About the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore
We are 65 individuals who live or work in Burlington, Ontario and believe that when you come together, you can create a bigger SOCIAL IMPACT. We meet every Tuesday for lunch at The Burlington Art Gallery on Lakeshore and brainstorm ideas to bring together members of our community and fundraise for projects. We support hundreds of charities right here at home and also abroad.
Ribfest is our largest and most successful community event, of which all proceeds go to charity.
We offer a number of youth programs, click on the tabs below for more information. Or click here to learn more about and join Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore follows The 4-Way Test
1.Is it the Truth?
2.Is it Fair to all concerned?
3.Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
4.Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Why Are We Canada's Largest Ribfest?
There are a number of ways you can measure why we have the title of "Canada's Largest Ribfest."
You could measure by attendance numbers... we broke the attendance record in 2016 when more than 182,000 people attended the festival!
You could measure by the amount of ribs we sold...would you believe that more than 150,000 pounds of ribs were sold over the course of the four-day event? Well, it's true!
You could measure by the number of Rib Teams that participate...we annually welcome 19 "Ribber Teams" from across North America!
You could measure by the amount of money raised for the community...more than $3.1 million has been raised for local community organizations and charities over the last 21 years! Come on out and join in the fun and food at Canada's Largest Ribfest!
A Selection of Our Proceeds Being Distributed over the Years
Canada’s Largest Ribfest is a fundraising initiative of The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore. Over the years, the proceeds from Canada’s Largest Ribfest were donated to:
Burlington Counselling & Family Services
Canadian Diabetes Assoication Summer Camp
Canadian Mental Health Association Summer Camp
CCAC Child Abuse Emergency Fund
Cheshire Homes (Carey House)
Mobility Devices, Wheelchairs and Scooters for Private Handicapped Individuals
Protheses for Private Individuals in Need of Financial Support
Reach Out Centre for Kids
Terry Fox Run
Food for Life
Gift of Giving Back Community Food Drive
Halton Fresh Food Box
Next Door Plains Rd. Meal Program
North Burlington Drop in and Community Dinner
Open Door Food Bank St. Christopher's Church
Partnership West Food Bank
Salvation Army Food Bank
The Compassion Society
Burlington Humane Society
Canadian Legion Branch 60
Community Living Burlington
Crime Stoppers of Halton
Halton Regional Police Smart Risk Safety Program
Lighthouse Centre for Grieving Children
Out of the Cold
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program
The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter (Oakville)
North BurLINKton Community Group