Posted on May 24, 2012
BC Shellfish Festival: Shellshocked – Win Tickets
Shellfish have been a key component to BC’s culinary scene for as long as I can remember and oysters in particular are vital to Vancouver Island’s seafood industry.
The annual BC Shellfish Festival is getting set to kick off on June 12th, and to celebrate, the organizers are holding a premiere screening of Shellshocked: Saving the Oceans to Save Ourselves as a fundraiser to benefit the Ocean Wise Program.
Wild oyster reefs keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems, but because of pollution and overfishing, wild oyster reefs are “the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth”. Today wild oyster reefs no longer play any role in the oceanic ecosystem.
Shellshocked follows scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists as they fight to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world – New York Harbour.
The organizers of the BC Shellfish Festival want to give away a pair of passes to one of my readers to attend the Vancouver Island premiere of Shellshocked on Tuesday, June 12th at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in the Comox Valley. The passes also include a wine and raw bar oyster reception prior to the screening with oysters courtesy of Hollie Wood Oysters and Courtenay’s VQA Wine Store. 2010 BC Shucking Champion Devon Shute of Avenue Bistro in Comox will be on hand to shuck oysters!
You have two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below and tell me which is your favourite seafood from the ocean off BC’s coast. [1 entry]
2. Post the following on Twitter: [1 entry]
I’ll draw one winner’s name at noon on Friday, June 1st.
For more information on the BC Shellfish Festival and the exciting events taking place between June 12th and 16th in the Comox Valley, please visit the BC Shellfish Festival’s official website. You can also follow the festival’s updates on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
Winner must be 19 years of age or older. Winner cannot have won a contest on Keira-Anne.com within the last six months. This prize is not transferable and is of no monetary value. Keira-Anne.com nor its affiliates or the contest prize sponsor bear any responsibility to the winners, the collection of the prize and/or the use of the prize.