Rhythm 'n Ribs is almost here

Rhythm 'n Ribs is back at the Yorkton Exhibition Grounds July 26 to 28. Hours are Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 11.30 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 11.30 am to 8 pm.

The weekend features continuous entertainment on stage, bringing a mix of country rock and classic rock to the festival. The music is provided by local groups and musicians, as well as headliners on Friday and Saturday night and early Sunday evening. 

Champion BBQ outfits from across Canada serve up a variety of southern-style barbeque, including favourites like ribs, brisket and chicken, accompanied by corn bread, coleslaw, baked beans and more. Other concessions will also be on the grounds.

Add to that the amateur BBQ competition with a new category this year, and the beer gardens, and you have a weekend of summer fun, food and entertainment. Admission is free!

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For complete details about Rhythm 'n Ribs, including the entertainment lineup and the amateur BBQ entry forms, click the button below.

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Charity Road Race and Community Walk set for August

The annual Charity Road Race and Community walk consists of six events to be held Sunday, August 18 starting and ending at the Yorkton Regional High School.:

  • Half-Marathon (21 km)
  • 10 km Run
  • 5 km Run
  • 2 km Junior Run
  • 10 km Relay
  • Family/Community Walk (5 km)

The Half-Marathon starts at 7.30 am, and the other events start at 8.30 am. Medals, awards, prizes and door prizes will be presented at the brunch, open to all participants, which follows.

Recent news


Donations provide better healthcare equipment

“No one wants to see children sick, but when they are we want them to good healthcare close to home. The Health Foundation recently purchased ear nose and throat equipment for patients requiring tonsils removed, tubes in ears, and septoplasty. As well, The Health Foundation purchased a new anesthetic machine which you can see in use,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director. 

Thank you to the family for sharing pictures from their little boy’s recent surgery. Here he is surrounded by the medical team that provided his surgery. 

"We want patients and doctors to have the best equipment available to them, and the donations people make help us to do that." 

Charity Golf Classic raises $85,978

The 20th Anniversary Charity Golf Classic held June 6 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton and was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising money to buy medical equipment for six healthcare facilities in the region.

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Your support is necessary, and greatly appreciated

The Health Foundation greatly appreciates the support of individuals, businesses and organizations who make it possible for us to purchase critical equipment to improve healthcare throughout east-central Saskatchewan. Please consider making a donation today.

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Our events

Airwaves for Health


The 13th annual GX94 and FOX FM Airwaves for Health Radiothon will be held April 29 and 30. Harvard Broadcasting covers all of the costs of the radiothon, so 100% of donations go toward buying medical equipment.

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Charity Golf Classic


The annual Charity Golf Classic is held at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton in June. Golfers and sponsors raise money to buy medical equipment for facilities in the region. 

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Rhythm 'n Ribs


The third barbeque and music festival is held in late July at the Exhibition Grounds in Yorkton. It is a free and family-friendly event with something for everyone.

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Road Race and Walk


Whether you want to run 2k, 5k, 10k or 21k and compete against others, or walk 5k at your own pace, the Charity Road Race and Community Walk lets you compete and contribute in August.

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The Gala


The annual late-October gala, with a unique theme that changes every year, provides a social evening with dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.

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Farming for Health


Each spring local agri-businesses and people seed the crop, and harvest it in fall. The result is that Farming for Health has raised more than $1 million in its first five years. And still going strong. 

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Improving healthcare in our region

The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan. 

Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region. 

The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.

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