8th Annual Rubber Duck Event

The Ducks will be flying on May 5th at Gyro Park in Penticton!  Make sure you get your ticket soon – still only $5, with proceeds benefiting local youth groups.

GRAND PRIZE!  WestJet Package. Round -Trip airfare for 2 anywhere WestJet flies, plus $500 travel cash

2nd Prize – $1000

3rd Prize – $500

This year we are changing the look of our Rubber Duck event.  Instead of a race down the Penticton Channel, we will be having a ‘DROP’ at Gyro Park in Penticton.

Stand Up for Charity – Comedy Night

Join us at the Barking Parrot on Nov 2nd for a night of comedy benefitting Muscular Dystrophy Canada.  Headliner Tim Nutt will follow opener Mike McGuire for a night of irreverent stand up.

Tickets only $20 – available October 5th


Waters Running Too Fast For Ducks

Recent storms and increased spring run-off made the current condition of the Penticton Channel unsafe for ‘Duck Retrieval’. We could not take the chance of any of our volunteers or members being injured or swept-away, so we chose not to do the duck drop. Instead we entered all the sold duck numbers in a bucket and had an ‘old-fashioned’ raffle!
Congratulations to our winners and thank you again to Gateway Casinos and Entertainment (Cascades Casino Penticton), the Penticton Indian Band, all the youth groups who participated in selling tickets and everyone who bought a ticket.
Over $11,000 was donated back into our local communities from this event.


2nd Annual Community Expo is this Saturday!

Over 35 not-for-profit groups are going to be showcased at the Community Expo on Saturday. Check out our featured exhibitors. Come on Saturday to meet them and the other awesome groups that are going to be there!


Get Your Ticket Now! Yours could be the LUCKY DUCK!




Duck Race Results Are In!

Winning Ducks 2016

The Channel was moving fast yesterday.  The duck drop went off without a hitch, and Duck 1189 crossed the finish line in just under 15 minutes with Duck 1758 right on his tail!  A huge shout-out to our duck recovery team (Terry, Cory, Dallas, Darren and James) – we could not have done it without you!

WINNERS – 2016 Duck Race:

1st prize – ticket 1189        Marilyn Pierro         sold by Summerland Minor Fastball
2nd prize – ticket 1758       Graeme Duncan     sold by Westside Minor Fastball

Random $50 prizes:

0612         1527        1812         2119         3330
0863         1592        1849         2221         3368

Thank you to everyone who supported a local youth organization by purchasing a ticket.  The Youth groups benefitting from this year’s race are:

  • Army Cadets – Penticton
  • Cawston Kobau Koyotes Softball
  • Girls Guides – Summerland Trex
  • KISU Swim Club
  • Penticton Heat Lacrosse
  • Penticton Minor Fastpitch Softball
  • Penticton Regional Hospital Pediatric Ward
  • Princeton Secondary Band Program
  • Summerland Jr Curling Program
  • Summerland Minor Fastball
  • Summerland Montessori School
  • Westside Minor Fastball

All winners have been contacted.


March 21st General Meeting Notice

We are having a General Meeting on March 21, 2016, at the Kin Hall (upstairs at 216 Hastings Ave, Penticton).  Everyone is welcome!

6:00 – Socialize and have a drink (pop, water, beer & wine by donation to CF Canada)

6:30 – Potluck dinner – bring your fav dish. Appy, main, salad, dessert – surprise us!

7:00 – Meeting – on the agenda:

– upcoming events

– public speaking competition.  Do you dare??

– come with ideas for social event for April, and beneficiary for our Kickin’ Kountry with Kin fundraiser.

Hope to see you all there!




Community Expo 2016 – Summerland


Letter to groups


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