Press Release

Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Ribfest

Going Forward in 2022!

Aug 5 th , 6 th , & 7 th | Riverside Park

The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak is proud to officially announce that the Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Ribfest 2022 will be going forward this summer in Riverside Park.

“Kamloops has been eager for this event to come back in-person, and we are confident we can bring it safely back to Kamloops this summer”, said Danica Wilkinson, Chairperson of the 11th annual event.

To date, Ribfest has raised over $650,000 for local charities and organizations in the Kamloops community. The economic impact of the 2019 event was estimated to be over $1.7 million dollars. Wilkinson credits these successes to the Kamloops community. “The partnerships and sponsor support we have received over the years is astonishing. We extend our deepest thanks to everyone, and especially those who have been with us since day one.”

In an effort to provide funding to those organizations who depend on our contributions, Daybreak Rotary is asking the community to help support Ribfest through sponsorship and raffle sales.

Long time Rotarian and spokesperson Bryce Herman says, “This summer we should all be looking forward to an outdoor, safe event that gives back to our community. The organizations our Rotary club funds have been hit hard over the past two years, so let’s come together and support our
community.”

The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak is a volunteer-based community organization, supporting and raising funds for many non-profit and charitable organizations throughout the region. All proceeds of Rotary events, including Ribfest, are returned to the community through grants and donations.

“It’s exciting to imagine Riverside park hosting this event again; six Ribbers, countless food vendors, live music all weekend, and families enjoying the free Family Fun Zone,” Danica adds.

Look for the event August 5th through 7 th at Riverside Park. All details can be found at KamloopsRibfest.com

The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak is disappointed to officially announce the cancellation of Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Ribfest 2021. Daybreak Rotary takes public safety and health very seriously and given the uncertainty going into the summer there is no other option than to cancel this very popular event.

“Kamloops Ribfest has become a signature event in Kamloops, and while thousands of visitors were looking forward to the event this year, we know that it is not feasible with the current situation projected to extend through the summer”, said Danica Wilkinson, Chairperson of the annual event.

To date, Ribfest has raised over $650,000 for local charities and organizations in the Kamloops community. Furthermore, the economic impact of the 2019 event was estimated to be over $1.7 million dollars. Wilkinson credits these successes to the Kamloops community. “The partnerships and sponsor support we have received over the years is astonishing. We extend our deepest thanks to everyone, and especially those who have been with us since day one.”

In an effort to provide funding to those organizations who depend on our contributions, Daybreak Rotary will still be holding the Ribfest Raffle. The raffle will have an online portion, with ticket sales starting in July.

In announcing the raffle, director of public relations, Bryce Herman, says “we’ll keep you up to date as we move forward to help support the community through this Raffle. Our goal is to raise over $30,000.” Last year we sold out before the end of the event and this year we expect strong sales again as we have even more wonderful prizes.

The Rotary Club of Daybreak Rotary is a volunteer-based community organization, supporting and raising funds for many non-profit and charitable organizations throughout the region. All proceeds of Rotary events, including Ribfest, are returned to the community through grants and donations.

“It’s sad to imagine Riverside park with no Interior Savings Ribber area or Save-On Foods Family Fun Zone, but right now we need to do what is best for our community’s health,” Danica adds.

“Thank you to all of our devoted Rotary members; our hard working and dedicated volunteers and musicians; the City of Kamloops, the ‘Ribbers’, local Brewers and Food Vendors; and of course, our fabulous sponsors without whom this event would not be possible. We wish everyone good health summer. Stay home, wash your hands and stay safe!”

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