Mississauga Ribfest back for another tasty round this September

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Published September 10, 2021 at 4:57 pm

Buoyed by the success of their Drive-Thru Ribfest in June, Amacon and the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga and Mississauga West are bringing the barbecue taste back for another round Sept. 17-19 at Erin Mills Town Centre. 

Organizers say the June ribfest event raised more than $70,000 for The Mississauga Food Bank and other Rotary Club-sponsored charities.  

Event chair Dave Hope says given the success of the initial 2021 event, they figured they’d give it one more go this year.  

“The support from the community was overwhelming at a time when the need was so great,” said Hope. “The pandemic continues to linger and with the fear of new variants coming on the scene, The Mississauga Food Bank continues to be an important food source for many Mississauga residents suffering food insecurity. To this end, we have decided to again support this important initiative in our city. Proceeds will again support The Mississauga Food Bank as well as many other Rotary-sponsored charities.” 

Hope says “finger lickin’ ribs” from various ribbers will once again be the main event next weekend at the Erin Mills Town Centre Drive-Thru Ribfest, with roasted corn on the cob, lemonade and Tiny Tom’s donuts as delicious add-ons. 

The challenge, says Hope, is to surpass June’s event in terms of pounds of ribs consumed. 

New to the latest event is the appearance of a GO-VAXX bus, a mobile COVID-19 vaccination lab that will administer first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine to those wanting to get a shot. It will be on site Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Amacon and Rotary Clubs of Mississauga and Mississauga West Ribfest events have raised about $1.77 million for charity the past 15 years. 

 

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