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Day at the Duck Race 2020

24 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm


The Kiffness supports the cause with its first public appearance since lockdown

The Winelands district of Witzenberg in the Western Cape, particularly the town of Tulbagh, is no stranger to calamity. Its people are some of the most irrepressible in South Africa and have overcome devastation on more than one occasion. Neither the earthquake of 1969 nor the COVID -19 pandemic of 2020 will get the better of this resilient community who are steadfast in their commitment to support each other and those in need!

Last year the inaugural event raised over twelve thousand Rand for CHAIN Boland, an NPO that oversees 5 towns of the Witzenberg Municipal district – Ceres, Tulbagh, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Wolseley and Op die Berg. It is a pro-life organization, 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 a big 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 ever-popular 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 yet 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. Not forgetting our four-legged friends who need our help too!

Entrance fees cost R150, which includes your duck adoption and can be purchased on web tickets. For an additional R50 event attendees are encouraged to “adopt” additional ducks to race down the “Bointjies” river and increase your chances of winning. South African retail chain, Crazy Store, have sponsored the main race the “Crazy Store Derby” as well as the decoration station where ducks can be decorated and personalised, in order to be identified when participating. Other races include the veterans, kiddies 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. (Corporate event packages also available on request)

Rest assured there will be no compromise in implementing COVID-19 strategies that deal with the identified risks. The event is categorised very low risk with a limited capacity of only five-hundred attendees. Patrons can be assured that their health and safety is a priority.

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.” 


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24 October 2020
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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