Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Central Plains is excited for this year's Duck Race to be taking part back at Splash Island.

Executive Director Dawn Froese says they're hoping Portagers get their ducks in a row and are able to purchase tickets to show their support. You can purchase tickets at MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual, the BBBS Central Plains building, United Way, and Stride Place.

"If people are new to this, when you buy a raffle ticket there's a number on your raffle ticket that goes with the corresponding duck," explains Froese. "Then, all the ducks that have been sold will be dropped down the water slide and then they'll go through the lazy river and the first three through the finish point will win a prize."

She mentions tickets are currently on sale now, and you can buy one for $5, or three tickets for $10.The event is set for July 1.

She adds it took a little time for BBBS to get back into the swing of things.

"Here in the office as we begin planning, it's almost like, OK, what are we supposed to do?" Says Froese. "It feels like it's been so long, but we are certainly enjoying this."

Prizes include $500 in gift cards, tickets to the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose, and Portage Terriers, and a grand prize of $1,000. BBBS would also like to thank MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual for sponsoring this year's Duck Race.

To learn more and get involved with BBBS, click here.