Volunteers help save Manitoba’s wetlands with night of country music


A Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) volunteer chapter is doing something about this loss.

On September 13, 2013, they are hosting a new and exciting fundraising event. Guests are invited to gather at the Hitch n’ Post Ranch – located off Highway 6 – for an action-packed evening of entertainment that includes a gourmet dinner, exciting raffles and a special performance by Canadian country singer Aaron Pritchett.

“Ducks Unlimited Canada works hard in communities all across the country, and as a Canadian, I am proud to support them and their conservation work,” says Pritchett. “This event is a perfect opportunity to raise money for Ducks Unlimited Canada in a fun way, and I can’t wait to do my part to help make the evening a success.”

Every year, those who attend a DUC fundraising event have a great time as they help raise funds for wetland conservation. 94 per cent of all net dollars received are invested in habitat conservation, research, education and public policy.

“The proceeds raised stay in Manitoba,” says Mark Williams, Manager, Event & Volunteer Relations for DUC. “Every dollar really does add up, so we’re encouraging everyone who cares about the environment to purchase a ticket and enjoy an evening out with both DUC and Aaron.”

“We would also like to take a moment to thank our event sponsors. Both Westside Honda/Polaris of Selkirk and the Manitoba Bison Association have agreed to sponsor the event, and their support will help ensure the evening is an even greater success.”

To continue saving valuable wetlands, DUC needs the ongoing support of conservation-minded people in communities around Manitoba. Join Aaron at the Hitch n’ Post, and see just how rewarding wetland conservation can be. Tickets are available by calling Corrie Cole at (204) 467-3345 or online at ducks.ca/event.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Hope,a_hope@ducks.ca
Communications Coordinator, Fundraising
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Phone: (204) 467-3225