Kin Club Rubber Duck Race

Seventh annual Rubber Duck Race down the Penticton Channel on Saturday, May 6

The South Okanagan Kin Club will be holding it’s seventh annual Rubber Duck Race down the Penticton Channel on Saturday, May 6.

Ducks drop at 11 a.m. from the bridge at Green Mountain Road. The finish is at the new bridge crossing. Depending on the current, the winning ducks could cross the finish line anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes after they are dropped.

This year they have partnered with the following youth groups to sell tickets: Princeton High School band program, Cawston Koyotes U18B Fastball, Penticton Minor Lacrosse, 778 Army Cadets (Penticton), Summerland Jr Curling Program, Girl Guides – Summerland, Summerland Minor Fastball, Westside Minor Fastball and Kelowna Heat U18B Fastball. The youth groups receive a donation of $4 for every $5 ticket they sell.

The first prize is $1,000, second prize wins $500 and there will be 10 random $50 prizes.

Thanks to the first prize sponsorship from Gateway Casinos and Entertainment (Cascades Casino Penticton) the Kin Club are also able to make donations to Penticton Regional Hospital and the Kinsmen Foundation of B.C. The Kinsmen Foundation provides medical equipment and devices to physically disabled adults throughout B.C., allowing them to live more independently.

The Kin Club are accepting applications from eligible youth groups throughout the South Okanagan to participate in next year’s race. Information can be requested by emailing info@sokin.ca

Representatives from Gateway Casino will be on hand at the race to present a sponsorship cheque, and the winners of the race will be announced at the finish line.

Just Posted

Snowy morning on mountain west of Penticton

Snow fell for about two hours and stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

Penticton woman dies after Riva Ridge Mobile Park fire in May

BC Coroners Service says investigation in progress

Comedic play about calling cable service company will be staged in Summerland

The Penticton Chamber Theatre will stage Able Cable in Summerland on June 22

Celebration of the life of Penticton philanthropist Kampe scheduled

David Kampe, 77, died on May 8 surrounded by friends and family.

From fire to awards: wild week for Similkameen winery

Roller coaster of a week for the owners at Forbidden Fruit Winery in Cawston

Snowy morning on mountain west of Penticton

Snow fell for about two hours and stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Interior forestry workers ratify five-year contract

It was approved by United Steelworkers Local 1-417, which represents workers in Kamloops, Kelowna

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

Man surrenders following standoff in Kamloops

Massive police response in Kamloops was in connection with a reported domestic dispute

Okanagan police service dog aids in arrest of break-and-enter suspect

Heavy police presence at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission results in PSD Jagger finding suspect, Calgary man

Most Read