The Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts delivers this event to enable the Mandurah Community to celebrate Easter in a family friendly atmosphere on the Eastern Foreshore of Mandurah.
The event incorporates the two Duck Races which is a major fund raising activity to enable Rotary to financially support the community at a local, national and global level. The event is delivered by volunteers and after expenses all proceeds are donated to the community.
The total amount raised by this event over ten years was around half a million dollars.
We Want Your Money
Proceeds from the 2020 Mandurah Rotary Duck Race will be used to support Local Surf Life Saving, Families and People in Mandurah Doing it Tough and Rotary Projects & Programs
In 2019 Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving was the Principal Beneficiary and part proceeds was used to purchase new surf lifesaving equipment and assets.
In 2016 our lead Beneficiary was Peel Youth Services. Part proceeds from the Rotary Family Fun Day & Duck Race was used to fund the purchase of a purpose built trailer made by one of our new sponsors - Work Mate Trailers - and 8 kayaks kindly supplied by one of our long term sponsors - Kayaks 4 U.
The kayaks were supplied to be used by disadvantaged youth engaged in a youth development & leadership, team work & partner shipping programs run by Peel Youth Services.
In 2014 we again distributed around $50,000 to local organisations supporting homeless youth and to Rotary projects via the three local Rotary Clubs.
In 2013 we distributed around $50,000 and our lead beneficiary was Peel Mobile Health Service
In 2012 we distributed over $40,000 and our Lead beneficiary was People Who Care.
In 2011 we distributed over $40,000.
The Rotary WA Cordblood Bank was the major beneficiary from the 2010 Duck Race and was again in 2011. We are pleased to be able to assist in this unique project to establish a Cordblood Bank in WA.
In 2010 we distributed over $30,000 to many local charities and Rotary Projects supported by the 3 Mandurah Rotary Clubs
Other Local & International Rotary Causes our Clubs Support
A further donation was made to the Waroona/Yarloop Bushfire Appeal from funds raised through the Duck Races. Rotary Clubs in Mandurah and Pinjarra Rotary donated over $50,000 to the appeal and Rotary Clubs in Australia have donated over $450,000 to the appeal.
Other Rotary Projects & Programs to benefit from the Duck Races include: