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New Glasgow Lobster Supper Member’s Take Don’t leave the province without trying the quint- essential island feast. New Glasgow Lobster Suppers originally began in the 1950s as fundraisers for area Junior Farmers organiza- tions. They’ve been whetting appetites ever since. Dinner includes your choice of a starter, entree (lobster, beef and chicken, among others), salad and homemade dessert. At these no-frills- but-very-friendly community affairs, you’ll get to know locals while indulging in the day’s clawed catch. To celebrate Canada’s 150th last year, Barb and Garnet Hart of Weyburn headed east. The couple booked their WestWorld Tours Maritimes All-Coach Tour at the CAA Weyburn Store. Taste the Town Tour Beachcomber’s Clam Boil Make like an islander and find your own dinner along the shoreline. Local guide Jim Conohan shows visitors how to scour the beach of the Boughton River in eastern P.E.I. to find soft- shelled clams, quahogs, bay scallops, razor clams, mussels, oysters, periwinkles and snails. Newbie beachcombers might also spot some souvenirs in the form of beach glass, driftwood and stones. The group’s edible haul is then boiled into a hearty East Coast supper. This foodie-focused walking tour explores Charlottetown’s city centre, which dates to 1720. Starting at Founders’ Hall, visit attractions, such as St. Dunstan’s Basilica, a National Historic Site, with breaks at quaint restaurants along the way. Among the tasty samples are local mussels at the Olde Dublin Pub, and the province’s finest French fries—perfectly golden and crisp, made with P.E.I. potatoes—from The Chip Shack. Barb Hart “We saw so much of Canada in just one trip,” says Barb. A stop at Parliament Hill in Ottawa set the tone for their epic journey. For Barb, a light show projected onto the Centre Block was a real bright spot: “After the show, the crowd spontaneously erupted into ‘O Canada.’” Other highlights of the cross-Canada holiday included standing on the ocean floor during low tide at Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. With its convivial local hospitality, P.E.I. was also a very special place. “The only word to describe a lobster supper at New Glasgow? Scrumptious!” The famed Cabot Trail, with its ocean vistas and glacier-scarred rocks, was another unforgettable sight. To book a Maritimes tour: Call 1-800-564- 6222 (press 4) or CAA SaSkatchewan SUMMeR 2018 23