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Laharum’s Kira-Ly Duplock wins Great Wimmera Duck Race

WONDERFUL GESTURE: Great Wimmera Duck Race winner Kira-Ly Duplock is flanked by event co-ordinator Diana McDonald and Friends of the Foundation committee member Susan Surridge. Kira-Ly took organisers by surprise by donating $200 of her $1000 prize back to the foundation.

WONDERFUL GESTURE: Great Wimmera Duck Race winner Kira-Ly Duplock is flanked by event co-ordinator Diana McDonald and Friends of the Foundation committee member Susan Surridge. Kira-Ly took organisers by surprise by donating $200 of her $1000 prize back to the foundation.

Kira-Ly Duplock, 13, from Laharum has $1000 on a Visa gift card to spend after having the winning duck in Horsham Kannamaroo Festival’s fourth annual charity Great Wimmera Duck Race.
The Horsham College year-seven student then donated $200 of her winnings back to the event. She won from Max Millar from Melbourne, who took home a $500 Visa gift card, and Haven’s Stasinowsky Brothers, who in third place won a $250 Visa gift card.
Kay Schneider, Richard Goudie, Jill Roberts and C. Byerlree won $50 Visa card prizes.
Wimmera Health Care Group’s Friends of the Foundation organised the event, which generated $7000 to go towards improving cancer-treatment facilities in Horsham.
Organisers also reported the biggest crowd on the banks of the Wimmera River since the race’s inception.
They released almost 1900 plastic ducks, all marked with numbers of ticket-holders trying to claim victory by having the first duck to cross the finish line.
ACE Radio presenter Nims Azoor provided commentary for the event and Natimuk Ski Club had water-skiing demonstrations before and after the race.
The duck race was part of an expanded weekend Kannamaroo program which started with a traditional Friday night street party.

WET, WILD AND WILLING: Teenage Natimuk Ski Club members Angus Vincent, top, Jack Milbourne, left, and Archie Bond show their delight in forming a human pyramid during a Kannamaroo Festival skiing demonstration on the Wimmera River in Horsham. A contingent of experienced and novice skiers from the club took part in various activities. There is a move to open the river in Horsham to regulated water-skiing competition and events. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

WET, WILD AND WILLING: Teenage Natimuk Ski Club members Angus Vincent, top, Jack Milbourne, left, and Archie Bond show their delight in forming a human pyramid during a Kannamaroo Festival skiing demonstration on the Wimmera River in Horsham. A contingent of experienced and novice skiers from the club took part in various activities. There is a move to open the river in Horsham to regulated water-skiing competition and events.
Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

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