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JULY 2016 BScenePaper 11 LAUREN ARVA T he 2016 Kinsmen Ribfest, presented by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford, will occur from August 5th-7th at Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Rogers TV, Jewel92, AM 1380 CKPC, The Brantford Expositor, Bscene and the City of Brantford will help to sponsor the festival in addition to several other local businesses. Ribfest, an event with free admission, has hosted over 24 000 individuals since its debut in 2010, and o ers incredible food in addition to excellent entertainment with music being presented by OLG. “This year, I believe we have the best entertainment lineup we have ever had... local favourites Freedom Train, Squeeler, BarCode and Hairy Mulligan all perform throughout the course of the weekend, plus a handful of other Blues, Classic Rock and Country artists” said Je Harding, Entertainment Coordinator for the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest, “It’s going to be a great weekend with music for everyone.” The Kinsmen Club of Brantford commenced Ribfest preparations in 2009 and held its first event in 2010 in hopes of o ering the community an enjoyable family festival. Such hopes proved to be a success with 2016 being the 7th year anniversary for the festival. Despite its title, the Ribfest o ers a wide array of food options. “While most of our visitors are all about the ribs, there is a wide variety of additional foods items available” explained Harding, “Other options include BBQ chicken, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage, pizza, roasted corn on the cob, french fries, bloomin’ onions, donuts, ice cream, snow cones and more. Our Molson Beer Garden is conveniently located with a prime view of the stage.’” Hours of operation for the event are from 4pm-10pm on August 5th, 11am-10pm on August 6th, and 11am-7pm on August 7th. Entertainment begins at 5:30pm on Friday, and 12:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete schedule of entertainment and events, visit For universal inquiries about the Brantford Kinsmen Annual Rib Festival, contact the Festival oce by telephone at 519-754-0169, or email the oce at ribfest@ Visit their website at 2016 RELAY FOR LIFE LAUREN ARVA The event’s opening ceremony included a welcome speech from Dave Levac, inspirational stories from cancer fighters, and the initial victory lap of the Relay led by cancer survivors. Food and beverages were sponsored by Sherwood Restaurant & Catering, Boston Pizza, Nick’s No Frills in Paris, Harvey’s in Paris, Rusty’s No Frills, Culligan Water, MacMillan Ice, National Grocers, Sobey’s in Paris, McDonald’s and Poppa John’s Pizza. Other sponsors include Millards, The Expositor, Rogers TV, Union Gas, Kool Zone Rentals, Evans Fire Equipment, Je ’s At Work, Mulrain Guitars, Med-Ro-Vents, Drumbo Tent, Teacherspet Pet Retreat, Minuteman Press and Cohoon Engineering Ltd. “The Canadian Cancer Society invites the entire community to participate and help us raise money and awareness to support the essential services and programs that support all cancer types with local cancer patients,” Noseworthy stated, “Relay for Life is a really wonderful event.” For more information about Relay for Life, contact The Canadian Cancer Society’s Brant/ Norfolk community oce at 519-753-2566 O n Friday June 10th, Brantford hosted its 2016 Relay for Life Event at Lions Park. Numerous individuals attended the fundraiser in order to support cancer research through means of participating in the community-based event from 7:00pm-1:00am. Relay for Life is a fundraising event that involves participants walking around a track throughout an evening to symbolize their fight against cancer. The event is a widely recognized fundraiser that is directly aliated with the Canadian Cancer Society, and all of its proceeds are contributed to research and support services for those living and/ or impacted by cancer. Kevin Noseworthy, volunteer engagement coordinator of the Brant division of the Canadian Cancer Society, was very pleased with the event’s outcome. “Our Brant Relay for Life committee, along with the sta of the Brant/Norfolk oce of the Canadian Cancer Society, were very pleased with this year’s event. It is our 15th anniversary holding the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event in Brant.” Brantford’s Relay event o ered countless activities and diverse entertainment for its participants throughout the night. Brantford’s own Shaun Mulrain was behind the event’s soundboard, and a live performance by The Danny Thompson Band concluded the evening. Other entertainment included stilt walker Doug ‘The Great’, face painting by Katie ‘The Great’, magician Magic Tony, Eric Nease and members of Infinum Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Brantford who demonstrated martial arts, and Abbey Girard and members of her Studio A Performing Arts Studio who engaged in interactive dancing with relay participants. “From the moment people arrived to the time they left, I think they were entertained by a wide array of entertainers,” said Noseworthy, “This was a big year for our committee, and they lived up to their plans to promise our participants and survivors a great, fun-filled, memorable experience.”

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