THE 2015 CEDAR LAKES CHARITY DUCK RACE EVENT
Sunday, 8th November marked the 2nd year of the Cedar Lakes Charity Duck Race as part of fundraising towards our Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge 2015. Initially the idea of Rob Nicolson started a year ago and now a joint effort with 3 of our cyclists who reside on the estate. This event takes months of planning, sponsor hunting, gift searching, sourcing of ducks to race, etc. We extend our gratitude to all those that helped us with the planning of this event throughout the year.
The day kicked off early with enthusiastic “Cedarlakians” purchasing their ducks and decorating them with immense effort and great attention to detail. It was fantastic to see some of the Dads’ getting in on the action and putting on the final touches to their children’s beautiful ducks.
As always, the technical side of the duck race is the most difficult! It takes great effort in assessing windward and leeward around the dam and exactly where to place the ducks. After great consideration the ducks were carefully placed over the side of the balcony by the clubhouse…..and there they stayed, all stacked up with nowhere to go! It was Rob Hawley and Jayden Gambon to the rescue, tacking and jibing their way to rescue the ducks, with loads of encouragement from the bystanders, each making sure their duck was rescued. Off to the middle of the dam they went and the race began.
Congratulations to the winners in each of the categories, we had 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes plus best decorated duck for the kiddie’s race, the individual race as well as our very generous corporate participants. Congratulations to Chilli Tree who will be keepers of the floating trophy handed over from our previous Corporate Winners, SIS Global. Thanks to all our corporate sponsors that participated – BrandSync, Chili Tree Spices, Crossman Pape & Associate, Dynamic Textiles, LSC, Palladium Accounting & SIS Global.
Prizes were generously donated by Barnyard Cresta, Chilli Tree Cresta, Dfine Fitness, Entertainment Books, Fourways Chiropractors, Lego, SIS Global, Sorbet Fourways Mall and some private individuals who generously donated bottles and gifts for the day – thank you!
Special thanks to Southern Spoor Marketing, who donated a fantastic weekend away for 2 to at The Maropeng Boutique Hotel, a 2 night stay including dinner and breakfast. Well done Michael Coad for being a great sport and offering the highest amount for this prize in our auction.
Post-race, we had the pleasure of being entertained with background tunes played by Lloyd and Ralph Daniel, thanks guys for donating your time for the event. The day ended off with some fun games like egg & spoon races, musical chairs, etc. but the men’s musical statues had to be the funniest!
It really was a scorcher of a day and IMAGINE thanks the Lifestyle committee, in particular Jane Corrigan and Catherine Permuy as well as all the people who came down and supported us on the day, you really did make a difference! Thanks to Lanser & Gary and their team from the clubhouse for keeping us hydrated and fed, to Willem for his assistance in setting up on the day and to Sean Permuy for once again being our MC.
IMAGINE Charity raised R16, 404 from this fun filled fundraiser!