Duck race day
Join in the fun watching 500 rubber ducks float down Trepanier Creek, vying for first place across the finish line where the creek opens into Lake Okanagan, Sat. Apr. 19.
This family event will take place at Trepanier Creek Park, Beach Avenue and Todd Road in Peachland.
There will be Adult and Children’s Races. Ducks for the children’s race can be purchased at the event on April 19 - ducks are $2 each. Ducky Registration, for both adults and children, is available from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on event day. Numbers of all registered ducks will be posted.
The Children’s Race begins at 11 a.m. with participants dropping ducks off Trepanier Creek Bridge at Beach Avenue and Todd Road. Kids, cheer on your rubber ducky as it races to the finish line! Children’s prizes, games, crafts, and face painting are sponsored by Peachland Ambassadors at Trepanier Creek Park.
Adult races begin at 11:15 a.m. There will be 5 heats with 100 Rubber Ducks dropped from a bin at the Pedestrian Bridge by Highway 97 underpass. Adult Races will take place every 15 minutes. The Rubber Ducky Race Committee will be responsible for the adult duck drops. Rubber ducks will race extremely fast and spectators are encouraged to watch and cheer from Trepanier Beach and Trepanier Creek Park at the mouth of the creek.
Winning contenders from each of the 5 heats will be collected for the final race at 12:30 p.m. Contender’s numbers will be posted in the park. All prizes will be given out after the final race. Register a duck in each race for more opportunities to win one of $500 worth of prizes. Peachland Sportsman Association will be retrieving wandering rubber ducks.
Peachland’s 1st Rubber Ducky Race is a fundraiser in support of Peachland Bats Education & Conservation Program, and Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre in Peachland Historic Primary School.
In light of safety and environmental protection, spectators are asked to avoid the fragile edge of Trepanier Creek by observing the race from Trepanier Creek Park and Beach. There will be some traffic delays on Beach Avenue north for approximately 10 minutes during the Children’s Race. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution during the event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
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