Falecia Tait, a former Terrace resident who now lives in Prince George was this year’s top prize winner. (submitted photo/Rotary Club of Terrace)

Falecia Tait, a former Terrace resident who now lives in Prince George was this year’s top prize winner. (submitted photo/Rotary Club of Terrace)

Prince George resident wins $25,000 in Terrace Wild Duck Race

The Rotary Club of Terrace held a ticket raffle in place of the race and raised $72,280

Former Terrace Resident Falecia Tait, who now lives in Prince George, took the top prize of $25,000 this year for Rotary Club of Terrace’s Wild Duck Race.

The annual race — which sees thousands of plastic ducks dropped into the Skeena River as part of the competition – did not take place for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The club held a ticket raffle in place of the annual Riverboat Days Wild Duck Race to raise funds for its charitable causes.

Club Treasurer Rich Toomey said ticket sales were as brisk as ever this year, with the club reporting gross revenues of $72,280.

After expenses are deducted, including paying out the top prize of $25,000, the club will use the proceeds to support projects both here in Terrace and around the world.

The second prize winner – which consisted of a half hour helicopter ride courtesy of Canadian Helicopters Ltd — was Erick Christiansen.

Ashley Phillips won the third prize (a $500 gift card from Safeway) and Tom Radek claimed the fourth prize (a $500 gift card from Canadian Tire).