Sunday, May 6, 2018

12th Annual Sooke Ducky Race

I don't have this ducky.

Name: Ducky Race
Interests: Floating
Where to Find: In Sooke, the first Saturday in May.
Brand: Doesn't say
Price: $20.00 for a quack pack (5 duckies to race)

We attended our very first rubber ducky race today. I've always wanted to go to a rubber ducky race. In Grade 8,
when I first started collecttng rubber ducks, my best friend and I bought ducks from Sunridge mall in Calgary. These
ducks were part of a ducky race. I have bought ducks from a ducky race in England before too. I was really looking forward
to buying a Quack pack today, but when we arrived at 11:15 AM all 2500 duckies were sold. Next year, another 500
duckies will be added and I will drive to Sooke to buy early bird ducky tickets.

What is a rubber ducky race?

Ducks are purchased and numbered (usually the money goes to charity) and you are assigned your ducky numbers.
The duck are placed in a body of water. For example, the Sooke River. The first ducky across the finish line is the winner.
The Sooke ducky race had 4 winners with cash prizes.

The ducks took longer to float down the river than I expected and not all the duckies made it across the finish line. Volunteers
kayaked and rescued all the stragglers after the race.

The kids and I were entertained all the way to the end of the event at 3 PM. There were so many ducky games to play
that we didn't even make it to all of them. Here are a few that we played.

 Alicia said this is a duck throwing toast with jam on it.

Duckies packed away in the bins


There were a few ducks that I didn't have. I didn't see anyone selling ducks but there might have been someone
giving them out as prizes at one of the games or there might have been some for sale that we missed. It
would be neat if collectors met up to trade duckies at the event.

I received many compliments on my ducky earrings, necklace and cell phone case.

The kids and I had a great time going quackers today and we are looking forward to next year. Next year, I'll also take some pictures and videos of the ducks floating down the river too.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Surfer Lifeguard Beach Day Ducky

Name: Surfer Lifeguard Beach Day Ducky
Interests: Keeping surfers safe and bird watching/
Where to Find: VarageSale
Brand: Doesn't say
Price: $2.00

Surfer Lifeguard Ducky is extra special because he is my 36th birthday ducky. He enjoys surfing and keeping surfer safe.
He also likes to volunteer for ducking beach day at his kids' school too.

Saltwater is the new hair gel.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Batman Ducky

Name: Batman Ducky
Interests: Watching BatDad.
Where to Find: Zydeco Gifts in Victoria
Brand: Paladone Products and DC Comics
Price: $11.98 (purchased in 2017)

Quote from the box: “Soak in Safety with the Batman Bath Ducky”

No matter what your interest, I guarantee there is a ducky out there for you. Take, for example, Batman Ducky. Who doesn’t like superheros? I love that this duck still looks like a rubber ducky thanks to the perfect shape wings and beak. If superheros really don't do it for you, there are baseball or hockey ducks or any other sport or interest you could ever imagine. Even bowling.

The box advertise taking this ducky in the tub, but I have to advise against this because there is a hole in the bottom, so he will take on water and mold will get inside him (and you won’t be able to see it through him because he is the same colour as mould). Therefore, this ducky could potentially turn a safe bath into a dangerous mould squirting bath.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Old School Airplane Pilot Ducky

Name: Old School Airplane Pilot Ducky
Interests: Flying Private jets.
Where to Find: VarageSale
Brand: No idea
Price: $0.83 
Fisher Price Toys are built to last

Old School Airplane Ducky is the only ducky I own that can swivel his head. He doesn’t have any holes, so I don’t have to worry about mould. He has scrubby spikes on the bottom of him. My daughter suggested he could be a nail brush, but I think he makes a better massager. His hat, goggles and distinguished beak are great too.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Heart Messages Ducky and Mini Vday Duckies

Name: Heart Messages Ducky and Mini Vday Duckies
Interests: Being messengers and helping hook up duckies who need a date.
Where to Find: Michaels at Uptown for the big ducky and Michaels Millstream for the mini ducks
Brand: Creatology
Price: $5.00 and $5.00 for 8 mini ducks

Because nothing says I love you like a rubber ducky.

It’s so exciting that Michaels has had ducks for Valentine’s Day for the past 3 years now. Each year, a new colour is added for the mini ducks. This year the pink is magenta and last year it was a pale pink. This year the duckies have wider bodies and smaller eyes.

Heart Messages Ducky 10 hearts on her and here is what all of her messages say:

  • MWAH!
  • Luv Ya x 2
  • I heart you.
  • BFF! X 2
  • Besties
  • Adorbz
  • #Squad
  • Sweet

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Canadian Lumberjack Duckies

Name: Canadian Lumberjack Duckies
Interests: White Water Rafting
Where to Find: Zydeco Gifts in Victoria
Brand: Oriental Trading Company
Price: $2.98 Each

Lemon William Cypress Tree

I loved watching the cartoon log driver's waltz as a kid. These Duckies work at logging trees up mountains in BC. They enjoy watching off road motorcyclists borrowing the logging roads.They also love camping and being in the forest. The first guy at the very top has a beard. The second guy in the red plaid is holding an axe. The guy at the very bottom is holding a saw.

Friday, December 22, 2017

One Bulb Brighter and Christmas Lights Ducky

Name: One Bulb Brighter and Christmas Lights Ducky
Interests: Detangling lights and doing puzzles
Where to Find: Zydeco Gifts
Brand: Oriental Trading Company
Price: $2.00

Take it one bulb at a time.

It’s so annoying when there is one bulb on the strand that won’t light. The best way to fix this issue is to wrap the lights around your entire body and wiggle each one until it is fixed. Nowadays, the trick is no longer to just replace one bulb and then hope that all the others work. Typically, if one bulb goes in the LED strand then you are just hooped. As we experienced this year, only half of one of our strands of lights lit up.

Thanks to my neighbour Christina for Christmas Lights Ducky (green ducky on the right with the start on his head). I happened to already have One Bulb Brighter Ducky with the Santa hat. They are both great friends with Strung out Ducky.