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By Bruce Campbell | September 20, 2011
Mark your calendars for the return of several thousand rubber ducks to race in Lake Glendale. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is sponsoring the seventh annual “Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash” to be held at the inflatable Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kiwanis President Bruce Hinckley kicked off the regular Kiwanis Club meeting last Friday to launch the KIDS race event campaign....
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By Ann Kim | September 15, 2007
Accompanied by the music from “Jaws,” Mayor Ara Najarian launched a flock of rubber ducks Friday into the fountain of the Glendale City Center Plaza to kick off duck season. The event, coordinated by Kiwanis Club of Glendale, marked the beginning of the third annual “Incredible Duck Splash” fundraiser to raise funds for nonprofit organizations in the community. “This is being held to raise money for charitable activities that Kiwanis raises money to fund and to allow other charitable organizations in town an opportunity to raise money,” said John Sadd, president of Glendale Kiwanis.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 10, 2008
Ducks across the Crescenta Valley and Glendale are gearing up for the annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, a fund-raising duck race, which occurs Saturday, Oct. 18 at ?Lake Glendale? the temporary man-made pond built every year at Verdugo Park to hold the thousands of rubber duckies who float their way toward the finish line. This year is the fourth-annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, although the event has occurred successfully for more than a decade for various Kiwanis groups across the country.
THE818NOW
October 15, 2012
Glendale Kiwanis hosted their eighth annual Duck Splash on Saturday, an event in which participants “adopt” thousands of rubber ducks to raise money for dozens of local organizations. For $5 each, locals adopted about 17,000 rubber ducks to race in recycled water provided by the Glendale Fire Department. That translates to roughly $85,000 - with the majority going to scholarships and charities, according to organizers. “It's a very nice turn out,” said Vince Espinoza, who coordinated the duck races.
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By Tania Chatila | September 9, 2006
There was whole lot of fowl play going on at the Glendale City Center Plaza on Friday. Rubber fowl play, that is. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale opened the "2006 Duck Season" Friday, kicking off its second annual Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser to support local nonprofit organizations. "It's different, it's cute and fun, and very creative," event organizer Victor Legerton said. "We come up with all this ri-duck-ulous, fowl language vocabulary. It's something the whole community can participate in."
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 24, 2008
The fourth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash was an aquatic success as 25,000 rubber ducks took their turn at the wet racing ramp at Verdugo Park on Saturday. The park was transformed into a ducky retreat with the installation of Lake Glendale, a temporary man-made oasis. The ducks, 5,000 for each race, were dumped into a waiting pond where they prepared for the race ahead of them. Then the countdown and off they went, streaming down the watery canal with a little help from water hoses manned by Glendale firefighters.
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By Melanie Hicken | October 25, 2009
Siblings Isabelle and Henry Avanosian jumped up and down in anticipation Saturday afternoon as they waited for hundreds of rubber ducks to come rushing past them in a man-made waterway. Nine-year-old Isabelle and 7-year-old Henry were among hundreds of residents who went to Verdugo Park Saturday for the fifth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, the organization’s signature fundraising event, where community members could make donations to “adopt” rubber ducks for the afternoon’s races.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 21, 2007
Don?t go out and buy a gun, but official duck season opened Friday in the Glendale/Crescenta Valley area. As hundreds of area folks watched, Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian dumped a pail of rubber ducks into the fountain at Glendale City Center Plaza Friday afternoon, thus signifying the start of Kiwanis? Duck Season, a precursor to the 2007 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash. The roughly one-month-long duck season raises thousands of dollars annually for local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children.
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July 16, 2005
BRUCE CAMPBELL The first Glendale Rubber Duck Race will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 on Lake Glendale at Verdugo Park. The fun quack -tivities surrounding the race will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race is being produced by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale to raise funds for more than 100 nonprofit organizations serving various Los Angeles communities, including more than 20 organizations in Glendale serving the...
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By Tania Chatila | October 23, 2006
Like hundreds of other observers, 4-year-old Justin Chung threw up his arms and cheered as thousands of bright yellow ducks with multi-colored beaks and black sunglasses sped down a water race track at Verdugo Park on Saturday. "Ducks," he yelled. "Look at the water." The "riduckulous" fun — as some called it — was part of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale's second annual Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser to support local nonprofit organizations. "It's really a wonderful, wonderful fundraiser," Glendale resident Kathy Pomeroy said.
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THE818NOW
October 15, 2012
Glendale Kiwanis hosted their eighth annual Duck Splash on Saturday, an event in which participants “adopt” thousands of rubber ducks to raise money for dozens of local organizations. For $5 each, locals adopted about 17,000 rubber ducks to race in recycled water provided by the Glendale Fire Department. That translates to roughly $85,000 - with the majority going to scholarships and charities, according to organizers. “It's a very nice turn out,” said Vince Espinoza, who coordinated the duck races.
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By Bruce Campbell | September 20, 2011
Mark your calendars for the return of several thousand rubber ducks to race in Lake Glendale. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is sponsoring the seventh annual “Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash” to be held at the inflatable Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kiwanis President Bruce Hinckley kicked off the regular Kiwanis Club meeting last Friday to launch the KIDS race event campaign....
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | October 25, 2009
Siblings Isabelle and Henry Avanosian jumped up and down in anticipation Saturday afternoon as they waited for hundreds of rubber ducks to come rushing past them in a man-made waterway. Nine-year-old Isabelle and 7-year-old Henry were among hundreds of residents who went to Verdugo Park Saturday for the fifth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, the organization’s signature fundraising event, where community members could make donations to “adopt” rubber ducks for the afternoon’s races.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | October 24, 2008
The fourth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash was an aquatic success as 25,000 rubber ducks took their turn at the wet racing ramp at Verdugo Park on Saturday. The park was transformed into a ducky retreat with the installation of Lake Glendale, a temporary man-made oasis. The ducks, 5,000 for each race, were dumped into a waiting pond where they prepared for the race ahead of them. Then the countdown and off they went, streaming down the watery canal with a little help from water hoses manned by Glendale firefighters.
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By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2008
The spirit of this year’s Glendale Kiwanis Club’s rubber duck race came alive Saturday as race attendants cheered for thousands of ducks traveling on a man-made lake to the finish line. Hundreds of race attendants eagerly watched their ducks float down the lake at the fourth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Splash at Verdugo Park, hoping their duck was one of 10 drawn for a cash prize. “This is so cool,” Glendale resident Adrienne Dong said. “It makes you feel young again.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 10, 2008
Ducks across the Crescenta Valley and Glendale are gearing up for the annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, a fund-raising duck race, which occurs Saturday, Oct. 18 at ?Lake Glendale? the temporary man-made pond built every year at Verdugo Park to hold the thousands of rubber duckies who float their way toward the finish line. This year is the fourth-annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash, although the event has occurred successfully for more than a decade for various Kiwanis groups across the country.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | September 21, 2007
Don?t go out and buy a gun, but official duck season opened Friday in the Glendale/Crescenta Valley area. As hundreds of area folks watched, Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian dumped a pail of rubber ducks into the fountain at Glendale City Center Plaza Friday afternoon, thus signifying the start of Kiwanis? Duck Season, a precursor to the 2007 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash. The roughly one-month-long duck season raises thousands of dollars annually for local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children.
NEWS
By Ann Kim | September 15, 2007
Accompanied by the music from “Jaws,” Mayor Ara Najarian launched a flock of rubber ducks Friday into the fountain of the Glendale City Center Plaza to kick off duck season. The event, coordinated by Kiwanis Club of Glendale, marked the beginning of the third annual “Incredible Duck Splash” fundraiser to raise funds for nonprofit organizations in the community. “This is being held to raise money for charitable activities that Kiwanis raises money to fund and to allow other charitable organizations in town an opportunity to raise money,” said John Sadd, president of Glendale Kiwanis.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | October 23, 2006
Like hundreds of other observers, 4-year-old Justin Chung threw up his arms and cheered as thousands of bright yellow ducks with multi-colored beaks and black sunglasses sped down a water race track at Verdugo Park on Saturday. "Ducks," he yelled. "Look at the water." The "riduckulous" fun — as some called it — was part of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale's second annual Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser to support local nonprofit organizations. "It's really a wonderful, wonderful fundraiser," Glendale resident Kathy Pomeroy said.
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By BRUCE CAMPBELL | October 21, 2006
Racing ducks, food and entertainment will keep everyone in the family busy during the second annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd, Glendale. Surrounding Lake Glendale will be concession stands, booths sponsored by local clubs and organizations and entertainment. There will be six preliminary duck races starting at 11 a.m., with the final race and close of duck adoptions at 2 p.m. The first prize, a 2007 Toyota Yaris Four-Door S Sedan valued at more than $14,000, will go to the person whose duck wins the race.
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