Rotary duck race set to launch

Last year’s Rotary Duck Race raised $70,000 for youth sports. - Colleen Flanagan/The News
Last year’s Rotary Duck Race raised $70,000 for youth sports.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan/The News

The second annual Rotary Duck Race is being launched at the Home Show this weekend.

By race day, the Haney and Meadow Ridge Rotary Clubs are hoping to sell 10,000 rubber ducks at $10 each to raise $100,000 for qualified youth organizations in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Then on Sunday Aug. 5 at 1 p.m., the ducks will be raced down the Alouette River at Maple Ridge Park.

The person with the winning duck will win a new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 donated by Maple Ridge Chrysler that will be unveiled at the Home Show this weekend.

Last year, 7,000 ducks were sold, raising $70,000 that went to youth sports and other Rotary youth projects.

The Maple Ridge chapter of KidSport, which assists with the registration costs for children who would not otherwise be able to play sports, received $25,000.

• To purchase a duck look for the big yellow duck at the Home Show or for a list of locations go to

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