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Monday, 04 June 2012 15:18

Southwest Crisis Services fundraiser Sunday was just ducky

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The 24th Annual Duck Derby held June 3, 2012 proved to be one to remember, with about $7500 in net proceeds from the event.


“We are thrilled with the support for this year’s event,” said Southwest Crisis Services Executive Director Teresa Cole. “The money raised by this year’s Duck Derby is a record for our organization and double what we typically make on the fundraiser, so it was a wonderful day,” she continued.

Cole noted that several factors contributed to the event’s success, including the major donation of the flight prize from WestJet and a great turnout at the Innovation Credit Union “Picnic Inn the Park”. “We are so grateful to our prize sponsors this year: Pioneer Co-op, Canadian Tire, M&M Meat Shops and WestJet,” noted Cole. “The other people we really want to thank are all of the people across the southwest who purchased tickets; the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current for ticket sales and race logistics; Innovation Credit Union for ticket sales and publicity for the event; the Wheatland Mall for our sales venue; numerous businesses around the city who handled tickets for us; and our own amazing SWCS staff, Board, and volunteers who sold tickets and helped at the event itself.”

Proceeds from this year’s event will support a number of programs co-ordinated out of the Safe Shelter, including the Safe Shelter itself, 24-Hour Crisis Line, Outreach support programs for Women and Children, and Genesis House second-stage housing. Southwest Crisis Services provides violence prevention education and support services for those experiencing abuse and crisis across the southwest.    


The lucky winners this year all happened to be from outside the city:
WestJet Round Trip for Two: Dwight L’Heureux, Ponteix
$750 Pioneer Co-op gift card: Jane McCrea, Val Marie
Barbeque from Canadian Tire: Andy Laturnus, Val Marie
$300 M&M Meats Shops gift certificate: Henry Little, Hazlet

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