Posted by Richard Jones RC Frankston Peninsula 2.0

608 ducks went out one day, over the bridge and far away”, racing down the waters of Kananook Creek Frankston in the inaugural Rotary Frankston Peninsula 2.0 Duck Derby proudly sponsored and supported by Urban DC and Harbour Frankston.
Watched on by crowds on the banks and bridges at the Waterfront Festival, the 608 ducks calmly drifted down the Creek.  First duck home was “owned” by 8 year old Mack who won a $1,000 shopping voucher at Karingal Hub Shopping Centre donated by Urban DC, second place winner Lily, a terrier, won $200 Village Cinema voucher and third place prize a $100 Village Cinema voucher was won by Pippa.  Nine other lucky “owners” received vouchers donated by local cafes and restaurants.
Enthusiastically supported by members of Frankston High’s Interactors, the “Sweaty Ducks” Frankston Peninsula 2.0 raised over $6,000 to be distributed to local groups involved in the environment and activities around the Waterfront and Bay including Aware Animal Rescue, Dolphin Research Centre, Beach Patrol 3199, Mornington Peninsula Triathletics Club, Frankston Scouts – who provided support on the Creek on the day – and Frankston Life Saving Club.
Thank you to everybody who supported this event, buying tickets for ducks and supporting local groups and businesses.  Thank you also to RC Ocean Grove for their advice on how to run a duck race and for organizing the hire of 1,200 mercenary ducks from Barwon Heads.