Lifestyle

Ducks Unlimited raises $60,000

Barry Rathburn, co-chair of the Ducks Unlimited Canada Oceanside Committee, holds rifle, auctioned off in Qualicum Beach Saturday, Oct.15. - Submitted Photo
Barry Rathburn, co-chair of the Ducks Unlimited Canada Oceanside Committee, holds rifle, auctioned off in Qualicum Beach Saturday, Oct.15.
— image credit: Submitted Photo

The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) raised $60,000 this month at their fundraising gala at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Wayne Pritchard, BC Provincial Council Chair for DUC said, “this is a wonderful result for our conservation work.”

He said they can leverage the local amount and spend between $240,000 and $300,000 due to matching funds from Ducks Unlimited Inc., their sister company in the U.S., and the North American Waterfowl Management Act funding.

Canada’s leading expert in wetland and wildlife conservation, DUC is active in every province and territory in Canada.

From coast to coast, DUC is on the front lines of conservation and the money the group raises goes towards its many habitat projects. — Submitted

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Integration focus for developmentally disabled
 
Votes provide food sometimes, too
 
Make Spirits Bright with Barkley Sounds Choir
Library celebrates Asian Heritage Month
 
Rotarian honoured for service
 
INTERIOR STYLE- Sheri Peterson
ISLAND WILD: Hot pink now trending on local nature trails
 
Skating the line between fact and fiction
 
Complete Streets work for everyone

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.