The fifth annual Duck Derby will be held on Sunday, June 16, in conjunction with the Opportunity Road Race in the morning and Trails Day in the afternoon.
The duck derby is slated to begin at 1 p.m., with the ducks dropping in the Souris River south of the highway this year in River Park. Tickets are widely available from City Hall, Police Department, Public Works, and the Leisure Department.
The last Duck Derby, in 2017, was a success raising $4,045 as a donation to the Communithon. In the four years the Duck Derby has been held, city employees have donated just under $14,000.
The employees are thankful for all the community support from businesses and residents that they receive at events such as this and are hoping to get the community involved again.
Tickets cost one for $5, three for $10 or 10 for $30. All the money from selling duck tickets is divided up with half going to the United Way, a quarter as cash prizes and the balance to cover the event expenses.
The Weyburn and District United Way branch is closed, however they are working with United Way of Regina who was previously providing assistance and support for the Weyburn branch. All donations received locally will continue to be invested locally within the Weyburn community, which is still a huge benefit to the community.