What is the Lumsden Duck Derby you ask? Well, it is a fundraiser held each labour day weekend where 25,000 rubber ducks race down the Qu'Appelle River in Lumsden, SK with the top 20 Ducks bringing home prizes for their owners! It is a full day event with a pancake breakfast, parade, beer gardens with live entertainment, trade show, kids area and of course the big race which is started by dropping the 25,000 ducks into the river via a crane!
The Duck Derby raises money for the Lumsden Sports Association. For example last years duck derby along with a new provincial matching grant program managed to raise over $40,000 to help pay down the mortgage on the new iceplant and ice-resurfacer at Lumsden's community owned and operated ice rink, helping to keep down the cost of hockey and figure skating for local families.
The Duck Derby has been running for an amazing 33 years with tickets still at $5.00 a duck! You can purchase tickets online by clicking the link above or at various businesses in Lumsden. You can also find us at the Regina Farmer's Market and all over the town of Lumsden on Race Day!
We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to seeing everyone out in Lumsden Sept 6, 2021 for a great day of events. Please see the schedule page for a list of events and times.