For 50 years, the Wesley United Church has been organizing fundraising seal dinners
“The cooks behind the massively popular seal flipper dinners at Wesley United Church in downtown St. John’s are proof that you don’t have to love what you do, in order to do it well.
“I don’t like flippers. Nope.… But I’ve been cooking them for over 20 years,” says Phoebe Sheppard, chair of the Fall Fair Committee at the church, which organizes three annual seal flipper dinner fundraisers at the church.
“I’ve tried it, but I don’t like it. No.… And maybe it’s because I see them before they’re cleaned,” she said with a laugh.”