The 2012 Harbour Carnival will be taking place this Friday from 6pm down at the harbour and everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a fun-filled family evening.
The event kicks off with the inaugural corporate duck race. With all 50 ducks sold, it’ll be a clash of the corporates as local businesses go head-to-head with their ducks. Shaun Gourley, President of the Guernsey Round Table, who are organisers of this year’s Harbour Carnival said: “We’ve had a phenomenal response to Harbour Carnival this year. The new corporate ducks sold out last month, we’ve sold nearly double the number of mini ducks versus last year and the main events have attracted more entrants than ever before.”
Events to look forward to on the night will include the mini duck race when 3000 ducks will be dropped into the harbour, the ladies dinghy race, the emergency services raft race, 10 tonne coach pull and tug of war. The Harbour Carnival would also not be complete without the man-powered flight race, where people dressed in an array of costumes launch themselves from a scaffolding platform and attempt to ‘fly’ across the harbour. There will also be a kids zone, including face painting, a balloon artist and Punch and Judy as well as food and charity stalls. The event will then close with a firework display. Proceeds from the event will be split, with 50% going to Guernsey Scouts and 50% to other local good causes.
Alan Pearce from the RBC Wealth Management’s Guernsey Leadership Team, sponsors of the event said: “This will be our fifth year of supporting Harbour Carnival and it just gets better and better. The Guernsey Round Table does an excellent job in organising this annual fundraising event. This year’s main beneficiary is the Guernsey Scout Association and, with more people supporting the event, we hope to raise a good sum to further develop their scouting movement. We’re looking forward to a great night of entertainment and encourage everyone to come along and cheer on those taking part.”
RBC staff are taking part in the ladies dinghy race, man-powered flight and defending their title in the tug of war. A team of volunteers will be helping Round Table on the night and their own team mascot, Leo the Lion will be handing out balloons to children during the evening.