The Estevan Humane Society is raising the stakes in this year's Annual Judy Martin Memorial Duck Derby.
The non-profit organization runs a yearly 'duck derby' where toy ducks, bought by people in the community, are dropped into the Souris River. The first duck to cross the finish line yields a cash prize for its owner worth half the money raised.
Board of Directors President Tayja Lakusta joined Lyle McGillivray on the Big Breakfast Show, and said that there could be a nice chunk of change for this year's winner.
"We upped the ante this year because we sold out the last two years [with] 2,000 ducks, so we're pushing for 3,000 ducks this year. We've got our sights set on hopefully giving one lucky winner a $15,000 cheque when it's all said and done."
The shelter would also receive $15,000 from the derby if the ducks sell out.
The derby will be by the dog park at Woodlawn Regional Park on September 11. The event kicks off at 11 a.m., with a bouncy castle, face painting, plenty of opportunity for dogs to mingle, and Get In My Belly's food truck (which is donating a portion of proceeds to the shelter). The duck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.
"It's a good day to get out, get lunch, and I've heard the menu. It sounds delicious. I can't wait to give it a try," said Lakusta.
The ducks cost $10 and can be purchased at the shelter or by contacting any board members, including Lakusta at 306-421-5970.
Catch the full interview just below.