Ducks in a row for Saturday's race

Rotary Club takes its ducks to water in annual Buck a Duck race.

Rotary Club takes its ducks to water in annual Buck a Duck race.

DUCKS READY TO RACE: Boyd Wilton with Life Education Trust mascot Harold the giraffe and a selection of ducks, including a mallard that will contest the Big Buck a Duck race. Picture by Liam Clayton

DUCKS are set to fly from the Peel Street Bridge on Saturday when they are launched in the annual Buck a Duck race organised by the Rotary Club of Gisborne.

Punters pay $5 for the small yellow rubber ducks, with proceeds going to the Life Education Trust, a charity the Rotary Club has supported since it began.

In the Big Buck a Duck race, larger mallard ducks are sold to businesses for $200 and the ducks can be painted and have a branded sail attached. Money raised from this race goes towards youth projects in the community, and in past years has provided Outward Bound scholarships and Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti sport leadership scholarships.

The race starts at 2pm, with entertainment from 1.30pm.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the entrance to Countdown or before the event on the day.

“The Gisborne community always shows their generosity by both supporting the duck race financially and enjoying the race event," said event organiser Boyd Wilton.

"The Rotary Club of Gisborne would like to thank them as we strive to assist with youth projects in our region.”

DUCKS are set to fly from the Peel Street Bridge on Saturday when they are launched in the annual Buck a Duck race organised by the Rotary Club of Gisborne.

Punters pay $5 for the small yellow rubber ducks, with proceeds going to the Life Education Trust, a charity the Rotary Club has supported since it began.

In the Big Buck a Duck race, larger mallard ducks are sold to businesses for $200 and the ducks can be painted and have a branded sail attached. Money raised from this race goes towards youth projects in the community, and in past years has provided Outward Bound scholarships and Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti sport leadership scholarships.

The race starts at 2pm, with entertainment from 1.30pm.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the entrance to Countdown or before the event on the day.

“The Gisborne community always shows their generosity by both supporting the duck race financially and enjoying the race event," said event organiser Boyd Wilton.

"The Rotary Club of Gisborne would like to thank them as we strive to assist with youth projects in our region.”

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