Rotary ducks in training for 28th annual Ducky 500, to take place July 1 on the Courtenay River

  • Jun. 3, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Record Staff

The Comox Rotary Rubber Ducks are busy training for their big race on Canada Day, July 1.

Each duck has their own individual training routine, however they all train to be perfectionists at diving into the river from the Condensory St.  Bridge and to swim at high speeds through rough river water flows.

One duck claims “the biggest struggle is to not get stuck on the banks of the river where you have trouble getting back in the water. This is where high performance webbed feet are vital.”

The Comox Rotary Club is now selling tickets ($10 each) for the 28th annual race. Look for the Ducky posters and signs at participating Comox Valley businesses to purchase a ticket. Starting this weekend, the Comox Rotary will be setting up ticket sale booths for your Ducky 500 purchases at several locations. To find a convenient location go to ducky500.ca.

The top prizes this year are a Caribbean cruise vacation or $5,000 cash, a Disneyland vacation or $3,500, and Las Vegas vacation  or $1,000.

The race raises funds in support of a number of local worthwhile community projects and causes. For a full list of this year’s prizes and ticket sale locations go to Ducky500.ca

 

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