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Burlington’s RIB & Lobster Fest Celebrates 45 Years

The Rotary Clubs of Burlington and Burlington North will once again host their annual RIB and Lobster Fest Saturday, May 28th. If you’ve never attended, it’s truly a spectacular evening of delicious food, lively entertainment, plus many great live and silent auction items.

Held annually at the Central Arena in Burlington, festivities begin at 5:30PM with a pre-dinner wine tasting from Pelee Island Winery and a pre-dinner beer tasting from Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

For eats, there’s lot to offer beyond East Coast Lobster and Camp 31 RIBS. Guests can count on BBQ chicken, baked beans, salads and desserts. Each ticket entitles you to 4 main course servings of your choice. The cash bar will be well-stocked including non-alcoholic beverages.

And not just eatin’ – there’s some serious dancing to the R&B, rock & roll and disco tunes of One Foot In The Groove.

Arrive decked-out in costume or decorate your table and you could win one of several prizes.

Tickets can be purchased individually or as a group online. Purchase your ticket today, as prices increase starting May 1st.

This is the 45th year of this wonderful event, where 800 of Burlington’s finest get together to raise funds for the Rotary’s commitment for a better world both locally and internationally.

More about The Rotary…

I’m a Rotarian, and a proud member of the Rotary Club of Burlington North.        I joined as part of my commitment to building a better community.

Rotarians stand by the motto: Service Above Self – serving the community, the workplace and the world. Last year for example, I was part of a Rotary volunteer trip to El Salvador. 

I work at the club level which is overseen by the Rotary International. The Rotary Foundation turns the generous donations raised at club level into grants that fund the work of members and partners world-wide. Currently there are 1.2 million Rotarians world-wide.

The Rotary clubs started over 100 years ago. It was founded in Chicago when a local attorney, Paul P. Harris, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905 as a place where professionals from different backgrounds “exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships”. The name Rotary stems from the fact that early meetings rotated in location.

Rotary Club of Burlington North has many great community events through-out the year. Our main focus is on 3 main events, starting with the RIB & Lobster Fest –

  • The Python’s Pit encourages Halton Region residents and students to pitch their business concepts and product ideas to a panel of community business moguls. The goal is to foster innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit. There are two categories (high schools and open) with different prize levels. This year’s final award ceremony is May 25th.
  • The Amazing Bed Race – (pj’s not needed) in support of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Burlington North. Each team member must individually raise $300 – and then race their bed across a downtown 100 metre course. All great fun, all in the name of community spirit. Look for the next event in September 2016.

Club meetings are held Fridays at 7AM at the Springer House in Burlington serving breakfast and featuring a speaker.

Support your community, meet your friends and neighbours at the 45th annual RIB & Lobster Fest.

Buy your tickets today, and start planning your costume!

See ya there!

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