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Annual Lobster Dinner proves to be a success once again


The Rotary Club of The Pas this past weekend held its 35th annual Lobster Dinner at the Metis Hall Saturday night, with lots of lobster to go all around once again this year, along with a number of other foods.
It started with cocktails around 6:00 p.m., then at 7:30 p.m. the dinner itself started as everyone started enjoying their lobster or alternative chicken dinner. By 9:00 p.m. the dance started, going well into the night.
In comparison to last year there was an increase in ticket sales contributing to a more successful dinner. The winner of the lobster draw for the big lobsters were Sammy Kowalchuk and Brian Nolette.
“It was quite funny, we accidently spilled butter on a row of tickets and jokingly we said ‘well these will be the lucky ones.’ Sure enough that’s what we won,” said Kowalchuk, who attended the Lobster Dinner for the first time this prior Saturday.
From the organizers standpoint the 35th annual event went great.
“This year went really well,” said Brea Anderson, Chairperson for the Rotary Lobster Dinner, adding “our ticket sales have been slightly increasing over the last few years.”
Many people also stuck around after the eating was over.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and DJ Derek 4Real had the dance floor packed after dinner. Always nice to see people out having a great time, the atmosphere was very positive and upbeat,” said Anderson.
As one of the two main fundraisers that the Rotary Club of The Pas does alongside the Bill Bannock Fishing Derby, the money will be going towards local community projects that Rotary is helping out with. Anderson said that the funds are not going to any one specific community project.

Trevor Wright