Ducks Unlimited Canada is holding their DUC Dinner and Auction on Thursday, November 25 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. The evening’s events include raffles, even split draw, games, live and silent auctions, dinner, and cocktails.
Preserving wetlands is key to keep local wildlife and plant populations thriving, but is also important for the health of Canada’s fresh water resources. “Many Canadian municipalities source drinking water from marshes and wetlands that were remediated by Ducks Unlimited.” noted Murdock Smith, member of the organizing committee. According to DUC, up to 70% of Canada’s wetlands have been lost in areas of greater population density. Locally, DUC was involved in rehabilitating and protecting places such as the wetland near Homeville Road, south of Port Morien.
DUC has worked to conserve almost 120,000 acres of wetland in Atlantic Canada, through working with government, industry, and investing about $85,000 in the region. All proceeds of the fundraising dinner will stay in Nova Scotia.
Tickets are $45 each, $70 for a pair, and $280 for a table of eight. Cocktails are available at 6:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:00pm. Ticket price includes a one year membership to DUC and a subscription to the Ducks Unlimited Conservator magazine. To purchase tickets, contact Membertou Trade and Convention Centre at (902)539-2300, or Murdock Smith at (902)578-0024