catherine barr

<< --- Return to Gallery Page


Liberty's 13 Annual BC Wine and Oyster Festival at the Hyatt Vancouver

Jan 16, 2007

By Catherine Barr


Oyster lovers got their fill last week as Liberty Wine Merchants' held one of their most popular annual events. The 13th Annual BC Wine and Oyster Festival was held on Jan 16 at the Hyatt hotel and attracted hundreds of people. Designed to help raise money for B.C Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic, over 100 wineries took part and several local restaurants. Gone is the oyster eating contest, but the first ever oyster schucking contest was a big hit.

Catherine Barr, Vancouver's celebrity events reporter and photographer, is supported online by CLR Communications Ltd, , and

Vancouver's best events and celebrity functions are all archived here. Vancouver pubs, clubs, nightclubs, gala events and fundraisers are included. Thanks for viewing.

Due to server capacity, you will not be able to access or click through to the larger photographs. With over 250,000 unique visits each month, our site would quickly exceed the amount of memory needed.

If you would like to receive a copy of a photograph, then please send an email and enclose the details of the event, the date, the name, the photo number and the names of the people in the photograph. Also, for security reasons, I prefer not to email copies of pictures to anyone other than the people who are actually in the photo. Thanks.

The gang from Sandbar were ready to rock those oysters. From left: Dawn Sharples, Ross Johnston, Buddy Wolfe and Rogel Alcayaga.
Monk McQueens' chef Jeff Batt and manager Steven Henderson served up hundreds of oysters complete with toppings.

Congrats to oyster schucker Umut Cetin (left) from Rodney's Oyster House. He and fellow chefs Stewart Cummings and Todd McDonald took home first prize in the contest.

Sampling some mollusks and merlot were the gals from CTV-9. From left: reporter Lisa Rossington, producer Tracey Robertson, reporter Jina You and anchor Keri Adams.
Raising money for charity were raffle prize volunteers Leah Nyrose (left) and Shelley Sainsbury.



homevancouver event photosvideosvancouver newsfamous facesvancouver linksjoin catherine barrabout catherine barr

© Catherine Barr 1998-2006, All Right Reserved, Site by CLR Communications Ltd.

No part of this website or its content, photos, news stories or data may be reproduced without the express written permission
of Catherine Barr or CLR Communication Ltd.