DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Rotary Club of Port Perry presented their plan for the third annual Port Perry Waterfront Ribfest to Scugog council on Monday, April 9th.
At the meeting, Arch Evans and Daren Jones, from the Rotary Club, spoke to council about what they have planned for the third annual event.
This year, the event will be held on Friday, July 27th, through to Sunday, July 29th. On the Friday and Saturday, the event will begin at noon and will be open until 11 p.m. and then on the Sunday it will run from noon until 9 p.m. The event will once again be held in Palmer Park.
“We are expecting over 25,000 people,” Mr. Evans said.
Entrance into the event is free, but donations will be collected in the park. This year’s Ribfest will once again be raising funds for the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham.
However, Mr. Evans did note one change to this year’s event.
“This year, rather than the midway, we are going to have, for the kids, some inflatable games,” Mr. Evans told councillors.
Mr. Jones said he has heard people call the Rotary Club’s annual ribfest “one of the cleanest ribfests around.”
Mr. Jones added the falcons will return to keep the seagulls away.
Once again, there will also be multiple live music acts performing at the ribfest. Mr. Evans said the “music is for all generations,”
adding this event is “a significant undertaking for the rotary club,” and the event would be impossible to run without the volunteers. Mr. Evans also noted the event helps with “the tourism and the economy in the town [of Port Perry].”
Ward 5 Councillor Jennifer Back complimented the annual ribfest, calling it “one of the best run events.”
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