The field started with 2,500 cute little yellow rubber ducks being dropped off the Mattagami River bridge, during Sunday’s finale of the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival. The first three to cross the finish line — actually a funnel in the middle of a big hose stretched across the river — won cash for the humans who had the corresponding numbers.
1st Linette McDonald $1,500
2nd Gilles Corbeil $700
3rd Dan Contant $300
Proceeds go the Alzheimer Society for ongoing programs and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers across the district.