Community and Rotary Clubs Provide More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Ribfest 2016
Sydney, N.S…..As Open Hearth Park returns to soccer play and open green spaces, the Rotary Clubs of CBRM have packed up all the trappings of Ribfest 2016 and are pleased to announce a second significant donation to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Thanks to the exceptional efforts by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM’s Sydney Ribfest 2016, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton will be the recipient of $70,000 donated by generous Cape Bretoners who “Gave a Little at the Gate” combined with the generous support of the four CBRM Rotary Clubs. Gate proceeds amounted to almost $47,000 and the balance of $23,000 has been contributed by the Rotary Clubs, in addition to planning, staging and running Ribfest. This amount exceeds the total of $55,000 raised in 2015 and once all financial obligations are met for this year, it is the intention of the Clubs to contribute additional monies to the Hospice Residence Project, if available.
Planning for Ribfest 2016 began 10 months ago and encompassed thousands of volunteer hours to bring the event to reality during those months and throughout the weekend of July 15th, 16th and 17th. “The move to our new location in Open Hearth Park meant many changes from last year. We had to establish a new site design and expand plans to fill all the space we had our disposal so that those attending would have lots of opportunities to enjoy themselves in addition to savoring the great food prepared by the Ribbers,” notes Sydney Ribfest 2016 Co-Chair Sara Salter-Burke. “ Such a move brings along additional expenses and new lessons to learn. Overall, it seems to have been an extremely positive experience for everyone.”
“We know that the Hospice Palliative Care Society is very grateful to both the community and CBRM Rotary Club members for this significant contribution to the establishment of the new Hospice Residence," adds Co-Chair, Kevin Armstrong. “Ribfest has become a successful signature local event for everyone, regardless of age, and Rotary is proud to be the driving force behind a three day event that captures the attention and participation of the community at large. We are especially indebted to our many sponsors who share our desire to create new and successful initiatives in the local area and like so many others, look forward to seeing the Society’s Hospice Residence plans come to fruition.”
This year Sydney Ribfest 2016 positioned itself with the theme of “more” – more food, more entertainment, more children’s activities, more parking and now can add “more money raised” for Hospice Palliative Care patients and families.
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Announces "Rotarian Of The Year"
Sydney Ribfest Launch announcement June 6th at Membertou
Announce $10,000.00 Donation
to Rotary Ribfest 2016
has "Prime Ribber" Sponsor!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul, Membertou First Nation
& Sara Slater-Burke President
of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club)
Membertou First Nation Join Hospice
Palliative Care Society Of Cape Breton
and Rotary Clubs in the C.B.R.M.
to Celebrate Another Ribfest
for July 15th; 16th & 17th
at Open Hearth Park, Sydney!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul; Sara Salter-Burke;
Dr. Anne Frances D"Intino,Hospice Palliative
Care Society; and John Malcolm, Ribfest
Mayor Cecil Clarke of C.B.R.M.
presented with Rotary Cutting
Board Award has Major
sponsor again of Sydney Ribfest!
(pictured Sara Salter-Burke and Mayor Cecil Clarke)
Sunrise Rotary Club Donation to Highland Arts Theatre
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Donation
Sydney Sunrise donates $10,000.00 to Loaves and Fishes
Sydney Sunrise Newest member Jack D'Orsay
Rotary's 111th Anniversary!!
Sydney Sunrise Welcomes our newest member Tyrone Levingston
MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION BAND COUNCIL RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR PRIME RIBBER SPONSORSHIP 2015 SYDNEY RIBFEST!
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Continues Support Of Loaves & Fishes
Hunger has been an issue since time immemorial. In 1981 a group of concerned citizens gathered in Sydney to discuss the problem. The result was the establishment of the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen. The non-profit restaurant was intended to be a temporary measure, but unfortunately the demand was so great that it is still in existence today.
Indeed, Marco Amati, Manager of the Inner City Churches Loaves and Fishes Society, recently acknowledged an increase this year in the number of people coming into the kitchen for a meal.
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Sydney Ribfest Sponsor kick off 2016..Boston Pizza and TD Bank
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Ready to kick off the 2016 edition of Sydney Ribfest July 15th; 16th & 17th at The Open Hearth Park in Sydney!
First sponsors to step up with support Boston Pizza-Sydney
Photo( Lto R) Club President Sara Burke; Gord and Cheryl Card owner/operator of Boston Pizza Sydney and Kevin Armstrong Co-chair.
Thanks to TD Bank for stepping up to support Cape Breton's Best New event "Sydney Ribfest" supporting Hospice Cape Breton!
Club President Sara Burke with TD Branch Manager Bill Vokey and Co-chair of Sydney Ribfest Kevin Armstrong!
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1st Silver Bullet BBQ
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3rd Bibb's Bar-B-Q
Peoples Choice Best Ribs
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Peoples Choice Best Chicken
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