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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.

Introducing the South Okanagan KIN Club!!

It is OFFICIAL!! The Penticton Kinette Club is now the SOUTH OKANAGAN KIN CLUB!! We are a men’s and women’s service group ‘Serving the Communities Greatest Needs’ from Summerland to Osoyoos. Keep posted for more information about our exciting events coming up over the next couple of months.

Want to be part of the excitement?  Visit our Contact Us page to send us a note – we would love to meet you!Canada Rocks

 

As We Pause to Remember…..

Logo-PortraitsOfHonourAs we pause to remember those who have fallen in wars fought long ago, most Canadians’ thoughts will also turn to those soldiers who lost their live just this year on our home soil.

Please also take time to remember those who came home from war broken, physically and emotionally, whether they be 40 or 90 years old.

The Kin Canada National service project Portaits of Honour raises funds for the families of those soldiers who did not return from Afghanistan, and to support those soldiers who returned with life-changing physical injuries and emotional trauma.

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Note: Picture and Logo copied from Portraits of Honour website