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Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue hosts Duck Race Fundraiser

Anyone who can swim, boat or paddle on Kootenay Lake it’s reassuring to know that the community-run Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue is there to help.

The BHFR is now asking for your help to ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable summer on the lake.

How can I help the community and BHFR?

The Balfour Harrop Rescue Society (BHRS), in conjunction with the Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Department (BHFR), are embarking on their Annual Duck Race Fun-Raiser, and this year, they are floating one big 4-foot Rubber Duck down the West Arm of Kootenay Lake – from Procter to Harrop.

The 2021 Duck Race takes place on Saturday, July 24, at 10am. The race will launch by Red Wassick Memorial Wharf (A) in Procter and finish by the Harrop-Procter Ferry (B). This is about a 7.5km distance.

The Duck is attached to a floating water-filled 20-gallon drum to keep it weighted.

Tickets are $10 for one, $45 for five, and $85 for 10. They are available at local businesses (Procter General Store, Balfour Superette, Gill & Gift, Jones Boys Boats), BHRS Board Members, Balfour Harrop Fire Rescue Volunteers, or online at BHFR.CA/DUCK-RACE.

To enter, each ticket must provide an answer to the skill testing question: HOW LONG WILL IT

TAKE THE FOUR FOOT RUBBER DUCK TO FLOAT FROM A TO B?

You will need to answer:

HOURS: MINUTES: SECONDS. The person closest to the correct time will win $500 cash.

As well, every ticket will be entered to win additional amazing prizes (over $1500 in value) from local sponsoring businesses.

For this community-supported event to be a success organizers are asking the public to purchase as many tickets as they can. Remember, the more tickets you purchase the better your chances to win, and support water safety.

Come join the fun event on your floating device or from the shore cheering them on and be part of this community funded initiative.