New date for Rubber Duck Drop – August 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have had to postpone our event. New date is confirmed: August 15, 2020 @ Gyro Park in Penticton.  All tickets sold with the May 2nd date will be eligible to win!

If for some reason we are not able to hold a public event on August 15th due to ongoing physical distancing requirements, we will hold a live-streamed draw rather than a duck drop.

2019 Duck Drop Winners!

Thank you to all those who bought tickets for the 2019 Kin Duck Drop. Almost $14,000 was raised and donated to local youth groups and the Penticton Regional Hospital as a result of your generousity.

1st Prize – ticket #1279, winner Chantel Wiese, sold by Penticton Air Cadets

2nd Prize – ticket #1625, winner Val Polukoshko, sold by Summerland Air Cadets

3rd Prize – ticket #1721, winner Kendal McKelvie, sold by Summerland Air Cadets

2018 Duck Drop – Mission Accomplished!

The ducks dropped today in Penticton’s Gyro Park.  Around 150 people were on hand to watch the ducks drop from the MacVicar Signs bucket truck.  This year was a new format for the event, and we definitely learned alot to make next year’s drop even better.

Here are the winners!

1st Prize – Rob Cocar, sold by Kelowna U16B Fastball

2nd Prize – Rod Elder, sold by Kelowna U19B Fastball

3rd Prize – Rae Hussell, sold by Summerland U10 Softball

Over $17,000 was raised, benefitting local youth groups and the Pediatric Ward of the Penticton Regional Hospital.  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or attended the drop.  And a huge shout out to WestJet and MacVicar Signs!

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.

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.

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.