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

 

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