At #KWRibfest we value our community. We know it might not be the reason you come, but giving back and being as socially responsible as we can is just the right thing to do.
We’ve implemented several programs over the history of the festival to support and give back to our community.
We collect for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region at the gate in lieu of admission. In 2020, $4,942.65 and 902 lbs of food was raised. (Total Meals = 15,533). Since 2008, we have raised $75,128.09 and 15,690 lbs of food. Way to go #KWAwesome! Pulling together to help our neighbours in Waterloo Region in a BIG way.
In 2016, #KWRibfest, implemented a Green Management program to better reduce our waste while increasing our waste diversion through recycling and composting. In 2017, we managed to divert over 50% of waste from landfill and in 2019, 74% of public waste was diverted. Help us to continue to reduce waste and Go Green.
This FREE BikeCheck area is operated by the City of Kitchener and allows you to leave your bike in a safe and secure area while you enjoy #KWRibfest.
Remember, it is illegal to drink and bike, so please bike responsibly.
#KWRibfest has been partnering with the UW Men's Rugby team since 2015 and in 2017 we welcomed the UW Women's team. Both teams provide much needed volunteer support, and in exchange, #KWRibfest provides a financial donation to support the teams travel budget. A win win.
Hydration Station. As part of #KWRibfest efforts to reduce waste, we are partnering with The Water Tap to provide safe, filtered drinking water at no charge to you. So, bring your reusable water bottle and fill it often to stay hydrated.