Hospice Launches New Rubber Duck Race Event as part of Belle River Sunsplash Festival

June 2023

Join us for our newest fundraising event, The Hospice Rubber Duck Race. This event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the Lakeview Park West Beach in Belle River, along the canal.

On Saturday, July 15th at 12:00 noon, 4,000 numbered rubber ducks will splash into the water, competing to be the first duck to float across the finish line. This new, family-friendly event, will be a part of the Belle River Sunsplash weekend of fun, and thanks to support from the Lakeshore Fire Department, the “duck drop” will be a sight to see!

Tickets that correspond to the numbered ducks will be sold for $5.00 each. Dive into the fun by purchasing a duck ticket for your chance to win $1,750 in cash prizes. The first duck paddling across the Finish Line wins $1,000, Second Place wins $500 and Third Place wins $250. Winning tickets for the Rubber Duck race will be announced once the race is complete, and winners do not have to be present to win.

Bring your friends and family to watch the race and cheer your duck on to victory!  

All proceeds from this event will directly support care for Hospice patients and families across Windsor and Essex County.

“We are so excited to announce this new family-friendly event, that not only brings our community together, but supports our patients and families along the way,” says Nancy Brockenshire, Hospice Executive Director.

Help us make a splash for Hospice!

For more information about the Hospice Rubber Duck Race, go to our website at: www.thehospice.ca/event/rubber-duck-race/

To purchase your duck in advance, please call (226) 348-0768.

For more information please contact:

Katharen Bortolin

Director, Community Engagement and Advancement, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County   

519.995.8609 | kbortolin@thehospice.ca

The Hospice provides care at no cost in our two Hospice Residences (Windsor and Erie Shores/Leamington), through the Community Palliative Medicine Program and through our Wellness Programs and Services. With only partial government funding, it has been through the generous support of our community that Hospice has become the first palliative hospice village in North America. Over time, our Hospice has adapted to meet the needs of the community, and continues to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, now and into the future.