Rotary International President Mark Maloney, a native of Decatur Alabama, was right at home at RibFest Langley, sampling sauces and delicious ribs as he helped select the winning team of champion ribbers. This year, Prairie Smoke & Spice walked away with the Grand Prize Trophy.  While the final tallies were being calculated, President Mark addressed the crowd at RibFest, providing information about the contribution Rotary’s 1.2 million members make around the world, providing humanitarian service and advancing goodwill and peace.
The painting blocks a big hit at the KidZone
A major fundraiser for the four Rotary clubs of Langley, preliminary estimates suggest that over $100,000 was raised – all of which will be returned to the community through the many
Rotary sponsored programs.  RibFest Langley chair Jeff Morfitt said it took over 300 community volunteers to make this event happen and he looks forward to spearheading next year’s 3rd annual RibFest Langley.
RibFest Langley is presented by the Credit Unions of Langley. (Aldergrove Credit Union, Envision Financial, Prospera Credit Union and G&F Financial)  The admission-free weekend includes family entertainment, live music, an extensive KidZone with many activities and games for all ages, local craft beer, award winning BBQ ribs and chicken plus an array of vendors offering roasted corn, baked potatoes pop, Krause Berry pies and much more.
After lending his BBQ judging expertise to the fun, President Mark met with the presidents of Langley’s four Rotary clubs and congratulated them for the creation of such a great community-building event. He also was pleased to meet the president of the newly formed Rotaract Club, a group of community-minded young people aged 18 – 30 who are, in his words, “the future of Rotary.”
Crowds dig into award-winning ribs under shade tents to keep the sun off.  Come join us next year.