Hundreds of people turned out for the 2011 Rubber Duck Derby today [June 5]. Thousands of rubber ducks took to the waters of Ordnance Island in St. George’s, with the Corporate Duck Race kicking off the racing at 3pm, followed by the Youth, Pamper Me and Family Rubber Duck Races.
After the ducks were poured into the water, swimmers and canoeists manipulated the waters to push the bevy of rubber ducks across the waters to finish by the ‘Deliverance’. After the ducks finished their ‘ocean crossing’, they were taken out of the water and the winners were recorded.
In addition to the Duck Derby, there were food stalls, a bouncy castle, games, face painting, as well as baked goods and live entertainment.
The fun filled event serves to raise funds for charity, and is sponsored by BELCO. Linda Smith, BELCO Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations said, “BELCO is pleased to sponsor The Rubber Duck Derby. It provides a fun way for the community to assist Agape House, the Island’s only inpatient hospice facility.”
Friends of Hospice is a registered charity providing support for Bermuda’s only inpatient hospice facility, Agape House. Located on the grounds of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Paget, Agape House is part of Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Medical Programme. The hospice was originally established in April 1990, under the direction of Mrs. Hilary Soares, with a mission is to provide quality end of life care.
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