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Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival 2018 It's ON! Join us August 17-19 in Cobourg's beautiful Victoria Park as we host the 12th Annual Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival.
Our entertainment this year is amazing. Saturday night we welcome Simply Queen performing all the iconic music of Queen, one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. And if that isn't enough for you, come back Sunday afternoon and enjoy Fleetwood Nicks & Perfectly Petty as they belt out your favourite tunes from Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty.
This year, Ribfest is going green. Partnering with Northumberland County, this will be our first zero-waste event. By recycling and sending all organic waste to SusGlobal in Belleville for processing and composting, we hope to divert 80-90% of the waste produced.
Oh yeah! There's food and lots of it. Our outstanding ribbers are back with their famous barbeque ribs, chicken, pulled pork, beef ribs and more. It's going to be a weekend to remember... be there!
What a weekend! The biggest summertime event in Cobourg was a hit, again. The Cobourg Waterfront Festival was held on the Canada Day long weekend along the beautiful Cobourg waterfront. 

The Cobourg Rotary Club hosted the Rotary Arts & Crafts Show and Sale and our friends at the Cobourg Lions Club presented their Marketplace and Bandshell Entertainment. On Canada Day, the Town of Cobourg had activities in Victoria Park and the annual Canada Day parade took place along King Street.
Check out all the weekend's activities and see what you missed at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival website.
On May 26th, President Roger Tessier presented Mark Cullen, campaign chair and co-founder, Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, and Michael de Pencier, co-founder of the campaign, with a donation of $10,000 during a tree planting at Chris Garrett Memorial Park.
The $10 million campaign will plant 2 million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes as a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to the 117,000 who sacrificed their lives for freedom. As part of the campaign, 50 trees were planted in the Chris Garrett Memorial Park in Cobourg.
Details of the local presentation and planting are available from the Northumberland News and you can find out more about the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign at their website.
Photo courtesy Northumberland News.
On July 14th, 2017, members of the Rotary Club of Cobourg attended the Northumberland Hills Hospital to officially recognize Cobourg Rotary Way along the south side of the hospital. The Club's recent commitment of $300,000 for cardiac monitors and telemetry is part of our ongoing investment in the community.

Emma and Julia MogusOn April 12th we were fortunate to have Julia and Emma Mogus at our meeting to tell us about their efforts to promote literacy through their Books With No Bounds project. You can read about the meeting details on our public site. Following is a letter we received from the sisters after our Literacy Committee contributed $1,500 to the effort.

Please read their letter and see what these amazing young women are doing with our donation to improve the lives of First Nations children.

In a recent letter to the editor – “Where’s the positive economic impact?” - a local resident asked, “while you’re at it, please let me know how much Cobourg reaps from the Ribfest”.  Cobourg Rotarian Bill Johnson penned the following response.

Events such as Ribfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cobourg help raise a lot of money. Money that has gone towards The Gordon King Centre; the Northumberland Hills Hospital; and most recently, the new Cobourg Community Centre to which Cobourg Rotary has recently pledged $300,000. These three Cobourg projects alone have seen Cobourg Rotary donate over one million dollars to these important town projects.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Vice President
Director - Community Service
Director - Vocational Service
Director - New Generations
Director - Club Service
Director - Membership
Assistant Secretary
Bryan Mercer - Tourism Coordinator
Aug 24, 2018
Cobourg Tourism
Eunice Kirkpatrick - CEO, Northumberland YMCA
Aug 31, 2018
Classification Talk
Jim Estill, Guelph
Sep 07, 2018
Personally funded the settlement of 50 Syrian families in Guelph
Community Appreciation Event
Sep 09, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Rotary Harbourfront Park - Cobourg (Albert Street)
Mary Lou Harrison - Governor, Rotary District 7070
Sep 14, 2018
What's up for Rotary this year
Michael McAllister - CPA, CGA
Sep 21, 2018
Classification Talk
General John de Chastelain
Sep 28, 2018
IRA negotiations and lessons for today
Venture 13
Oct 05, 2018
Offsite meeting at the Venture 13 Business Incubator Project
Bruce McCartney
Oct 12, 2018
Classification Talk
World Polio Day
Oct 19, 2018
Greg Keisling - Bullfrog Power
Nov 02, 2018
Climate change, carbon credits and alternative energy
Annual General Meeting
Nov 16, 2018
June Dobson - Detachment Commander, OPP
Nov 23, 2018
Being a woman in a man's world
Richard Brulotte
Nov 30, 2018
Classification Talk
Christmas Fellowship
Dec 14, 2018
No Meeting
Dec 28, 2018
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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