Suzan Cooper Rochon was recognized by Festival & Events Ontario for her significant Contribution and many devoted hours she unselfishly gave to Ribfest. and Jim Comuzzi holding plaque signifying the Ribfest one of 2015 Top one Festival & Events.
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- May 6, 2016 --- Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce Thunder Bay's Ribfest as one of the 2016 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. Included in the Top 100 are the Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and domestic audience.
“Our government recognizes festivals and events as important economic drivers and we’re proud to support their efforts to create jobs, grow our economy and celebrate our diverse and vibrant cultural identity,” said the Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I am pleased to join with Festival and Events Ontario in celebrating this year’s Top 100 recipients and I congratulate them all for achieving this honour.”
Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2015 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions – from community festivals to internationally recognized events. The 2016 Top 100 Awards were given out on Friday, March 4 during FEO’s Annual Conference Dare 2B Different in Markham, ON
FEO would like to congratulate the 2016 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario:
TD Kitchener Blues Festival (Kitchener) Aug 4 - 7
Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival (Kingston) Aug 5 - 7
Jerk (Jerk Food Festival) (Toronto) Aug 6 - 7
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (Buckthorn) Aug 12 - 14
Carrot Fest (Bradford) Aug 19 - 20
Dundas Cactus Festival (Dundas) Aug 19 - 21
Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival (Tweed) Aug 19 - 21
Mississauga ITALFEST (Mississauga) Aug 20
Burlington’s Children’s Festival (Burlington) Aug 21
Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh) Aug 25 - 28
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival (Timmins) Aug 26 - 28