Lots of shucking
Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship in Tyne Valley available on ‘ShuckTV’
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People around the world can tune into Tyne Valley today to watch a live stream of the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship.
“ShuckTV” will broadcast the 44th annual competition, which begins at 9 p.m. today in the Prince County community.
“Interest in the event has grown tremendously in recent years,” said Jeff Noye, chairman of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival.
“During the event, we would be inundated with requests for updates from individuals and from oyster bars across the country, so we responded with the creation of ShuckTV.”
During the 2016 festival, organizers piloted a live stream of the championship using Facebook Live.
Thousands of viewers tuned-in, including some from Europe, Australia, the United States and across Canada.
Now, the festival has established it own channel, ShuckTV.com, to carry the event. It will also be viewable live on YouTube and Facebook.
“The early response has been tremendous,” said Noye. “Oyster Bars across the country are organizing viewing parties. People around the world will be able to watch the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championships from their own home.”
Other regional oystershucking events have also expressed interest in using ShuckTV, such as the Halifax Oyster Festival this September.
Today’s event in Tyne Valley will also feature the music of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.