Day At The Duck Race 2020 promises to be “Kiff”


ORGANISERS of the second annual Day At The Duck Race are excited to announce the event will go ahead on October 24, 2020 at Essere Lodge, Tulbagh, from 10am till 7pm- under strict health and safety regulations in accordance to Covid-19 event protocols. The Kiffness will play their first live performance since lockdown at the event.

Last year the inaugural event raised more than R12000 for CHAIN Boland, an NPO that oversees five towns in the Witzenberg Municipal district – Ceres, Tulbagh, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Wolseley and Op die Berg. It is a pro-life organisation, with a focus on rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing animals. As a non-profit organisation it relies on donations of the public and private sector. This year, the event organisers aim to raise R25 000 for the charity.

Having made an impact on the social media scene during lockdown, frontman of the band The Kiffness, David Scott, has been at the forefront of entertainment during the pandemic with his parodies since March, which had a record number of views at the time.

The owners of Essere Lodge (owners of rescues themselves) have opened their property again, to host the fund-raiser. Attendees can expect a wonderful day out in the country, with lots of fun for people of all ages, plenty of food and refreshments and of course, the best in local entertainment. Besides providing the town with a much-needed financial boost, vendors of the event are local small-business owners who need your support.

Entrance fee is R150, which includes your rubber duck “adoption” and can be purchased on Webtickets. For an additional R50, attendees are encouraged to adopt additional ducks to race down the “Bointjies”river and increase their chances of winning. South African retail chain, Crazy Store, has sponsored the main race as well as the decoration station where ducks can be decorated and personalised, to be more easily identified while participating. Other races include the veterans, children’s and corporate races.

The owner of the winning duck will receive R5000 in prize money. In addition to the public race, this year there are corporate sponsorships available, at R1000 per duck, with a cash prize of R10 000 to the winning corporate.

The event is categorised very low risk with a limited capacity of only 500 attendees. Event organiser Gavin Meiring comments: “We are taking the utmost precautions by providing ample plans that have been submitted for approval by the relevant authorities to form part the Event Safety Plan required for low risk events categorised by the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (SASREA). We are excited about the potential to host Tulbagh’s first public event since March this year and hope to host a much-needed fun family day out.”

For more information, go to: Facebook @dayattheduckrace or Instagram: Giveaducktulbagh

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