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Ducks in danger of being untrained for Ducky 500

Nervous rubber duckies keep a sharp eye on Tim Herring, chef at Chad’s West Coast Bar and Grill, while they wait for someone to buy a Ducky 500 ticket. For more information, contact T. Dale Roberts at 250 871-7737 or 250 897-0726.  - Submitted
Nervous rubber duckies keep a sharp eye on Tim Herring, chef at Chad’s West Coast Bar and Grill, while they wait for someone to buy a Ducky 500 ticket. For more information, contact T. Dale Roberts at 250 871-7737 or 250 897-0726.
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Comox Rotary Club

Special to the Record

The community is getting excited about the upcoming Comox Rotary Ducky 500, but does anyone give any thought to the little yellow competitors?

Stu Tunheim, president elect of the Rotary Club, is urging people to buy their Ducky tickets early.

“People may not realize that the ducks don’t get to go in the race unless a ticket that matches their number has been sold,” said Tunheim. “They can’t start training.”

Tunheim is worried that the little ducks could get themselves in trouble if they have to wait too long for their number to be sold.

“Lots of people like to wait until the July 1 parade to buy their Ducky ticket, but we’ve been sold out for the last few races, so it would be better if people find a Rotarian or a participating retailer to get their ticket sooner,” said Tunheim.

The Ducky 500 is the annual Canada Day event where hordes of little rubber ducks are released on the Courtenay River, with great prizes up for grabs.

The proceeds of the race are used by the Comox Rotary Club to fund worthy causes in the Comox Valley.

“Chad’s West Coast Bar and Grill and Eby’s both have coupons on the back of the ticket that are worth more than the $10 cost of the ticket,” said Tunheim. “Why would you wait?”

While Chad’s has wonderful food on their menu, they do not serve duck.  No ducks were harmed in the making of this article.

 

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