Ribfest attendees brave the smoke for smoked meat

By Jill Sperling
August 14, 2017 - 4:37pm Updated: August 14, 2017 - 5:31pm

KAMLOOPS — A spokesman for the sixth annual Ribfest is calling the event a success. 

The smoke cleared just in time for the three day festival.

While there were some concerns that wildfire smoke would keep people away, Spokesman Bryce Herman believe this year's Ribfest will have raised nearly $100,000. 

"We won't know the exact numbers and dollars earned until we get closer to the early part of September," Herman said. "It does take a period of time to do all the invoicing, and get those payments made. But, the reality is that what we budgeted for and our expectations were certainly very similar to last year, and with the preliminary results as to the way everything looks, how everything went, our cost factors, I think we're going to be very close."

The money raised through ribfest is earmarked for youth and senior programs in Kamloops.

Herman says specific prorams have not yet been chosen, and the application process for funding is still open.

"We have an application process on our website, so certainly people can go and make application for them, and fit within those wheelhouse of parameters around seniors and youth."

Kamloops RCMP probe origin of smoke grenade found in Lower Sahali