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Off to the races

Peter Holmes (second from left) with Chilliwack Optimist Club helps dump a tarpaulin full of rubber ducks off the Keith Wilson Bridge and into the Vedder River on Saturday. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS
Peter Holmes (second from left) with Chilliwack Optimist Club helps dump a tarpaulin full of rubber ducks off the Keith Wilson Bridge and into the Vedder River on Saturday.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

Above, Peter Holmes (second from left) with Chilliwack Optimist Club helps dump a tarpaulin full of rubber ducks off the Keith Wilson Bridge and into the Vedder River last Saturday.

The fourth annual Chilliwack Optimist Club Duck Race saw 1,172 yellow ducks float 1,500 metres down the river.

People purchased tickets at $5 per duck and five prizes were awarded to the first five ducks to cross the finish line: first was a cheque for $1,500, second was a monthly family meal from Vedder Panago Pizza for a year, third was an iPad Air 32GB donated by Vedder Panago, fourth was a flight for two over the Fraser Valley from Upper Valley Aviation, and fifth prize was a one-night stay for two at Harrison Hot Springs.

The organizers have tracked down four of the five winners but are unable to read the phone number for the fourth-place winner. They are asking for the person who has ticket #041 to call Coralee Lord at 604-799-3287 to claim their prize.

You can purchase this photo and more. For more info, email photojournalist Jenna Hauck at photo@theprogress.com.

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