Rotary Club hosts rubber ducky race

Numerous prizes up for grabs at this Sunday's inaugural event

Hope Rotary Club had an entry in the Brigade Days parade on Saturday promoting this weekend’s First Annual Rubber Ducky Race. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The Coquihalla River will be awash in yellow on Sunday as hundreds of rubber ducks make their way down for the first annual Hope Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Race.

The event will start at the Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge, where about 500 ducks are expected to be dropped into the river. The finish line will be at Rotary Trails where the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers meet.

“It’s just a family fun day,” said event organizer Hondo Stroyan. “Most of the Rotarians will be wearing hard hats with ducks on them. We’re just trying to make it a little bit silly and little bit fun.”

Each rubber duck has been sponsored by a local resident or business. All money raised from the $10 sponsorship fee will go towards Hope Rotary Club’s scholarship fund.

The top 10 finishers will receive a $100 each, while the last place duck wins a duck dinner for two at Joe’s Restaurant.

The race runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Hope Golf Club. In addition to the start and finish lines, the floating ducks can be viewed from various locations along the river including the Golf Course Road bridge. There will be burger and hot dog specials available for lunch.

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