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The Boys and Girls Club of Crowsnest Pass wrapped up its 2011 fundraising campaign with its first annual Duck Race on Saturday, July 16th.
All 1,200 rubber ducks in the race were sold prior to the race, generating almost $6,000 in funds for the club.
“The duck race was very successful,” said Club Treasurer Scott Warris. “We will definitely be repeating that again next year.”
The first duck to cross the finish line was purchased by Ian McKenzie of Blairmore, who won a canoe equipment package.
The second duck was purchased by Amanda Wahl of Coleman, who won a new barbecue from Sears.
Third place, a Great Canadian Barn Dance family package, went to Janet Beadle of Fort McMurray.
A Boys and Girls Club merchandise package was also awarded to Lorna Devlin of Lundbreck, who had the last duck to cross the finish line.
The ducks were released into the Crowsnest River from the centre access bridge in Blairmore.
From there, they travelled downstream to the finish line at the rest area in Frank, with occasional help from volunteers in canoes fishing them out of eddies and embankments.
 

Board members and club volunteers collected the final ducks approximately four hours after the race began.
On July 16th, the club also announced the winners of its Rocky Mountain Adventure Raffle, the other major fundraiser for the season.
The first place helicopter adventure trip for two, courtesy of Hy-Ridge Helicopters, was awarded to Dennis Nobiss of Sparwood.
Second prize, a guided fly fishing trip and equipment for two from Crowsnest Café and Fly Shop, went to Babs Lucas of Vancouver.
Lastly, the third place fly fishing gear prize pack was awarded to Valerie Nolan of Coleman.
The club also raised funds on the weekend through sales of lemonade and bottled water for $2 each.
Through a combination of efforts, as well as donations from several businesses, the club raised more than $25,000 in total during the course of the campaign.
“The campaign was quite successful,” said Warris. “Plus, I feel we increased the awareness of the Boys and Girls Club within the community considerably.”
For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Crowsnest Pass, visit www.bgccnp.com, or call the club at 403-562-8664, or email info@bgccnp.com.
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