Duck, duck, go! Stayner Kinsmen ready for Duck Day

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Local students have their ducks in a row, ready for the Stayner Kinsmen Club’s Duck Race on May 5. 

In its seventh year, the charity event raises money for the Kinsmen’s community projects and offer a total of $1,500 in cash prizes (First prize, $700; second prize, $400; third prize, $200; fourth prize, $100; and fifth and sixth place prizes of $50.)

Each ticket costs $5 and is assigned to a rubber duck that is to be raced on the Lamont Creek in Stayner.

New this year, Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School has been invited to join the student race against New Lowell, Byng and Clearview Meadows. Students will be decorating ducks in the theme of “anything but duck”. The winning class will win a pizza party. 

The ducks are on display at Home Hardware in Creemore and the community is encouraged to vote for the winner of the people’s choice award. 

A corporate duck race will follow the student race with each entry costing $25. Local businesses are encouraged to decorate their shop windows for a chance to win three cash prizes ($100, $75 and $50).

A barbecue runs throughout the event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be entertainment and activities.

Tickets are available at The Creemore Echo and Midwest Metals, and at several businesses in Stayner, including Pharmasave and Dairy Queen. 

In the morning the Lions are serving a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jubilee Presbyterian Church with proceeds from sales and silent auction bids going to Diabetes Canada. 

The Clearview Public Library will have a booth at the event. 

“A little bird told me that there was going to be lots of free fun for the whole family,” said Helena Hayward. “When your ducklings get tired, or if the weather isn’t ducky, swim on over to the library for more fun activities inside the branch. You’ll find crafts and a scavenger hunt, or take a gander at our great selection of books.” 

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