Shellfish Festival


    10th Annual Shellfish Festival





    May 26, 27, & 28 2017



    The 10th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival was held along the shores of Lund Harbour, BC, Canada.  People enjoyed fresh-cooked seafood, listen to local musicians, took tours, watched free cooking demonstrations, bought live shellfish, shopped at the craft booths, and sampled special menu items at the restaurants - there are activities for everyone and admission is always free!

     

    The Lund Shellfish Festival is a “green event” with recycling bins placed at strategic locations. This event produces no garbage.

     

    Limited parking is available so take the bus (see schedule at bottom of page) from Powell River for only $2.00 per person.  Or enjoy the weekend at one of Lund’s accommodation providers.


    Friday May 26, 2017

    Chowder Challenge
    Lund Community Hall
    Silent Auction (free admission)
    5pm - 8pm

    Many thanks to the following businesses and individuals who contributed so generously in support of the 2017 Chowder Challenge's Silent Auction for the benefit of the Northside Fire Department Association:

    Great Balls Of Wool * Lund Hotel * Wilde Road Sand & Gravel * EcoTerra Developers * Marine Traders *  Paperworks * Sublime Fashions * SunLund By-The-Sea * EcoTerra Septic * Tourism Powell River * Putters Mini Golf * Wilde Road Sand & Gravel Barber Shop * Rona * Valley Building Supply * Armitage Mens Wear * Sweet Shoppe * Powell River Outdoors * Wind Spirit Gallery * River City Coffee * Patricia Theatre

     

    This event was made possible by the following generous donors:  * Paradise Island Cheese * Save-On Foods * Quality Foods *

      

    Music performed by Roger Langmaed


    The Challenge

    6pm - 9pm


    Congratulations to Jay's Place for becoming the 2017 Chowder Challenge Champions and the Laughing Oyster Restaurant & Lund Hotel as Runners up.  Honourable mentions to Basecamp, Boardwalk Restaurant, Fruits & Juice Bar, House of Walls Culinary Magic, Royal Zayka Restaurant, Shingle Mill Bistro, and Sli City Grill.


    Many thanks to the volunteer firefighters and many other volunteers who helped make this such a great event.



    Saturday May 27
    Time
    Details
    10am - 3pm
    Desolation Sound Lunch Cruise $145.00/personView the magnificent scenery and wildlife of our protected coastal waters aboard this comfortable 37ft yacht operated by Beyond The Road Adventures.  A delicious on-board lunch is included.  To reserve, call 604-483-8128 or visit www.BeyondTheRoad.com
    10am - 5pm
    Kid Zone A booth for kids!  Enjoy the Kid Zone with your child for face painting, a sand table, games, and entertainment.
    10am - 5pm
    Artisan & Craft Booths Located along the harbour-front, local artists and talented crafters will display their handiwork for sale.
    11am - 11:45am
    Waterfront Stage Greetings and announcements by MC, followed by the Otaqken Canoe Family with traditional native drumming and singing.
    12noon - 4pm
    Food Booths $5.00 per serving. Local vendors are dishing up fresh-cooked seafood delights.  Enjo9y barbecued oysters, clam chowder, mussels, paella, tacos, and more.
    12noon - 12:45pm
    Waterfront Stage Phill Williams and Ryan Schmeister performing Canadian traditional (Stan Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot) and original tunes.
    All day
    Restaurant Specials Try a special seafood meal or snack at one of the restaurants in Lund.
    12noon - 4pm
    Live Shellfish Sales Local Active Malaspina Mariculture Association members will be selling their fresh shellfish right off the truck.  Great prices!
    12noon - 12:30pm
    Cooking DemonstrationFree. The Lund Hotel's Kurt Pyrch will share his special Salmon Ceviche recipe (and samples) with you.
    1pm - 2pm
    Waterfront StageDevon Henley and friends will perform original tunes, heart, sole, and folk.
    1pm - 3pm
    Shellfish Appie Cruise$60.00/ personRelax on this 2-hour cruise of the beautiful Copeland Islands Marine Park (known locally as "The Raggeds") with Pristine Charters and savour tasty scallops and prawns served with a fresh garden salad.  Reservations required.  Call 604-483-1131 or visit www.PristineCharters.com.
    2pm - 2:30pm
    Cooking DemonstrationFree. John Walls, of House of Walls Culinary Magic, will reveal one of his secret recipes.
    2pm - 4pm
    Harbour Kayak TourBy donation (suggest $35/adult, $25/youth or child)Footprint Nature Explorations will take you on a guided paddle around the sheltered waters of Lund Harbour.  Includes kayak, paddling gear, and a quick lesson.  Beginners welcome!  Reservations required.  Call 604-414-6884 or visit www.FootprintBC.ca.
    2:15pm - 3:15pm
    Waterfront StageLukah Bouchard will perform originals, acoustic indie folk.
    3pm - 5pm
    Marine Park Zodiac Tour$59.00/person The tour is a sample of the tours offered by Terracentric Coastal Adventures.  See the delightful Copeland Islands Marine Park then peek into stunning Desolation Sound while your guide shares some of the unique history of the area.  Reservations required.  Call 604-483-7900 or 1-888-552-5558, or visit www.TerracentricAdventures.com.
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Waterfront StageLotus and the Wildflower - Carina Rempel and Juhli Jobi, with guest Chris Weekes - will perform indie folk originals and cover tunes.
    4pm - 4:30pm
    Oyster Shucking DemoFree at the Cooking Demos booth.  Watch the techniques of a professional oyster shucker and learn a few tips.  Stick around for freshly shucked oysters on the half-shell.
    4:40pm - 5pm
    Waterfront StageThe award-winning Clansman Pipes and Drums of Powell River will march to the stage playing traditional bagpipe tunes.
    6pm - 11pm
    Oyster Shucking Contest, Seafood Buffet$35.00/personHosted by the Laughing Oyster Restaurant, watch local oyster farmers challenge each other in an Oyster Shucking Contest then enjoy their freshly-shucked oysters on the half-shell.  Feast on the world-famous local seafood buffet which features crostinis, seafood, barbecued pork, and other delights.  Then dance your socks off to the Sam Hurrie and Friends live band.  Reservations highly recommended.  Call the Laughing Oyster Restaurant at 604-483-9775 or visit www.LaughingOyster.ca
    7pm - 11:30pm
    Improve Theatre & MusicA local theatre company will entertain you with improvisational skits, then the Wildwood Social Club will play dance music.
     Sunday May 28
    Time
    Details
    8am - 10 am

    Pancake Breakfast

    $5.00 per plate hosted at the Boardwalk Restaurant.  The Northside Fire Department will once again serve up lots of fresh pancakes with sausages, bacon, coffee, juice and fruit.  All proceeds go to the fire department.


    10am - 3pm

    Desolation Sound Lunch Cruise

    $145.00/person.  View the magnificent scenery and wildlife of our protected coastal waters aboard this comfortable 37ft yacht operated by Beyond The Road Adventures.  A delicious on-board lunch is included.  To reserve, call 604-483-8128
    10am - 5pm
    Kid ZoneA booth for kids!  Enjoy the Kid Zone with your child for face painting, a sand table, games, and entertainment.
    10am - 5pm
    Artisan & Craft BoothsLocated along the harbour-front, local artists and talented crafters will display their handiwork for sale.
    11am - 11:15am
    Waterfront StageGreetings and announcements by the MC.
    11:15am - 11:45am
    Waterfront StageOne Voices Choir - singing choir and audience favourites.
    12pm - 4pm

    Food Booths

     $5.00 per serving.  Local vendors are dishing up fresh-cooked seafood delights.  Enjoy oyster sausages, seafood crepes, raw oysters on the shell, seafood noodles, spinach-cheese wraps, and more.
    All Day
    Restaurant SpecialsTry a special seafood meal or snack at one of the restaurants in Lund.
     12pm - 4pmLive Shellfish SalesLocal Active Malaspina Mariculture Association members will be selling their fresh shellfish right off the truck.  Great prices!
     12pm - 12:30pm Cooking DemonstrationFree. Kurt Pyrch from the Lund Hotel will shared their curried mussels recipe.
     12pm - 12:45pmWaterfront StageAl Stepaniuk - acoustic rock, blues and folk.
     1pm - 3pm Shellfish Appy Cruise$60.00 per person.  Relax on this 2-hour cruise of the beautiful Copeland Islands Marine Park (known locally as the "Raggeds") with Pristine Charters and savour tasty scallops and prawns served with a fresh garden salad.  Reservations required. Call 604-483-1131
    1pm - 1:45pm
    Waterfront StageRoger Langmaid - eclectic songs with a message, mostly originals played with finger-picking style.Roger Langmaid - eclectic songs with a message, mostly originals played with finger-picking style.
    2pm - 4pm
    Harbour Kayak TourBy donation (suggest $35/adult, $25/youth or child)
    Footprint Nature Explorations will take you on a guided paddle around the sheltered waters of Lund Harbour. Includes kayak and paddling gear.  Beginners welcome! Reservations required.  Call 604-414-6884
    2pm - 2:30pm
    Cooking DemonstrationFree.  David Bowes of the oh-so-popular Laughing Oyster Restaurant will show you his technique for steam shucked oysters.
    2pm - 2:45pm
    Waterfront Stage Shack à Jam - France Gendron, Marc Dupuis, and compagnie - folk music of the world.
    3:30pm - 5pm
    Marine Park Zodiac Tour$59.00 per person
    The tour is a sample of the tours offered by Terracentric Coastal Adventures.  See the delightful Copeland Islands Marine Park then peek into stunning Desolation Sound while your guide shares some of the unique history of the area.  Reservations required.  Call 604-483-7900 or 1-888-552-5558
    3pm - 3:45pm

    Waterfront Stage

    Lukah Bouchard - originals, acoustic indie folk.

    4pm - 4:30pm

    Cooking Demonstration

    Free.  Roy Blackwell of the Boardwalk Restaurant will tantalize you with "Clussels", a combination of clams & mussels.

    4pm - 5pm

    Waterfront StageLittle Pharmer - folk punk farm rock jazz rap - pharm phresh, yo.



    Shellfish Festival 2017 Bus Schedule

     

    Provided by BC Transit, the fare is $2.00 per person each way.  See schedule below.

     

     

     

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    TC Mall 10:05am

    Willingdon Beach 10:10am

    Townsite 10:15am

    Wildwood 10:25am

    Sliammon 10:35am

    Lund 11:00am

     

     

    Lund 11:10am

    Sliammon 11:25am

    Wildwood 11:30am

    Townsite 11:40am

    Willingdon Beach 11:50am

    TC Mall 12noon

     

     

    TC Mall 12:10pm

    Willingdon Beach 12:15pm

    Townsite 12:20pm

    Wildwood 12:30pm

    Sliammon 12:40pm

    Lund 1:05pm

     

     

    Lund 1:15pm

    Sliammon 1:30pm

    Wildwood 1:35pm

    Townsite 1:45pm

    Willingdon Beach 1:55pm

    TC Mall 2:05pm

     

     

    TC Mall 2:15pm

    Willingdon Beach 2:20pm

    Townsite 2:25pm

    Wildwood 2:35pm

    Sliammon 2:45pm

    Lund 3:10pm

     

     

    Lund

    3:20pm

    Sliammon 3:35pm

    Wildwood 3:40pm

    Townsite 3:50pm

    Willingdon Beach

    4:00pm

    TC Mall 4:10pm

     

     

    TC Mall 4:20pm

    Willingdon Beach 4:25pm

    Townsite 4:35pm

    Wildwood 4:45pm

    Sliammon 5:50pm

    Lund 5:10pm

     

     

    Lund 5:15pm

    Sliammon 5:30pm

    Wildwood 5:35pm

    Townsite 5:54pm

    Willingdon Beach 5:55pm

    TC Mall 6:10pm