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.
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.
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!
As 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.
Note: Picture and Logo copied from Portraits of Honour website