Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging photo)

Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging photo)

Rubber duck race takes place this Sunday in Hope

Hope Rotarians fundraising with annual event at Coquihalla River

Time is running out to get in on Hope’s annual Rubber Ducky race.

The race is being held on Sept. 12, and it will kick off at the Coquihalla bridge at noon. The ducks will be dropped into the river and float down to the finish line at the Hope Golf Club bridge.

It’s anyone guess how long the race will take but the estimate is about two and a half hours.

To get a rubber duck of your own for the race, you’ll need to buy a ticket. They are on sale for $10 at Buy Low Foods or through any Hope Rotarian. Tickets will also be sold at Brigade Days this weekend.

There are three winners to be named. The first will get $500, second wins $300 and the third duck over the line wins $200. Rotarians drop the ducks in the water and scoop them up at the finish line.

READ MORE: Pandemic doubles calls for Crescent Beach marine search-and-rescue team


@CHWKcommunity
jessica.peters@hopestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Communityhope