Our Annual Duck Race was held earlier in the month. We ask our community to purchase a duck from the Silverstream sales office or Urban Revival, and come down to Butchers Bridge at 11am on what is always a beautiful Spring Sunday. We firstly hold the `Best Dressed Duck Competition’n with categories ranging from Pre-school to Adult, and then the ducks race down the river in three races in a bid to claim the duck race winning trophy! The Dress-up part of the event is taken extremely seriously with some amazingly creative costumes and out of town judges brought in to ensure impartiality on the decision-making.
Using our Community to do Good for the Greater Community…
It was so good to see over 145 ducks sold and so many spectators lining the riverbank! We started our annual duck race for our community to connect and get out and meet people, to get family and friends together and to utilise our fantastic stream which we all cherish. This year we decided to use the popularity of the duck race to raise some money for a charity that does so much for the residents of Kaiapoi and throughout the Waimakariri.
This year we sold our ducks for $2 or a donation of non-perishable food, donating everything to the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust. They were thrilled to pick-up over $300 and four huge boxes of food for their Trust. We love how community minded and kind Silverstream is.
Nothing Would ever Happen Without Volunteers and Sponsors…
And we have them in spades here at Silverstream Subdivision. We thank everyone who brought a stick or broom down to the stream on the day of the duck race to help any lost or stuck ducks along. A huge thank you to our social club, especially the ones braving the cooler temperatures of the river to stop and retrieve all our little yellow friends – what a team!
Englefield Ducks donated some of the ducks and does so annually, it is companies like them that make events happen! We had some amazing donated prizes this year so thank you to our Sponsors:
Devcorp Limited – Willowbank family annual pass worth $156. Silverstream Pharmacy – Gift Basket. New World Kaiapoi – Gift baskets for two prizes. Purple Orchid – Candle. Lime Developments – Mega Air Voucher, a Adrenaline Park Voucher and our Winner Trophies. Le Plaisir – $100 gift voucher. CBK Craft Bar and Kitchen Kaiapoi – $100 gift voucher. Naya Supermarket – Lollies and treats for all.