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Featured Charity

The United Way will once again share in the proceeds collected at the gate during Rotary Ribfest 2024 with the three Rotary Clubs of CBRM.   The United Way and Rotary club organizations support a wide range of charitable organizations in the area, and this will ensure that even more people in the community will benefit from funds raised.

United Way Cape Breton exists to improve lives and build community on the island of Cape Breton, by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. We envision a thriving Cape Breton where everyone can realize their potential and maximize their quality of life.

We invest in local programs that move people from poverty to possibility, enable kids to be all that they can be, and create stronger communities.

For more information on all of the programs UWCB supports, please visit:

Featured Charity


Previous Featured Charities

Caleb’s Courage and Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care Fund

The Rotary Clubs of the CBRM were pleased to partner with Caleb’s Courage and the Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care Fund as Rotary Ribfest’s Featured Charities in 2018, 2019 and 2022. Over a three year period $163,858 was raised from donations given at the gate all in support of strengthening healthcare in Cape Breton.

Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County

Rotary Ribfest’s Featured Charity in 2015, 2016 and 2017 was the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. During this time, Cape Bretoners donated generously to the “Give a Little at the Gate” program raising $209,588 in support of Hospice Cape Breton.