The City of Port Moody will continue to support RibFest with an annual grant of $35,000 for the years 2020 through 2022. Over three days each summer, RibFest, organized by the Rotary Club of Port Moody, draws approximately 50,000 people to Rocky Point Park.

“I am proud to announce another three years of funding for RibFest, which was passed unanimously by Council.” says Mayor Rob Vagramov. “Events like RibFest bring folks from all over, strengthen our sense of community, and have a positive impact on our local economy. See you all there!"

The annual grant of $35,000 will be used to support the event in three key areas:

  • City staff support during the event for site maintenance and waste management, and for maintenance and repairs to the site following the event ($12,400);
  • police services during the event ($6,000); and
  • site support related to the rental and servicing of toilets, a grey water management system, and waste bins, as well as removal of waste from the site ($15,800).

The City previously supported RibFest with annual grants of $31,500 in 2015, $37,700 in 2016, and $35,000 for the years 2017 through 2019. 

Each year, the Rotary Club of Port Moody uses the proceeds from RibFest to give back to the community through donations to a variety of non-profit organizations and community groups, such as SHARE Family and Community Services, ACCESS Youth Outreach Services, and the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society.