have eschewed criticism of market saturation, while Mr. Brown has been bludgeoned with it.

“It’s a slap in the face to Justin,” says Rob Mise, the general manager of St. Thomas’s local radio station and a staunch supporter of Mr. Brown’s. “Here’s a guy who wants to go and start a business, employ people, get the economy going in these markets, too. Why should Welland go without a ribfest? Is that fair?”

Welland is perhaps Northern Heat’s most controversial market. It is 15 kilometres and three weeks apart from St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest, one of the oldest in Ontario. Wade Stayzer, who organizes the event, says he’s more worried about retaining local sponsors than he is about attendance, and “would love to see Justin focus on communities without ribfests.”

How communities are defined is precisely the problem. For many Rotarians, it is an area beyond city borders, mingling tourists with locals and turning dollars into donations. According to Mr. Brown’s side, a community is any municipality of ribfest have-nots who want an event to call their own.

There’s some precedent for blurry market definition. The Rotary Club of Cambridge kickstarted a ribfest 16 kilometres away from Kitchener’s ribfest, a for-profit event that had been running strong for a decade. Mr. Stayzer helped the Niagara Falls Rotary club set up its own ribfest 20 kilometres away from St. Catharines. “We don’t see it as a big deal,” Mr. Stayzer says, because seven weeks separate the two events and both raise money exclusively for charities.

The Rotary cannot avoid Northern Heat indefinitely popular business models are destined for enterprise growth. Several Rotary ribfests, such as those in Burlington and Toronto, are expanding to include full-time salespeople and celebrity chefs. Ribbers are cultivating Western Canada, with the hopes that, 10 years from now, B.C. and Alberta will be as bloated with pork and ribs as Ontario is now.

Mr. Brown isn’t sure yet if he’ll add more cities next year, but even if he doesn’t, others surely will. Mr. Mise, at least, has faith. “This is the beginning,” he says. “This is only gonna get bigger, bigger and bigger. He’s not stopping.”

You walk into the park and see a dozen rigs. They’ve all got heaps of golden trophies and first-place banners. Old men with beer bellies and thick white beards are calling you over to every direction. How do you choose?

Ignore the trophies. Everyone’s won trophies. Some ribbers won’t even display them, preferring to focus on the product and character of their teams. If you really care about awards, look to their banners and see who won the most recent first-place awards. (Even this will be fairly arbitrary.)

Get sauced. Most teams, especially at big festivals, will send a staffer out to give out samples. Since every ribber buys meat from the same few sources, sauce is a key differentiator.

Don’t follow the lines. Once ribbers have a few people waiting for food, they’ll slow down – this is called “building the line.” Consumers are more inclined to line up behind 50 people than they are to be first in line at a quiet rig, because they assume popularity denotes quality. It doesn’t – it just means staffers are working slower.

None of them are American. Whether their names refer to the likes of Kentucky, Louisiana, Florida or Alabama, they’re all Canadian now. Brands may have originated down south, but they would have been bought by Canadians years ago. And those Southern accents, we’re sorry to say, are just part of the show.


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“People like the Jamaican flavour. It’s different, and it’s introducing people to something they don’t have every day. And the response has been great. And our sauce has a little bit of spice, too. It’s not as sweet as the other trucks’ sauces. We’re coming from spice, so we tend to have spice in what we do.”

The Grand Ribfest is organized by the Grand FoodFest Foundation, which organizes similar events across Quebec. Proceeds from the sale of reusable cups and forks and beer are given to local charities. The organization will announce which charities receive the money on the final day of the Grand Ribfest.


Here at Trident, catching fish isn’t just our business. It’s our livelihood. It’s our calling. We are all fishermen here, and catching the purest and healthiest seafood is what we do — it’s what we’ve done for more than 40 years. And if we stay true to our beliefs in protecting the oceans where we fish, it’s what we’ll be doing 40 years from now, too.

The story of Trident Seafoods starts back in 1961, when a 19-year-old kid with nothing but a dream drove an old Ford from Tennessee to Seattle, in search of a great adventure at sea.

That 19-year-old kid was Chuck Bundrant. And that little “adventure” stretched into a 12-year journey across Alaska, aboard any ship he could find, discovering everything there is to know about fishing and crabbing along the way.

Chuck met two other likeminded crab fishermen in the early 1970s, Kaare Ness and Mike Jacobson. All three pooled their money together and built the Billikin—a 135-foot boat that not only changed the course of their partnership, but also changed the course of the entire seafood industry. The ingenious Billikin was the first vessel of its kind to feature crab cookers and freezing equipment onboard, so their fresh catch could be processed as soon as it was pulled out of the water instead of coming all the way back to shore.

That partnership over 40 years ago marked the beginning of Trident Seafoods. And that 19-year-old kid from Tennessee would become its founder and CEO. Chuck Bundrant could never have imagined how far that little “adventure” back in ‘61 was going to take him.


5. Chosen Half Marathon

"The Prettiest Race in Texas" can be found in New Braunfels — located in-between Austin and San Antonio — and raises funds for orphans and adoptive families. The Chosen Half Marathon and 5K exists to help children as they are adopted into families and provide care to orphans not yet adopted.

"Race fees go directly to help care for children who need safe, loving, permanent families," says race founder Jenni Lord. "There are more than 165 million children worldwide who are orphaned and more than 10,000 children in our area in the foster care system. We raise money and awareness for these vulnerable children." There have been zero failed adoptions with members served by Chosen, thanks to the mentoring, education, therapy and outreach provided to its families.


Our next Dinner And A Movie celebrates Phish’s famed 1998 Island Tour! We’ll be featuring the April 4, 1998 show from Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, nearly 23 years to the day. Join us on the couch this coming Tuesday at 8:30pm ET at webcast.livephish.com. Chef Sara Bradley is the chef and proprietor

Our next Dinner And A Movie features Phish’s February 22, 2019 show from Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Join us on the couch this Tuesday at 8:30PM ET at webcast.livephish.com. What’s on the dinner menu? Classic Chile and Cheese Tamales and Black Bean Soup! Full recipes can be found below. Don’t forget to tag


Ten Young African Millionaires To Watch

While African millionaires and billionaires like Onsi Sawiris, Raymond Ackerman, Aliko Dangote and Deinde Fernandez may have more money than most of us can ever dream of, there’s one thing they can never buy: Youth. Even money has its limits.

But there are a handful of young Africans in their 20s and 30s who have built businesses and amassed enviable million-dollar fortunes. Call them million-dollar babies. While some are corporate animals others are empire builders- like Ladi Delano, the restless 30 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur who founded Solid XS, a hugely successful premium Vodka business in China when he was barely 23 years old. He subsequently flipped his vodka company for millions of dollars. Today, he is a co-founder and CEO of Bakrie Delano Africa, a $1 billion investment vehicle committed to making acquisitions in Nigeria’s mining, energy and agriculture sectors.

There are thousands of young and immensely successful entrepreneurs across the African continent. There’s a growing number of Africans aged 40 and under who are legitimately amassing multi-million dollar fortunes. They don’t inherit stuff they build it themselves.

Here are ten you need to know:

Mark Shuttleworth, Suid Afrikaans

When Shuttleworth was 22, he founded Thawte, a digital certificate and internet security company which he sold to VeriSign for $575 million in 1999, when he was 26. Shuttleworth used a fraction of his proceeds to start HBD Capital (now called Knife Capital), a Cape Town-based emerging markets investment fund. HBD has made a series of successful exits including Fundamo, a mobile financial services company which was acquired by Visa for $110 million in 2011 and csense, which was acquired by GE Intelligent Platforms the same year. Shuttleworth also founded and funds Ubuntu, a computer operating system which he distributes as free open source software. Shuttleworth has a net worth north of $500 million.

Ashish Thakkar, Ugandan

Thakkar, 29 is a co-founder and CEO of Mara Group - a Ugandan conglomerate with tentacles in financial services, hotels, renewable energy, technology and manufacturing. Annual revenues are approximately $100 million and the group has an active presence in 16 countries on four continents. Devoted philanthropist: Through his Mara Foundation, Thakkar provides mentorship and seed funding to young East African entrepreneurs. Also funds Next Generation Schools, an independent charity focused on improving education quality in disadvantaged secondary schools in Uganda. The Mara Group recently signed a $300 million deal with the Tanzanian government to develop a 3.5 million square foot state of the art mini-city.

Ladi Delano, Nigerian

The jet-setting Nigerian serial entrepreneur made his first millions as a liquor entrepreneur while living in China. In 2004, at age 22, he founded Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic beverage company that made Solid XS, a premium brand of vodka. Solid XS went on to achieve over 50% market share in China and was distributed across over 30 cities in China, and pulled in $20 million in annual revenue. Delano subsequently sold the company to a rival liquor company for over $15 million and ploughed his funds into his next venture-The Delano Reid Group, a real estate investment holding company focused on mainland China. Today, Delano is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bakrie Delano Africa (BDA) - a $1 billion joint venture with the $15 billion (market cap) Bakrie Group of Indonesia. Bakrie Delano Africa serves as the investment partner of the Bakrie Group in Nigeria. The Indonesian conglomerate has provided over $900 million worth of funds to invest in Nigeria and Bakrie Delano Africa is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in mining, agriculture and oil & gas and executing them.

Justin Stanford, Suid Afrikaans

South African-born Stanford is a software entrepreneur and venture capitalist. After dropping out off high school, Stanford set out to launch an internet security company which flopped. When he came across ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software package, he negotiated with its manufacturers and cornered the exclusive, lucrative Southern African distribution for the product. Today, Stanford’s ESET Southern Africa operates the ESET brand in the region and sells ESET’s range of internet security products in about 20 sub-Saharan countries, leveraging on an extremely successful internet business platform and digital distribution model for online software sales and service. Today, Stanford’s ESET brand records over $10 million in annual turnover and controls 5% of the anti-virus market in Southern Africa. Stanford is also the founding partner of 4Di Capital, a Cape Town-based venture capital fund. Stanford is also a co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative, a non-profit movement that aims to turn the Cape into Africa's own Silicon Valley.

Magatte Wade, Senegalese

In 2004 Magatte Wade founded Adina World Beat Beverages, a San Francisco beverage company that manufactures coffee, tea and fruit juices using traditional beverage recipes across Africa and organic ingredients sourced from smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia. Within five years of launching, Adina raised over $30 million in venture capital from institutional investors and the products began being sold by Whole Foods and United Natural Foods. Magatte stepped down from her position as CEO to grow her second company, Tiossan, a manufacturer of luxury skin care products based on indigenous Senegalese recipes.

Mike Macharia, Kenyan

When he was 25, Macharia, a Kenyan national, founded Seven Seas Technology, now easily East Africa’s most reputable IT services firm. The $50 million (annual sales) company is a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa in the telecom, financial, Real Estate, service industry and government. Seven Seas is gearing up to get listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange next year.

Vinny Lingham, Suid Afrikaans

Lingham, a South African national, is the founder of Yola Inc, a San Francisco-based Web 2.0 outfit that provides free website building, publishing and hosting services to over 3 million active users across the globe. Yola has attracted over $30 million in venture capital financing from institutional investors such as Columbus Venture Capital, a subsidiary of South African billionaire Johann Rupert’s Richemont Group. Prior to Yola, Lingham founded Click2Customers, a hugely successful search engine marketing company with offices in London, Cape Town, and Los Angeles. Click2Customers rakes in about $100 million in annual revenues. Lingham is a co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative along with fellow South African entrepreneur Justin Stanford.

Kamal Budhabatti, Kenyan

Kamal is the founder and CEO of Craft Silicon, a $50 million (market value) Kenyan software company which provides software in core banking, microfinance, mobile, switch solutions and electronic payments for over 200 institutional clients in 40 countries spread across four continents.

Yolanda Cuba, Suid Afrikaans

Executive Director, South African Breweries

One of just two women to make it to this list. When Yolanda Cuba was 29 she was appointed CEO of Mvelaphanda Holdings, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed investment holding company. She was awarded stock options worth over $10 million which she exercised before stepping down as CEO last year. She subsequently took up a job as an Executive Director at South African Breweries. Cuba still serves on the boards of South African blue chips such as Steinhoff International Holdings and Absa Group.

Jason Njoku, Nigerian

The maverick Nigerian Internet entrepreneur is founder of Iroko TV, the world’s largest digital distributor of African movies. Iroko TV has been dubbed the ‘Netflix of Africa’. Earlier this year, Iroko TV raised $8 million in venture capital from Tiger Global Management, a New York-based private equity and hedge fund run by billionaire Chase Coleman. IrokoTV enjoys lucrative content distribution deals with Dailymotion, iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo. Njoku is unwilling to divulge figures, but analysts believe IrokoTV could be worth as much as $30 million. Njoku is the company’s largest individual shareholder.

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that Yolanda Cuba is not the only woman on the list, but one of two women. The other woman is Magatte Wade of Senegal.


A Short History of the Distillery District in Toronto

Today, the Distillery District is a historic escape that provides a unique experience for locals, close to a journey back in time. What makes the district distinctive is its Victorian architecture, right in the heart of Toronto. The village is also considered a Canadian National Historic Site. You are surrounded by the nostalgic atmosphere of Victorian Industrial Architecture and cobblestone walkways as you walk through the Distillery District. Specialty boutiques, rustic coffee shops, restaurants, and more are studded along the pathways. However, the village was not always the historic landmark it is today. Throughout the past almost 200 years, the Gooderham and Worts distillery has undergone rich transformational change, and has remained staunch to Toronto through all its stages of sprouting into a metropolitan centre.

1929 – Billboard location (1) 1966 – Gooderham & Worts

James Worts immigrated from England to Canada in 1831 and, with his brother-in-law William Gooderham, opened a mill for grinding grain. Two years later, during childbirth, Worts’ wife died, and he ended his life. Gooderham, however, persevered and stayed with the company, partnering with Worts’ eldest son. Gooderham added a distillery to the mill in 1837, due to the rise in harvesting grain from Upper Canada farms, and thus began to produce whiskey.

By the 1850s, in the midst of the bustling and developing nature of the city, the Gooderham and Worts distillery was flourishing and thriving. In addition to the former distillery and flour mills, the distillery included a wharf, storage facilities, an ice-cream shop, a barrel-making cooperative and a dairy.

Mill Street and Trinity. – [between 1977 and 1998] District, Distillery. – [between 1977 and 1998 Gooderham opened a new distillery on Mill Street in 1859, recognized as the most significant contribution to the manufacturing industry in Toronto. Sadly, a fire destroyed parts of the main building in 1969, forcing Gooderham to rebuild the building for his company to continue to survive.

In 1871, Gooderham and Worts became one of the largest exporters in spirit production, shipping millions of gallons of whiskey all across Canada as well as throughout North and South America. At one point it was the largest distillery in the world. After the death of Gooderham and Worts’ son, Gooderham’s son inherited the distillery. Between 1914 and 1920, WWI and Prohibition began to stall spirit production. In 1923, he was forced to sell the withering business to Harry C. Hatch, who partnered with Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., renaming the business Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts Ltd. In 1927 with a pivot towards Canadian Club whiskey production, operations shifted to Windsor, officially concluding the production of rye whiskey at Gooderham & Worts in 1957.

District, Distillery. – [between 1977 and 1998]

1990 – Excavation and construction in Distillery District

In the 1990s, The Distillery District was revitalized as it became known for something new, film. The intimate region became the number one film hub in Canada and the second outside of Hollywood, over 1700 movies being filmed there. Completing its refashioning, Cityscape Holdings bought the distillery in 2001. They began the project of restoring the district in order to turn it into a pedestrian only neighbourhood that would preserve its heritage, “entirely dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment.” Finally in May 2003 the district reopened and ever since has been one of Canada’s top tourist attractions.

District, Distillery. – [between 1977 and 1998] District, Distillery. – [between 1977 and 1998] Today it plays an integral role in the culture and energy of the city, hosting the annual Distillery District Christmas Market, a 10 day event with inspiration taken from the spirit of the traditional European Christmas Markets. The market truly characterizes a Toronto holiday season, infusing visitors with holiday spirit as they take in the festive music of carollers and choirs, twinkling lights strewn across the buildings, holiday-inspired food, and the grand 50 foot Christmas tree. Distillery District, featuring Gooderham and Worts sign


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