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This is our 12th annual Oakville Family Ribfest and we are back with a normal Ribfest.

This year, Ribfest is hosted by three of Oakville’s service clubs:

Chartered in 1978, Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) is one of the more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs world-wide. It carries out projects locally and internationally to help realize Rotary’s humanitarian goals. The club meets Thursdays at noon at Mo’s Family Restaurant, 467 Speers Road, Oakville, ON. Rotary’s Motto is ‘Service Above Self’. Fundraising activities like Ribfest support our club’s many charitable activities, such as the Annual Strawberry Social (for elderly shut-ins and their caregivers), Kerr Street Ministries Food Bank, Oakville Fare Share Food Bank, Oakville high school student bursaries, Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton, and international projects such as Sleeping Children around the World, Haiti Containers for Hope Fund, Stephen Lewis Foundation for Aids, Polio Plus to eradicate polio in the world, and much more.

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The Lions motto is “We serve,” and the Lions Club of Oakville has been serving the local community non-stop since 1935. The Club has significant historical ties to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, TOWARF, Lions Pool, Lions Valley Park, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, and the Burloak Canoe Club. The current club is made up of 44 women and men that fundraise throughout the year and donate time and funds toward many charitable causes. This summer, the Lions Club of Oakville is delighted to partner with the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar and the Knights of Columbus Marian Council 3881 in co-hosting the 2023 Oakville Family Ribfest.

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The Knights of Columbus is a global fraternal service organization founded in 1882 by Blessed Michael J McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut. This Catholic priest founded the order to provide financial assistance and support to the families of its members as well as to the church and the community. Today the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world with over 2 million members providing charitable works in their community and worldwide. The organizations four guiding principles are Charity, first and foremost, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Members are encouraged to live their daily lives serving their family, church and communities in charitable works and promoting the common good. Knights of Columbus members are dedicated to serving others and living out their lives in a tangible way by making a positive impact on the world around them.

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Where do your donations go?

When you donate money Ribfest, you may wonder what happens to it. Well, you can be sure it will go to help those in need, as that’s where Rotary’s expertise lies. With Rotary, your change can create change.

The three Oakville service clubs, which organize Ribfest, have raised and given away millions of dollars for many initiatives. Any donations you make at Ribfest go to our various projects. And with our clubs, there are no administration fees, so 100% of the net proceeds are put to work.

For a list of local organizations we support, please click here


Ribfest truly apprciates

the support of our volunteers