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33rd Ducks Unlimited Canada banquet most successful yet

The banquet is one of the highest-attended DUC events in the province

The Quesnel Committee of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)’s annual Fundraising Banquet has become one of the highest-attended events in the province, according to Ken Ferris, the DUC manager of events and volunteer relations for northern B.C.

This year, the event continued that momentum, and the 33rd annual Fundraising Banquet was the most successful one yet. Held May 4 at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre, this year’s banquet raised more than $70,000, with the live auction raising more than $27,000.

Ferris says that over the years, this event has raised more than $600,000.

DUC has 260 projects from 100 Mile House north and has been able to secure 160 acres of wetlands in northern B.C., according to Ferris, who noted DUC has 430,000 acres secured in B.C. and 6.4 million acres of wetlands secured across Canada.

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