During this unforgettable evening, held at Vancouver’s only tide-to-table oyster bar, some 50 people gathered to have thoughtful and animated conversations about responsible seafood consumption while enjoying delicious crab, mussels, clams, prawns, local hors d’oeuvres and drinks—and it was all for a good cause.
Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market hosted the evening, making magic happen with From Oysters to Orcas for the third consecutive year.
We are truly grateful for the incredible generosity of the owners of Fanny Bay—the Taylor family—who provided not only the venue but also all of the sustainable seafood and local food dishes, enabling every single dollar raised for the evening to support Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) and its marine conservation initiatives.
GSA’s Executive Director Christianne Wilhelmson spoke to guests about some of the organization’s most recent successes and initiatives that are having an impact on preventing pollution from entering the Strait of Georgia.
Special guest Mike McDermid, who spearheaded the OceanWise initiative, gave his perspective on how he protects the marine environment by educating consumers and restaurants about the connection between consuming local and seasonal seafood with healthy oceans.
With such a spectacular community like this supporting us, we’re confident that Georgia Strait Alliance can meet any challenge that comes our way as the organization turns 30-years-old and we continue to work for a sustainable Strait of Georgia, its adjoining waters and communities.