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Duck Derby!

What’s cuter than a little yellow rubber ducky?

Answer: A bunch of cute little yellow rubber duckies racing against each other at Canalside!

The Rotary Club of Buffalo, an organization that promotes the mantra “Service Above Self”, is hosting the inaugural Rubber Duck Derby. Starting at 11:30am on Sunday, participants can come down to Canalside and adopt a rubber ducky to race. The derby will start at the “Blue Line Bridge”.


Lead rubber ducky named “Rudy” will be present, setting the pace for the rest of the rubber duckies to follow. Donations raised during the day will go towards various Buffalo feel good projects. In the past, The Rotary Club of Buffalo has raised funds for projects that include Rotary Rink, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse, Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Programs, Literacy Volunteers, Cradle Beach, and Buffalo Police Athletic Association (PAL).


WHAT? Buffalo’s First-Ever Rubber Duck Derby!

WHEN? Sunday, August 23, 2015

TIME? Festivities start at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE? The Canals @Canalside • Buffalo

COST? FREE to attend • Duck/$5 donation each

PRIZES? First $250 • Second $125 • Third $75

Adopt now! | Also see Facebook | @buffalo_rotary

BRO side note: This could be the start of the movement to bring “Rubber Duck” to Buffalo. See article posted in 2014.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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