SEPT-ÎLES, October 29, 2012 – With the third edition of the “5 à huîtres maritime” event complete, the organizing committee is proud to announce that the final amount collected was $115,000. This impressive figure was made possible thanks to surprise offerings from three major companies in the process of setting up shop in the region—McKeil Marine and Arrimage Québec donated $7,000 each, and CN made a $15,000 contribution.

Chef Ian Perreault was this year’s special guest. In addition to helping Club Richelieu volunteers concoct special recipes for the activity, Mr. Perreault and his wife Mélanie amazed over three hundred guests with their culinary skills and original oyster recipes.

Thank you and congratulations to the many volunteers who did an amazing job setting up and tearing down the activity.

Third edition of the “5 à huîtres maritime”

This was the third edition of this charity event organized by the Port of Sept-Îles in collaboration with Club Richelieu, the HMCS Jolliet (Naval Reserve) and Élyme des sables to collect as much money as possible to help support the ongoing operation of the Sept-Îles palliative care centre. Last year, over $84,500 were raised.

Participants had two options to choose from. The Rockefeller version at $500 per person consisted of a tasting of gourmet oyster dishes, while the Malpèque version at $100 per person was for raw oyster lovers looking for a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The fresh oyster tasting was accompanied by a buffet dinner. The evening also featured entertainment, free drinks, contests, music, and door prizes.

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