Kingscliff Rotary president Nathan Williams is ready to get quacking.
Kingscliff Rotary president Nathan Williams is ready to get quacking. Contributed

Duck race to raise funds for park upgrade

WITH the Rotary duck race set to hit Kingscliff waters this month, the Kingscliff Rotarians will take to Cudgen Creek on Sunday the 13th to sell the racing ducks.

Kingscliff Rotary Club will be selling the ducks by the creek a week before the event this year, in an attempt to break 2012's record of 800 sold ducks.

"Last year we sold 800 ducks, but this year I'm confident we'll be able to sell over a thousand" the club's president Nathan Williams said.

The event, now in its second year, is part of the Rotary Club's initiative to support the Tweed Shire Council's plans to upgrade the Ed Parker Rotary Park.

"The proposed plans will fix the parking position, add more parks and place viewing platforms along the water's edge," Mr Williams said.

The race will pitch hundreds of rubber ducks in a downstream battle with the winner getting a shot at an array of prizes, including a car donated by Victory Ford Motors, and cash prizes of up to $1000.

The ducks won't be the only thing racing come October 20th, with a stand up paddle board and kayak dash added to the card, as well as best dressed and best looking duck both offering prizes.

"The day is about good old family fun … and rais(ing) funds that will 100% be put back into the community" Mr Williams said.

If you can't make it to Cudgen on the 13th, head to rotaryduckrace.com.au to purchase yourself a winning duck. You do not have to be there on race day to win.



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