Stayner Kinsmen invite more schools to duck race
Tickets are now on sale for the Stayner Kinsmen Club’s eighth annual duck race.
The charity event raises money for the Kinsmen’s community projects.
Each ticket costs $5 and is assigned to a rubber duck that is to be raced on the Lamont Creek on May 4.
Students at Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School, New Lowell, Byng, Clearview Meadows, Nottawa and St. Noel Chabanel have been invited to create ducks on the theme of Clearview Township’s 25th anniversary for the school race.
The ducks will be on display at Home Hardware in Creemore and at Stayner Medical Centre 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).
Duck day’s finale is the main race with a chance to win six cash prizes, totalling $1,500. The races begin at 1 p.m. at Centennial Kinsmen Participark on Brock Street.
A barbecue runs throughout the event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be entertainment and activities, a silent auction, a beer and cider garden and live entertainment by Southern Comfort.
The day starts with a pancake breakfast at the Presbyterian Church, hosted by the Stayner Lions, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Duck race tickets are available at The Creemore Echo and Midwest Metals, and at several businesses in Stayner, including Pharmasave and Dairy Queen.