World record oyster shucker and renowned chefs at Saturday’s Shellfish and Seafood Festival Day

Comox by the Sea Celebration full of food, ocean exploration and family fun

  • Jun. 17, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Shucker Paddy, Guinness Book of World Record holder for oyster shucking, Ned Bell, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, coupled by seafood producers, aquariums and interactive kids activities will descend upon the Filberg Lodge and Park in Comox this Saturday, 12- 5 pm for the Comox by the Sea Celebration; an event focused on education and celebration around the regions seafood industry during the 9th annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival.

In addition to oyster shucking how to demonstrations, Shucker Paddy will emcee the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championships with some of the best shuckers in BC for a grand prize trip to compete in the PEI Shellfish Festival.

On the Chef Demo Stage, Chef Ned Bell, will show how easy it can be to prepare his Clams & Cauliflower Salad, James Walt, from Araxi, Whistler will showcase his Cured Salmon, and Aaron Rail, White Whale Restaurant, and Ryan Mitchell, Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino will also be preparing their favourite seafood dishes.

Numerous seafood producers and restaurants will be on hand presenting seafood tastes and dishes including the North Island Chefs Association, Salish Sea Foods, The Breakwater Restaurant, Union Street Grill and Grotto, Macs Oysters, Fanny Bay Oysters, Tria Fine Catering, Tee Box, Billy D’s Pub, BC Salmon Farmers Association and Beez Kneez Catering.

Kids activities include a Fish matching games from the Vancouver Aquarium, touch tank with ocean creatures presented by Vancouver Island University, remote control submarine and ocean touch tank presented by North Island College, hands on science experiments with Genome BC and Ocean Fun Activities presented by the Boys and Girls Club.

All this plus a Oceanside Beer and Wine Tent, musical entertainment by the Fabulous Mutts with Juno Award winner, Sue Medley; the event promises to be a unique culmination of good food, entertainment and interactive learning. Tickets $15, kids 10 and under are free, food station tickets will be sold on site. Advance tickets online at bcshellfishfestival.com or 1-855-400-2882, limited tickets at the gate

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley Chamber looks back on recent achievements

Chamber of Commerce Week Feb. 18-22

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Deported Courtenay man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Steelhead LNG stops work on Kwispaa LNG project near Bamfield

Huu-ay-aht First Nations ‘deeply disappointed; Steelhead says funding is the problem

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read