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Smitty’s Oyster House On Main Street Hosts All-Star Shucking Event To Benefit Bc Charity On Thursday, February 29

Smitty’s Oyster House on Main Street will gather some of BC’s best shuckers together to raise money for good cause when it hosts the inaugural ‘Shuck ‘n’ Roll’ event at the Mount Pleasant seafood house (3125 Main Street) on Thursday, February 29.

Smitty’s Oyster House On Main Street Hosts All-Star Shucking Event To Benefit Bc Charity On Thursday, February 29

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and sees two-person teams from Smitty’s Oyster House in Gibsons and its sister restaurant on Main Street, Harbour Oyster + Bar, Rodney’s Oyster HouseChewie’s Smoke & Oyster Bar and Fanny Bay Oyster Bar put their shucking skills to the test to raise funds for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and its mission to provide the best, most specialized care for all British Columbians.

The event is being organized by Smitty’s Oyster House on Main Street General Manager Shane Laird and owner Matthew Thompson, who received a liver transplant at Vancouver General Hospital in September 2022 and has launched a fundraising page to help purchase new lifesaving equipment and fund patient care programs for VGH’s Solid Organ Transplant Unit.

The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health care services and research for all British Columbians. The Foundation partners with donors to raise essential funds for Vancouver Coastal Health, supporting VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Community Health Services.

Smitty’s Shuck ‘n’ Roll event will be hosted by James Baker, founder and president of the Bikers for Autism Society and organizer of the local ‘Shuck it Forward’ fundraisers and feature a live DJ and entertainment, silent auction, free paella prepared by Smitty’s head chef Alan Older. A limited number of tickets are available for $20 per person here.

Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day Features

Tuesday, February 13 & Wednesday, February 14

Smitty’s is showing the love and featuring special menu items for galpals and lovers looking for a cozy spot to celebrate Galentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 13) and Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14).

Smitty’s Oyster House On Main Street Hosts All-Star Shucking Event To Benefit Bc Charity On Thursday, February 29

During both nights, Smitty’s Head Chef Alan Older and his culinary team will showcase special appetizers Seared Tuna (togarashi-spiced Ahi tuna, torched avocado, puffed rice, nori, $18) and Burrata (Blistered cherry tomatoes, pesto, chili oil, served with house focaccia, $20), Entrées Salmon Wellington (asparagus, lemon beurre blanc, $26) and Steak Oscar (Dungeness Crab, roasted garlic pomme purée, asparagus, $34) and a decadent Chocolate Lava Cake ($13) for dessert.

Reservations And Private Bookings

To make reservations for Smitty’s Galentine’s or Valentine’s Dinner or nightly services, click here. Smitty’s Oyster House on Main Street is also available to be booked for parties, private functions and full buyouts seven days a week. To enquire about availability, call the restaurant at 604-876-5810 or send an email to [email protected].

For more information on Smitty’s Oyster House on Main Street or to stay up to date on the latest news, go to smittysoysterhousemainstreet.com or follow @smittysoysterhouse.on.main on Instagram.