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Rubber ducks swim amok
More than 13,000 rubber ducks were released into the Assiniboine River on Saturday as part of Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Great Manitoba Duck Race.
“Unfortunately, the oil booms used to capture the ducks at the end of the race did not hold,” the conservancy said Sunday.
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
The race encountered a few glitches, including a delayed start time due to wind and the current, as well as thousands of ducks escaping a floating barrier and heading eastbound toward The Forks. But there were enough ducks that made their way to a tunnel on the south side of the river bank where they were collected by organizers and pronounced the winners later to the ticket-holders. Here, a kayaker helps the ducks on their journey.