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Gorge Rubber Ducky Derby

Gorge Waterway
Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Gorge derby is Rubber Ducky

The Gorge Swim Fest Society and the Rotary Club of Sidney are partnering up for their first Rubber Ducky Derby on the Gorge Waterway, set for Aug. 7.

People can purchase tickets to “sponsor” one or more ducks. On the day of the race, 4,000 yellow rubber ducks will be dropped off the Craigflower Bridge (Admirals Street) into the Gorge Waterway, where they will float 200 metres downstream to a pre-determined finish line.

The first three ducks over the finish line will win cash prizes of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for their sponsors.

Proceeds from the event will support the Gorge Swim Fest Society’s work to upgrade and sustain the health of the Gorge Waterway, as well as other Rotary projects.

Raffle tickets are $10. Sales deadline is noon on Aug. 7, with the ducks set to be released at slack tide — around 2 p.m.

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