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Sign up for fun — volunteer at Kamloops Ribfest

There is no doubt that without the nearly 300 volunteers every year, there would be no Daybreak Rotary Ribfest in Kamloops
Interested in joining the orange T-shirt volunteer brigade at the 2023 Daybreak Rotary Ribfest? Email to register.

This summer may be your first visit to the Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Ribfest, presented by Functional Electric and Locates Unlimited. It may be the 12th year you have attended the popular event in Riverside Park.

Whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran fan, you will notice almost immediately the brightly coloured T-shirts of the hundreds of volunteers who come out every single year to help make Ribfest a resounding success.

There is no doubt that without the nearly 300 volunteers every year, there would be no Ribfest in Kamloops.

Volunteers work in three-hour shifts in the area of their choice — including selling raffle tickets or corn, clearing tables, working the sustainability areas of the park and helping kids enjoy the Family Fun Zone.

And what do volunteers say about working at Ribfest? Well, if last year’s comments are anything to go by, they really enjoy being there:

• “We had so much fun”;

• “It was great helping out!

• “We laughed so much”;

• “We are looking forward to helping out again next year.”

So, why not come out and join in the fun?

After all, there are perks with volunteering at Ribfest. Each volunteer who works three shifts gets a ticket for a free corn on the cob at the end of their shift. And who can resist that buttery treat?

New to volunteers this year is a coupon from the Ribbers for $5 off for those who have worked two shifts. In addition, volunteers get an opportunity to enter the volunteer swag draw, which features more than $1,000 worth of donated items from Ribfest’s generous sponsors.

Ribfest is taking place at Riverside Park from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13 and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Interested? Contact Kamloops Daybreak Rotary by email at to register. If you belong to a non-profit group or organization, there are opportunities to raise money for your group just by volunteering. Groups receive $40 per three-hour shift to a maximum of $1,600. Email for all the details and to register.

Don’t forget that volunteers also get to take home a beautiful, bright, volunteer T-shirt to keep as a souvenir.

The 2023 event will feature six champion ribbers and other food vendors, the Family Fun Zone and plenty of entertainment. All the information is online at