In the city: Eat ribs for great cause

downloadThis weekend is the last long weekend of the summer.  There cannot be a better way to end the season than with the biggest barbecue in Canada!  Each Labour day weekend, Spencer-Smith Park in Burlington hosts Canada’s Largest Ribfest.  This is a fundraising initiative of the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore, and draws about 150,000 people each year.  This free,  family friendly event, hosts award-winning ribbers from across North America to sell food and compete for the title of Best Ribs.  There will be musicians performing on two stages, and vendors to purchase unique products from.

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore is 65 members strong, and  believe that when you come together, you can create a bigger social impact.  Ribfest is the largest and most successful community event, and all proceeds go to charity.  To date over $3 million dollars have been donated to local and international charities.  A list of charitable organizations that have benefited from the proceeds can be found here.

book_cities_reducing_povThe Mohawk College Library has resources to help you learn more about community involvement.  The book Creating vibrant communities: How individuals & organizations from diverse sectors of society are coming together to reduce poverty in Canada tells the story of people all across Canada that are approaching poverty in a positive, creative, and energetic way.  You can find library resources by searching the library catalogue for keywords, subjects, titles, or authors.  Other library resources such as e-books and databases are available online, whenever and wherever you need them.  Learn more about off-campus access here.

If you do visit Spencer-Smith Park this weekend, be sure to tell us which ribber you think is the best!

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