It’s time to pay homage once more to the lowly crustacean, the lobster.
Lobster will land again on St. Joseph Island on Friday June 24, 2016 for the 18th Annual Royal Canadian Legion Lobsterfest.
Guests will once again enjoy the fresh sweet flavour of Nova Scotia lobster dipped in melted butter. “If you’re not in the mood for lobster (GASP) or if wearing a bib doesn’t suit your style, there’s always a delicious steak, salad and potato followed by dessert.” Says Anne Allaire, President of Legion Branch 374. “Lobsterfest is a fun event for family and friends to get together and a great way to kick off the summer season. We invite the entire community to come and enjoy cracking and buttering up. It’s messy but oh, so good!”; says Allaire.
Lobsterfest is an annual affair on St. Joseph Island and one of the main fundraising events for the Legion.
As always, the event will include dinner with all the fixin’s and musical entertainment this year by the Ross Philips Band.
It’s never too early to make plans for a fun event but it could be too late if you miss the chance to order tickets. Lobster must be pre-ordered to arrive fresh from the East Coast. Don’t miss out. Call the Legion office at 705-246-2494 before Friday June 17th to order yours and reserve a seat at the table.
Facts about Lobsterfest:
- Lobsterfest is an annual event at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 374, St Joseph Island
- 2016 marks the 18th consecutive year for the event
- Over 50 volunteers prepare for and host the dinner served from 5:00 till 8:00p.m.
- Lobsterfest attracts guests from across Northeastern Ontario and is becoming a tradition for many summer visitors from the USA.
- In 2015 the Legion served over 400 people with 200kg of lobster and 140 steak dinners
- The event usually generates between $3500 – $4000 revenue for the Legion. Funds derived from Lobsterfest are used to defray operating expenses for the Legion hall which is used for Meals on Wheels and other seniors and community programs throughout the year.