It was a tough race, but nobody’s feathers got ruffled. Except maybe for the first-place duck. Duck #1 was taking on water by the end of the 20-minute race and was only visible from the neck up at the finish line!
It was all good fun as part of the St. Daniel’s Knights of Columbus (Council 11725) Duck Race on the South Nation River on May 7. Eight hundred bright yellow ducks were released from the County Road 1 bridge in South Mountain. And when it was all over, $2,600 had been raised for local charities – including $1,000 for the WDMH Foundation’s General Equipment Fund.
“The WDMH Foundation is proud to be one of the beneficiaries of this fun event,” notes Justine Plummer, Manager of Direct Mail & Events at the WDMH Foundation. “It was a great day! Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and everyone who purchased a ticket.”
Local charities who benefited included the WDMH Foundation, Naomi’s Family Resource Centre, House of Lazarus Food Bank, Dundas County Hospice, and Community Food Share in Winchester.