Ducks, CRABS make best of wet weather

The winners of last year’s Bermagui CRABS Duck Race are plucked from the water.

The winners of last year’s Bermagui CRABS Duck Race are plucked from the water.


Nice weather for ducks!

It’s that time of the year again when 1000 yellow plastic ducks take to the Bermagui River to raise money for cancer charities.

The latest community event of the local Cancer Research Advocate Bikers (CRABS) will see the release of the huge flock of plastic ducks on August 31.

The first two ducks across the line will win cash prizes for their happy sponsor/owner.

There will also be a prize for the lucky last duck.

The event will start at noon at the Bermagui Bridge, with a fun afternoon guaranteed for all.

As well as the ducks, there’ll be a sausage sizzle and a jumping castle for kids.

The fiercely competitive plastic ducks can be purchased on the day, from CRABS members and at business supporters, or by contacting the organisers via the CRABS website, www.crab.org.au.

The family event will also see CRABS make their latest donations  to Cancer Council NSW and Bega Valley CanAssist.

Bermagui CRABS president Mike Power will present cheques for $15,000 to Cancer Council NSW and $5000 to Can Assist.

“We are totally overwhelmed by the generosity of people and businesses throughout the Far South Coast,” Mr Power said.

“That generosity enables us to continue to provide material support to the great work being carried out by Can Assist and Cancer Council NSW.”

The upcoming presentations will bring the total donations to the two organisations through CRABS to over $175,000 in just five years. 

“Our group has grown from a handful of members to now nearly 100 members spread up and down the Far South Coast and beyond,” Mr Power said.

“Our base remains in Bermagui, but we are now an active group throughout the region and also supporting the establishment of new CRAB clubs in Victoria and New South Wales.”

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