The 8th edition of the “5 à huîtres maritime”, organized jointly by Port of Sept-Îles, Club Richelieu and HMCS Jolliet Naval Reserve has raised just over $41,000 for the coffers of L’Elyme des Sables, Sept-Îles’ palliative care centre. More than 280 people contributed to this event by participating in this popular oyster fest. Door prizes, animation and various drawings added to the festive atmosphere of the evening.
Established at the initiative of Port of Sept-Îles, the activity stands out for its originality! During eight years, nearly $ 610,000 has been donated to L’Élyme des Sables. It is an event that requires the involvement of more than 50 volunteers and many collaborators. Poissonnerie Soucy has been an integral part of the event since the beginning, lending its kitchen to the chefs who prepare the different oyster entrées, assisted by Club Richelieu members. As for HMCS Jolliet Naval Reserve, its gym and mess facilities were made available for the occasion. In addition, the participation of its reservists and cadets greatly facilitated the logistics of the event.
For the Honorary President, Ms. Sherri-Anne Fequet, this was her first official appearance as part of her “2017-2018” mandate, which will run until Sunday, April 8, 2018, day of the Teleradiothon for the palliative care centre.
The “5 à huîtres maritime” organizing committee is already thinking about the next event. Respecting the tradition of the 4th Thursday of October, the 9th edition of the “5 à huîtres maritime” will be held on October 25, 2018.