Get a few Lions together with a couple–thousand rubber ducks in a slippery river on a beautiful August afternoon, and watch out…someone is going to get wet!
Adopt A Ducky!
The Vancouver Lions Club Duck Derby is fund–raising event that benefits the Club's sight and vision programs through the the Club's foundation, the Vancouver Lions Foundation.
You can participate in the Duck Derby by adopting a Ducky— $5.00 for a single Ducky, $20.00 for a five–Ducky “Quack Pack”, $100.00 for a whole “Flock” of 25 Duckies!
For each Ducky you sponsor you receive a ticket with a number that corresponds to another ticket that will be attached to a highly trained, race ready, rubber Ducky.
On race day, the adopted Duckies (only Duckies that have a sponsor are permitted to race!) will be released into one of our local streams (which will be determined a little closer to race day— stay tuned) at the same time, and will race with the current for a finish line a few hundred yards downstream.
The more Duckies you adopt the greater the chance you will win a prize. There is no limit to the number of Duckies you can adopt.
Ducky adoption tickets are available from any Vancouver Lion. Or, go high–tech and send an email to the Head Duck and tell her how many Duckies you want to adopt.
Win A Prize!
Prizes are awarded to the sponsors of the Duckies in the order the Duckies finish the race.
Prizes are donated and the list changes frequently as additional donations are made. The final list of prizes—the order in which the prizes will be distributed to the winning Duckies—will be determined by a Duck Derby Committee prior to the start of the race.
In addition to sponsoring a Ducky, you may donate a prize or donate cash for a prize that the Duck Derby Committee will purchase for the race. Prize sponsors will be posted at the race site and will be included in advertising and pre–race literature. If you want to make a prize donation to the Vancouver Lions Club Duck Derby, or a cash donation to the Vancouver Lions Club or the Vancouver Lions Foundation, please send an email to the Duck Derby Committee.
Why wait? You can sponsor a prize for the next Duck Derby today!
All prizes awarded to the sponsors of winning Duckies are donated to the cause— The more prize donations the club receives, the greater the odds your adopted Ducky will win you a prize.
79 prizes were donated to the last Duck Derby, which means the first 79 Duckies that finished the race won their sponsors the following prizes:
|1||0160||1-Week stay at Sun River Stone Ridge Townhouse||1,000|
|3||1221||Total Wine & More Private Wine Class for 20||500|
|4||0418||Heathman Lodge 1 night stay||250|
|5||0883||Homewood Suites 1 night stay||200|
|6||0898||Red Lion on the Water 1 night stay with river view||200|
|7||0031||Gift Certificate for Erik Runyan Jewelers||100|
|8||1658||$100 Gift Card to Morgan Jewlelers||100|
|9||1274||90-Minute Massage at Vancouver Massage||110|
|10||1473||36" Hand-crafted Raggedy Ann Doll||100|
|11||1602||Mackenzie's Treasures Jewelry Certificate||75|
|12||1369||Two Bottles of Cascade Cliffs Wine||75|
|13||0749||Two Bottles of Cascade Cliffs Wine||75|
|14||1499||Two Bottles of Cascade Cliffs Wine||75|
|15||1418||Two Bottles of Cascade Cliffs Wine||75|
|16||0735||Golf Lesson with PGA pro Jack Young||75|
|17||1255||Two Gift Cards for Azteca Mexican Restaurant||60|
|18||1017||Gift Certificate to Divine Consign||50|
|19||0807||Gift Certificate to Divine Consign||50|
|20||0502||Gift Coupons for Grant House Restaurant||50|
|21||0961||Main Event Growler, 2 Pint Glasses, 1 Growler Fill||50|
|22||0882||Two Dinners at Who-Song & Larry's Restaurant||50|
|23||1305||Two Bottles of Three Brothers Wine||50|
|24||0863||Two Bottles of Three Brothers Wine||50|
|25||0489||Two Bottles of Three Brothers Wine||50|
|26||1032||Travelon Computer Briefcase||50|
|27||1456||Main Street Day Spa Refreshing Facial||45|
|28||1449||Two Bottles of Tribunal Red Wine||40|
|29||1433||Hair Options Gift Certificate||40|
|30||1503||Oasis Nails and Spa Gift Certificate||40|
|31||1033||Peterson Automotive - One Oil Change||35|
|32||1520||Christine's Restaurant Gift Certificate||30|
|33||1415||Christine's Restaurant Gift Certificate||30|
|34||1396||Gift Certificate to Duck Tails Restaurant||25|
|35||1612||Gift Certificate to Tommy' Os Pacific Rim Bistro||25|
|36||1699||Gift Certificate to Tommy' Os Pacific Rim Bistro||25|
|37||0820||Gift Card to Lapellah Restaurant||25|
|38||0700||Gift Certificate to Outback Restaurant||25|
|39||0353||Gift Certificate to Shorty's Garden and home||25|
|40||1385||Gift Certificate to Shorty's Garden and home||25|
|41||1253||Gift Certificate to Shorty's Garden and home||25|
|42||1220||Gift Certificate to Shorty's Garden and home||25|
|43||0837||Gift Certificate to Ben's Bottle Shop||25|
|44||0805||Gift Certificate to Ben's Bottle Shop||25|
|45||1236||Gift Card for BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse||25|
|46||0738||Gift Card for BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse||25|
|47||1238||Urban Barnhouse Full Size Park Hill Candle||25|
|48||1261||Gift Card for Chuck's Produce||25|
|49||0812||Gift Certificate to NYC Pizzeria||25|
|50||1026||Gift Certificate for Fred Meyer||25|
|51||1512||Gift Certificate for Garside Florist||25|
|52||1408||25 Rock Bucks to The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen||25|
|53||0081||LaBottega Restaurant Certificate||20|
|54||1054||Bi-Mart Gift Card||20|
|55||0647||Hot Lather Straight Razor Shave by Tammie||20|
|56||0821||Burgerville Gift Cards||20|
|57||0091||Round Table Clubhouse 1 Large Pizza||20|
|58||1666||Round Table Clubhouse 1 Large Pizza||20|
|59||1550||Burgerville Gift Cards||15|
|60||1696||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|61||1623||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|62||1318||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|63||0770||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|64||0264||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|65||0894||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|66||0496||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|67||1495||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|68||1315||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|69||1384||Pita Pit Gift Card||8|
|70||0859||Round Table Clubouse Appetizer||6|
|71||1452||Round Table Clubouse Appetizer||6|
|72||1538||Round Table Clubouse Appetizer||6|
|73||1592||Round Table Clubouse Appetizer||6|
|74||1366||Round Table Clubouse Appetizer||6|
|75||1566||Two 5 oz Yo Licious Frozen Yogurt||5|
|76||0625||Two 5 oz Yo Licious Frozen Yogurt||5|
|77||0768||Two 5 oz Yo Licious Frozen Yogurt||5|
|78||0630||Two 5 oz Yo Licious Frozen Yogurt||5|
|79||0632||Two 5 oz Yo Licious Frozen Yogurt||5|
We want to thank all of our partners for their support of the Vancouver Lions Club Duck Derby!
What time do the ducks race? The festivities begin at 12:00 noon and the ducks begin their race at 1:00 p.m.
How do my ducks get in the water? Prior to the duck race, volunteers place numbered tags on every rubber Ducky that plans to race, all 2,000! Each number corresponds to someone who has adopted a Ducky. On race day, volunteers carry all the ducks to the river and then dump them in at the start of the race!
How will I know if my duck wins? The Vancouver Lions Club will contact you using the information you provided with your Ducky adoption.
Can I adopt a duck for my child? Ducky adoptions must be made in the name of an adult, age 18 or older.
Are they real ducks or rubber ducks? Really?
What happens to all the ducks after the race? Volunteers collect the ducks from the River, give them each a warm bath, crate them up and send them on to the next race.
Once I adopt a duck, do I get to keep it? No, your adopted Ducky will race for your chance to win fabulous prizes. You will not be able to keep the Ducky after the race.
Do I need to be present to win? No, but it's a lot of fun to attend Race Day!
Is there an admission fee for the Duck Derby? No. All activities, entertainment, and give–a–ways are free on Race Day.
How much do ducks cost? Single Ducky: $5.00; Quack Pack (5 ducks for the price of 4): $20.00; Flock of Ducks (get 25 Duckies in the race for the price of 20): $100.00.