On Tuesday nights, at 6:30 pm, featured entertainment at Crazy Canuck’s is crab races. The races are a fundraiser for local schools and charitable groups and give locals and visitors another reason to drink, dance, socialize, relax.
These crabs are crusty crustaceans and number 57 escapes before his race officially starts.
Number 57 is halfway across the obstacle course before Kevin, the master of ceremonies, wearing a red crab hat and holding a microphone, catches him and slips him back under an upside down champagne bucket in the center of the ring.
The first race begins late, after announcements, when Kevin lifts the upside down bucket again and crabs move, from being under the pot, towards a rope perimeter that makes a circle on a big plywood game board.
The crowd is excited and rush the platform to support their pick.
It is illegal to touch or step on the board but you can yell, flash lights, move hands and arms up and down to influence the race outcome. The winning crab is the one who crosses the rope at any point in the circle.
At the end of this first race, Daryl provides live music while losers come up with another strategy.
It is all in good fun and the crabs, tonight, don’t end up on anyone’s plate.