Ribfest postponed until 2021!

Halifax, Nova Scotia – April 9, 2020

6th Harbourside Ribfest postponing until 2021!

The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside is disappointed to announce that the return of Harbourside Ribfest to Alderney Landing, on the Halifax/Dartmouth Waterfront, will have to wait another year. The event, which was set to host five unique rib trucks, local vendors and entertainment has decided that the current health climate is not conducive to host tens of thousands of people on the waterfront. This event, which benefits the entire community as all profit is utilized by the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside to service many local and international charities, will be back for an even hungrier crowd in 2021.

The event has been extremely successful in raising almost $500,000 for various charities over the past five years, while satisfying an inherent demand for more successful events on the waterfront. We have hosted as many as 81,000 satisfied visitors over the weekend on the Halifax site, and are excited to bring a similar audience to the new, Dartmouth location!

“We are extremely disappointed that Ribfest is taking a one year break, and reach out to the community as we still need assistance to do great work”, says Ashley Butt, Chair of the Halifax Ribfest Committee. “We made the difficult decision understanding that the climate would not be conducive for such an event”.

The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside was established in 1989 and today is a vibrant Club of 60+ members, representing a broad range of backgrounds and professions.  The group is committed to charitable giving both locally and internationally; to personal and professional growth and development; and to having fun in everything we do.  The club is one of 35,000 worldwide. Some of the local projects the club works with include Hospice Halifax and St. George’s YouthNet. Further, we have done development projects in the Gambia, in addition to providing service and funds to several youth programs such as Interact Clubs and Youth Exchange.

For information on the club, https://www.rotaryhalifaxharbourside.ca/.




Glenn Bowie

Halifax Ribfest Committee

Cell: (902) 240-7620

Email: gbowie@newcastlehotels.com

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