On July 1st of this year, Canada as a nation turned 150 years old. Across the country, cities, towns and communities celebrated Canada Day in their own unique way. From town wide fairs, to a music and art shows, to simply neighbourhood parties.
In Waterdown, Ontario situated Northeast of Hamilton, the Oh Canada Ribfest was held at Memorial Park from June 30th to July 3rd. This Ribfest has been running strong for eight years and this year broke an attendance record of having more than 50,000 visitors cross the gate. From the six different rib grills, to all the local vendors, and to commemorate the 150th a classic carnival was set up.
I was honoured to be the photographer for the event all weekend long, and experience for me photographically, and also providing me with amazing shots. I do have to say thank you for having Caitilin MacMillan and Matthew Paul Barker for being my second shooters for the events.
The goal of the committee was for me to capture the essence of the event, to capture the family, the crowds, the foods and to tell the story of the event through photography! The whole album for the event can be viewed here Oh Canada Ribfest.