Ducky Race 2020

On Saturday September 12th the Chedabucto Curling Club held their Annual Ducky Race. This event would normally occur during Come Home Week in conjunction with the Annual Chicken Barbecue which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Although the water was shallow in the brook next to the club, we were able to release a record number (1,000) of bright yellow ducks and allowed them to voyage down the brook to the finish line. Prior to the race our master duck handler Kay Chisholm made sure that all the ducks were swimmers. An attempt was made to use a live Facebook video so all who could not make it to the event could watch it live. Unfortunately the live feed cutout just before the finish line. We also did a video of the event taken by Holly’s daughter Robin.  

This year’s winners were:

1st place: Alistair Brow $500.00
2nd place: Iris Stanley $200.00
3rd place: Kenneth Connolly $100.00

The club would like to thank all those who supported this event by either
helping with race or purchasing tickets.

Here is the video link: 


Our annual Ducky Race will be held this year on Sat. Sept. 12th. See the following email from Ray below: as usual the race is tide dependant.

Our curling club’s annual duckie race is scheduled for Sept 12 due to COVID-19.  (no chicken BBQ this year). Duckie race tickets are being distributed to members with emphasis that all duckie race tickets must be sold. The curling club needs your assistance more that ever due to its dire financial needs because of COVID-19.

What is going to happen this curling season is still anyone’s guess and will be dependent on the NS Health Authorities’ directions. What is a harsh reality is that the Chedabucto CC’s bills do exist. Some examples: insurance ($6930 – now on monthly payments), taxes ($1422.22 – still owed), Nova Scotia Power ($14,373.29 – based on last season), owed to RBC for ice scraper ($3500 with interest being added), and the list could continue.

To enable the sold tickets to be recorded TICKETS must be returned by August 29. Tickets may be left at Kay’s or Maurice’s or mailed to either. Also, if you do not receive tickets please contact Kay or Maurice for some of their extras.

Kay Chisholm, 3698 Antigonish – Guysborough Road, Havendale, NS B0H 1G0
Maurice Landry, 11151 Hwy 16, Riverside, NS B0H 1G0

Thank you and STAY WELL!