Brampton - Rotary Rib 'n' Roll
Brampton's popular ribfest, runs three days on May 25, 26 and 27 at Gage
Park -Friday evening 5 to midnight; Saturday from 12 noon to midnight
and Sunday Noon until 8 p.m.
"We continue to build on our success year on year. Despite some iffy weather on Friday evening last year, the weekend was a great success and we look forward to even bigger crowds this year. It’s about ribs, rock n roll and the chance to raise money to help our community and kids with cancer.” says event Chair Brad Goodison.
On Saturday, teams of rollerbladers compete for the Rib n Roll Corporate Challenge Cup. It’s 45 minutes of skating around the track at Gage Park. Corporate teams are invited to raise pledges and compete and all proceeds from the roll portion of the event go to Tour for Kids. Visit www.ribnroll.com
for details on how to join the corporate challenge.
“Last year Royal Bank Canada (RBC) and RBC Dominion Securities combined to raise more than $30,000 for Tour for Kids. The commitment comes from every branch across the city is a great example of what people can do when they get engaged. We don’t expect every group to raise that kind of money, every dollar helps,” Goodison says.
The Family Day program on Saturday and Sunday includes lots of activities for kids with buskers, bouncy castles and face painters and a midway along Wellington street. There is a kids’ show both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
“Friday tends to be an adult night but the rest of the weekend is all is all about family."
The music is non- stop Friday through Sunday. This year’s lineup includes The Carpet Frogs, the Saturday night headliner. The rest of the lineup includes The Dave Murphy Band, Practically Petty, Uptown Express, New Hollywood, Fleetwood Nicks, Stacey Zegers, Hidden Agenda, The Marc Joseph Band, Rippkord, The Subterraneans, Elyse Saunders Band, and Skip Tracer.
for details and times.
“Admission is by voluntary contribution at the gate. Even a toonie would be great because it all goes to support Rotary work in our community.”
Rotary Rib 'n' Roll ribber lineup includes Jake's Boathouse, Louisiana Seafood Oyster Bar and Grill, Crabby Joes, Executive Chef and P&P Catering.
"Rotary believes in supporting local business, and we get terrific support from local business as well. Key sponsors include City of Brampton, RBC Royal Bank, RBC Dominion Securities, Investors Group, Amber Brewery, The Marketing PAD, The Brampton Guardian, Rogers TV, Lawrences, The Rose Theatre, Meri-Mac and Rotary Glen Wedding & Corporate Events,” says Goodison.
Rib 'n' Roll grew out of Rotary Blade-a-thon, a rollerblading event sponsored by The Rotary Club of Brampton that started 14 years ago. It is the rollerblading component from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. at Gage Park on Saturday that supports the activities of Tour for Kids, an organization that works with children who have cancer. Learn more about this organization at www.tourforkids.com
For more information visit www.ribnroll.com
The Rotary Club of Brampton is an organization of business and professional leaders, who are united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.The Rotary Club of Brampton operates Rutherford Bingo Hall, which generates $1 million annually for Brampton sporting, cultural and social services.