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Ducky 500 37th Annual Canada Day Race

About Ducky 500

2024 marks the 37th Anniversary of the Comox Rotary Ducky 500! We are grateful to the Comox Valley for your continued support. Ticket proceeds will go to help four important needs in our community: homelessness, youth, environment, and health.

In past years, Comox Rotary provided the seed money and initial impetus for the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society. The WeCanShelter project, started by our club, built four shipping container homes and the project continues successfully under the We Can Shelter Society. Our most recent collaborative project was the Comox Valley Child Development Association Accessibility Ramp project.

The Race

At 1PM we set 4,000 ducks loose in the river at Condensory Bridge. They then race towards the finish line at the 5th Street Bridge, where our Duck wranglers will fish them out of the river. The first eight ducks to make it past the finish line show the prize winners, who will be contacted shortly afterward.
This is an environmentally friendly race as our ducks have been used for many years in a row.


Tickets will be available for purchase via this website on May 1st. They’ll also be available in person around the community,… keep your eyes open for our blue tent!

Single Ticket for $20
3-Ticket Pack for $55
5-Ticket Pack for $75

Tickets may be sold and purchased in British Columbia only. Orders will not be accepted via the Internet from anyone outside the Province of British Columbia.

# of Total Tickets 4000


All proceeds support worthy local causes.


First Prize, Tofino Luxury (Valued at $5240)

3 Nights at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, plus $3000 cash.

Three nights accommodation for 2 in a deluxe guest room in the Wickaninnish on the Beach Building, complementary valet parking and wifi. Valid Oct 1 2025 thru April 30, 2025 or Oct 1, 2026 thru April 30, 2026 excluding all US and Canadian holiday periods, Valentine’s Day weekend and January closure.

Second Prize, Staycation (Valued at $1781)

1 Night Stay at Crown Isle & Round of Golf + Cart. 4 Hour SUP Rental for Two at Coast Surf Shop. Lunch at Blackfin Pub. Kingfisher Resort Hydropath Spa, & Lunch for Two at Kingfisher Restaurant. Mt Washington Alpine Lift Passes for Two. $200 Local Shopping Spree courtesy of Valley Drywall.

Crown Isle: one night stay in a King Suite, round of golf and shared power cart for 2 people. Subject to availability. Excludes long weekends, expires July 1 2025. Coast Surf Shop: 2 person 4 hour paddle board. Blackfin Pub: $100 gift card. Kingfisher: Hydropath for 2, valid 7 days a week with a blackout between July 1 and Sept 10, 2024 and during Christmas/NY holidays, expiry July 1st, 2025. Lunch at Kingfisher is a $100 gift card courtesy of Valley Drywall. Mt Washington: two 2024/25 season Alpine Lift Passes.

Third Prize, Adventure Tour & Stay (Valued at $1232)

Tide Rip Grizzly bear tour for 2 plus 1 night accommodation at Telegraph Cove Lodge. Valid May, June, Sept 2025.

Fourth Prize, Canadian Tire Gift Card (Valued at $1000)

Fifth Prize, Chef’s Delight (Valued at $649)

Candy Apple Red KitchenAid Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender from Courtenay Appliances.

Sixth Prize, Wildlife and Cultural Tour (valued at $545)

Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours 4 hour Salish Sea Whale Watching tour.

Seventh Prize, Thrifty Foods Smile Cards (valued at $500)

Eighth Prize, Janelle Lee Photography Photo shoot (valued at $325)

One hour photo session with 5 digital images.

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