The first annual Duck Derby turned out to be everything it was quacked up to be, as support was garnered for the Estevan Humane Society and a lot of fun was had at the same time.

Participants who paid to have a number placed on a little rubber duck had a quack at winning several thousand dollars. The toys were dumped into the river at the Woodlawn Park, and flowed with the current to the finish line. The first one there was declared the winner.

The ducks were dumped from the bridge.

Society Board President Eric Salmers noted that this kind of event fit the bill for their fundraising needs.

"The Shelter consumes a lot of cash to keep operating. We're in need of a new building to start, and continual improvements to the existing building, so what we gain from this will be put to use right away."

"We've had a great turnout. The wind was fighting us a bit along the way, but it was neck and neck at the end there, it was actually a good race," he added.

The 'Lucky Duck' won $5,790 dollars, fifty percent of the ticket sales, with the Society getting the rest. He wasn't in attendance, but Salmers said they would track him down. Overall, the event went swimmingly.

"I think we did really well. In total we had 2,000 ducks, and while we didn't sell out, we sold a lot of them. I'm definitely happy with that, and we can build on this going forward."

Board President Eric Salmers phones the winner.

 

 

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