Have you bought your duck?

Get your tickets for the Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty Duck Race; ducks in the water July 1

Ducks go into Mark Creek at noon on Canada Day.

The Annual Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty Duck Race, one of the major fundraisers for the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank, is just over a week away.

Ducks go in the water around noon on July 1 and the annual barbecue at the finish line (Civic Centre parking lot) begins at 11:30 a.m. with Mayor Don McCormick providing M.C. services once again.

Food Bank directors hope to raise $20,000 this year.

In the past five years, support has been tremendous and tickets have sold out before the race. But there is still time to buy yours. Food Bank Directors Stan Salikin and Cath Oscarson will be putting on a final ticket push, so watch for them around town. Tickets are also available a local businesses in Kimberley and Marysville.

Prizes this year are 1st prize) $2500 cash, courtesy of Audrey Welk and Marilyn Jolie; 2nd prize) two nights accommodation in a three bedroom condo courtesy of Kimberley Lodging Company ($700 value), The Feast for Four from Old Bauernhaus, and four rounds of golf with two carts compliments of Trickle Creek Golf Resort ($356 value). 3rd prize) $250 cash compliments of Meadowbrook Greenhouses. 4th prize) two rounds of golf from Bootleg Gap Golf Course and two rounds of golf with cart compliments of Kimberley Golf Course.

In addition to the generous business prize donations, Mark Creek Market provides hot dogs and buns for the barbecue and Kimberley Sausage and Meats provides the pulled pork.

Need for the Food Bank continues in Kimberley and food donations are down at the moment. In the month of May, 72 hampers were given out.


Just Posted

Nigel Kitto seeks second term on Kimberley Council

Nigel Kitto is making another run for City Council, saying he is… Continue reading

New pastor for a new church

Kimberley Pentecostal Church and Holy Cross Lutheran have come together

Basin sees increased support from the Trust

$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year

Jumbo’s legal boondoggle continues

Province appealing the BC Supreme Court decision

Local writer pens Viking Lullaby

Local business owner Michelle Forbes has a passion for viking history, as… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the decision is another step toward adding homes in the city for the so-called “missing middle.”

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

Most Read