Rotary Duck Race to remain at lodge – for now

This year’s Duck Race will end at the Campbell River Lodge despite earlier plans to change the location.

This year’s Duck Race will end at the Campbell River Lodge despite earlier plans to change the location.

The Campbell River Daybreak Rotary Club had announced Monday that the finish line would be moved to an area at the end of Maple Street, on Campbell River Indian Band land. However, on such short notice, the provincial government would not allow a change to the original location – Campbell River Lodge – in Rotary’s gaming grant application.

“We’re going to be back at the Campbell River Lodge,” confirmed Dave Free, President of Rotary, on Tuesday morning.

The ducks will still be thrown off the logging bridge, with the ducks hopefully reaching the finish line sometime between 3-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The event will include a barbecue, Bounce-A-Ramas, live music and a petting zoo to help local Tour de Rock rider Shawn Hall raise money for pediatric cancer research.

The Quaker 5000 Duck Race is Daybreak Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from duck sales are going towards a water park in Willow Point. Free said next year he hopes to be able to expand the Duck Race.

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