Lobsterfest raises money for local charities

Rotary event raises thousands of dollars for 100 Mile

Hundreds of Nova Scotia lobsters have airplane tickets booked for British Columbia, as tickets here continue to sell for the third annual 100 Mile House Rotary Club Lobsterfest.

“We’ve sold out every year, so I imagine we will again,” says Rotarian Scott Saito.

“We’ve got a handful of tickets left. The auction has a great line up this year. We’re all set and ready to go. Lobsters are ordered and flying in from Nova Scotia on Friday [Sept. 27].”

The event raised close to $20,000 last year and the Rotary Club wants to raise upwards of $25,000 at this year’s event, which starts at 6 p.m. at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Saturday (Sept. 28). All the money raised goes to local charitable causes and projects.

Saito estimates about $35,000 worth of goods and services will be available on the silent and live auction blocks.

“It’s a great event to bring the community together. We’ve raised a lot of money. We’ve been successful in the past and we’re looking forward to doing it again.”

Tickets are $75 each, which includes a tax receipt of $40. They are available at the RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty office at 2-441 Alder Ave. in 100 Mile House, or by phone by calling Maureen Pinkney at 250-395-0462.

“If they get in touch with any Rotarian, we’ll surely get tickets into their hands up until we’re sold out,” Saito adds.

“There are a lot of pieces involved in putting it together. It’s our club’s third year now and we’re getting better at it. It’s becoming a bit more streamlined. This year should be our smoothest yet.”