BBBS brings Duck Race back to Splash Island –


Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Central Plains is thrilled to have this year’s Duck Race returning to Splash Island.

General manager Dawn Froese says they hope the Portagers line up and can buy tickets to show their support. You can buy tickets at MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual, BBBS Central Plains building, United Way and Stride Place.

“If people are new to this, when you buy a raffle ticket, there’s a number on your raffle ticket that corresponds to the corresponding duck,” says Froese. “Then all the ducks that have been sold will be dropped on the water slide, then they will cross the lazy river, and the first three to the finish point will win a prize.”

She mentions that tickets are currently on sale and you can buy one for $5 or three tickets for $10. The event is scheduled for July 1.

She adds that it took a while for BBBS to get back into the swing of things.

“Here in the office, as we start planning, it’s almost like, OK, what are we supposed to do?” said Froese. “It feels like it’s been so long, but we sure appreciate it.”

Prizes include $500 gift cards, tickets to the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and Portage Burrows, and a grand prize of $1,000. BBBS would also like to thank MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual for sponsoring this year’s Duck Race.

To learn more and get involved with BBBS, click here.


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