Help the duckies!

Able-bodied members (or friends) of the Peachland Sportsman’s Association are asked to help rescue hundreds of duckies from Okanagan Lake and the edges of Trepanier Creek Apr. 15.
It’s all part of the fourth annual Rubber Ducky Race, a fund-raiser for the Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society, Sat., Apr. 15 between noon and 4 p.m.

PSA events coordinator Martha Jenkins says members have taken on the task of ‘rescuing’ the duckies each year since the event began four years ago. Using hip wader and boats they collect the ‘rubber’ ducks as they wash up along Trepanier Creek, and prevent them for getting out into the big lake.

The event is held at Beach Avenue and Todd Road in Peachland, with the first of 600 ducks released upstream at 2 p.m., following the opening and welcome, with Master of Ceremonies Okanagan Wolfman and music by Papa Thom.

Lunch is provided and there are food concessions open from noon to 4 p.m. when prizes will be presented and the closing held.
Kiddy ducks go on sale at 1 p.m.

As well as the duck races, there will be games, face painting, a best duck costume and duck dance contest.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 12:30, but please call Martha Jenkins if you can help: 250-767-9461 so she can coordinate the ‘rescue’ teams.

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