CFN – The Cornwall Seaway Lions Club first annual Ribfest is proving to be a big hit with participants and exhibitors. The response received from people I encountered in the park as well as the large number of posts on the event Facebook page indicates overwhelming approval and appreciation.
Friday was day one of Cornwall’s newest festival. The event is taking place on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the city’s Lamoureux Park. Admission is free, including full access to a number of great concerts. On site are six chicken and rib contestants/vendors, a number of other food outlets, both commercial outfits and those operated by service clubs to benefit their respective charitable causes, a mini flea market, a large midway, free draws, 50/50 draws, a beer and wine tent, and some very interesting area artisans.
Over the course of the weekend the event is anticipated to atrract some 20,000 participants. More information, including a schedule of events can be found on the Ribfest webite at www.cornwallseawaylionsclubribfest.com .
Here is a short compilation video clip of the great midway.
I met some rather interesting people in the park who agreed to be interviewed. Mobile Gamerz is a fairly new enterprise in Cornwall. These two gents bring the party to you. Check out their mobile rig.
The Chainsaw Lady from Dunvegan demonatrated her skills and took time to chat on camera as well.
The travelling exhibition of the Portraits of Honour mural and replica is one undertaking of Kin Canada. Mural artist Dave Sopha and a representative of their corporate sponsor took a few moments to explain their latest efforts.
Speaking of showing support for our military men and women, Brian Goodfellow asked to give our readers an update on the effort of the Red Ribbon Forces as well as to applaud the efforts of those involved in organizing this ribfest.