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Life Education Canterbury Duck Race

Life Education Canterbury Duck Race

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  • Sun 4 Nov ’18, 10:30am – 1:00pm


Victoria Square, Cnr Colombo & Armagh Sts, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Life Education Canterbury Duck Race is a family fun day whereby the Canterbury community can support Life Education, enjoy the event atmosphere and ultimately take part to win some great prizes!

Most importantly, the event is to raise much needed funds to help deliver the Life Education programme to the children in Canterbury.

On Sunday 4 November the event will take place on the beautiful Te Papa Otakaro, Avon River Precinct whereby ducks will be dropped into the Avon River from The Bridge of Remembrance. The ducks will travel downstream 650 metres towards the finish line at Victoria Square.

At Victoria Square there will be a small event village where there will be a Mediaworks BBQ, face painting for the kids and coffee and yummy food vendors and of course Harold the Giraffe. Our host Sue White from the Breeze will be there to entertain us through the day.

There will be two duck races on the day:
Corporate Duck Race: 11:15am - See those businesses that supported the Duck Race compete dressed and decorated to represent their organisation - with great prizes up for grabs!

General Duck Race: 12:00pm - approximately 2000 small rubber ducks will be launched into the river racing for the finish line. These are sold via a raffle system and can be purchased four weeks before the event. On the day if we haven't sold out prior there will be ducks left to purchase 40 minutes before the event, but make sure you bring cash!

Raffle Tickets are available online: www.lifeeducation.org.nz/local-area/canterbury

Raffle Tickets are being sold at the following places by our lovely Rotarians:

Westfield Riccarton (near Westpac) - Sunday 20th October
The Hub Hornby Mall, - Saturday 20th October
New World Halswell - Sunday 22nd October
Northlands Mall (near Countdown) - Saturday 27th October
Eastgate Mall - Saturday 3 November

Otherwise please email me: meri.wynen@lifeed.org.nz, or check out our Facebook page: Life Education Trust - Canterbury

Prizes include:
1st Place: A Family Escape Package at Tekapo, staying at a 3 bedroom apartment at Mantra Lake Tekapo for one night, breakfast at Peppers Bluewater Rakinui Restaurant for up to 6 people,. Family 2 day pass to the hot pools and 2 adult massages at Tekapo spa. A family pass to the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with Tekapo Star Gazing.

2nd: Family Pass to Disney on Ice Extravaganza 2019

3rd: Explore Christchurch Package - fun for the whole family

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