John Marinus’s daughter, Margaret McCormack, and his wife Denise were out in June to help the Rotary Club of Comox move some tickets for the upcoming Ducky 500, known this year as the John Marinus Memorial Ducky 500. Photo by Mike Chouinard

John Marinus’s daughter, Margaret McCormack, and his wife Denise were out in June to help the Rotary Club of Comox move some tickets for the upcoming Ducky 500, known this year as the John Marinus Memorial Ducky 500. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Virtual Ducky 500 winners announced

The Rotary Club of Comox raised $35,830 through ticket sales which will go to the community

  • Jul. 5, 2021 2:00 p.m.

It was a really good long weekend for four people who purchased Ducky 500 tickets for the John Marinus Memorial Duckey 500.

For 34 years, eager Comox Valley residents have snapped up Ducky 500 tickets from members of the Rotary Club of Comox. This year because of the pandemic, the traditional July 1 release of rubber ducks into the Puntledge River didn’t happen, but tickets were snapped up to support the Rotary Club of Comox.

Throughout the year, the club has used the funds to projects that help address homelessness, provide play areas for children and other projects to benefit the community.

The winners this year are:

Ticket #120648 – Grand prize winner Ruth Bell of Courtenay: wins two Momentum (Giant) Lafree EBikes; one Swagman Current bike rack; two Giro Fixture helmets; two Abus Tresor locks from Mountain City Cycle or $5,000 cash.

Ticket #121002 – Second prize winner Marg Bowbrick of Courtenay: wins a Comox Valley staycation: Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community – a two-night stay, golf and cart for two; $100 Resort Gift Card; Kingfisher Spa and Resort – a Pacific Mist Hydropath for two and $100 Gift Card and a Mount Washington Alpine Resort Zipline tour for two.

Ticket #131054 – Third prize winner Kevin from Kepso Construction of Courtenay: wins a $1,000 gift card from Canadian Tire.

Ticket #121566 – Fourth prize winner Michelle Sandiford of Courtenay: wins a $500 gift card from Thrifty Foods.

We would like to thank our invaluable Ducky sponsors for supporting The Rotary Club of Comox’s 34th annual Ducky 500:

Diamond Level: Waypoint Insurance

Platinum Level: Brian McLean Chevrolet, Old House Notary, Dominion Lending Centres, Chan Nowosad Boates

Gold Level: Searle’s Shoes, Grant Thornton LLP, Swift Datoo LLP, The Grove Health & Wellness, WJL Enterprises, Signature West Floor & Window Fashions, The Co-operators, Mindset Wealth, Jiffy Lube, Low Cost Storage

Media: Comox Valley Record, 98.9 The Jet FM, 97.3 The Eagle FM

And a big thank you to all the people who bought Ducky 500 tickets this virtual year.

Because of the support, the club was able to raise $35,830 through ticket sales which they will be putting back into the Comox Valley over the next year.

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