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Fanny Bay Oysters Holds ‘BC Seafood Festival Shucking Competition’ at Mount Washington, June 24

Fanny Bay Oysters Holds ‘BC Seafood Festival Shucking Competition’ at Mount Washington, June 24

The Goods from Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

Vancouver, BC | The team from Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market is taking their show on the road and bringing some of BC’s best shuckers to the table as they host the BC Seafood Festival Oyster Shucking Competition at Mount Washington on Saturday, June 24.

Hot off the heels of its big win as Producer of the Year at the 2023 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Fanny Bay is back for another round as title sponsor and on the hunt for elite shuckers to step up, show their skills, and compete for a total of $2,500 in cash prizes at the annual competition.

This year’s event will be held at the peak of Mount Washington with guests being chairlifted to the top for the perennially sold-out Shucked! Happy Hour that offers all-you-can-eat oysters and precedes the shucking competition.

All pre-registered and confirmed shuckers receive:

Two complimentary tickets for each shucker’s friends and family to attend the Shucked! Oyster Bar Happy Hour event and watch them compete;

  • Travel expenses for ferry and gas from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island;
    One or two nights accommodation at the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Centre;
    Meals while on site;
    Participation gift courtesy of Fanny Bay Oysters.

National and International shuckers are also welcome to apply and request additional travel expense consideration. Cash prizes of $1,500, $750 and $250 will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place shuckers. All interested shuckers can sign up to attend here.

Last year’s shucker who reigned supreme at the annual competition was Salt & Earth Catering Co.’s Jonathan Merrill, while silver and bronze were claimed by Fanny Bay ambassadors Mike Osborneand Hannah Hang, respectively.


Fanny Bay and North Vancouver’s Copperpenny Distilling are teaming up again for four Sunday Oyster and Cocktail Pop Ups at the Lower Lonsdale distillery on June 18, July 23, August 20 and September 17. During the pop-ups, Fanny Bay shuckers will serve up premium oyster varieties and seasonally inspired ‘Shuckers’ Choice’ selections, while the Copperpenny bar team will offer a curated menu of gin-based libations.A select number of reservations for the pop ups are available by emailing [email protected].

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar is located at 762 Cambie Street and is open for dine-in service and takeout seven days a week from 2 to 10 p.m. with daily Happy Hour features available from 2 to 6 p.m. The Fanny Bay retail market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers fresh and smoked seafood selections, premium shellfish and oysters from British Columbia and Washington State, gourmet pantry items, seafood boxes and specialty kits available to order online for pick-up or home delivery.

For more about Fanny Bay Oysters, visit fannybayoysters.com. To enquire about Fanny Bay catering services, contact Calvin Shiu at [email protected].

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar
762 Cambie St.
Copperpenny Distilling Co.
103-288 Esplanade East

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