Swimming for Legacy
WITH the Dubbo RSL Aquatic and Health Club’s pool back in running order after 15 months of being closed for roof repairs, one of the first events in the re-opened waters was the annual Queen’s Birthday Legacy Carnival, held each year over the June Long Weekend earlier this year. Last Friday, a cheque presentation was held to donate money raised during the carnival.
The Dubbo Veterans Swimming Club, otherwise known as the Dubbo Ducks, hosted what was another successful weekend with teams coming from all over NSW including Austinmer, Corrimal, Condobolin, South Sydney, Wentworthville, Black Town, South Port, Hornsby, Nyngan and Cobar.
This year, the event helped raise $2000 that will go towards supporting widows of war.
President of Dubbo Legacy Annette Priest told Dubbo
“We appreciate everything the Dubbo Ducks does for the Dubbo Legacy – to have this extra money is absolutely wonderful.”
The weekend was jammed packed with swimming, dressing up in costumes for the theme of the year, fellowship and of course raising money for Legacy, which for most of the team is important to them, many being ex-servicemen themselves.
The Ducks are committed to continuing the fun for future years. “We’ve got so much interest for next year already – they love coming up to Dubbo!” Reg Ferguson OAM, member of the Ducks, said about the swimmers who come from all over the state.
Secretary of Dubbo Legacy Bert Mclellan, President of Dubbo Legacy Annette Priest, Captain of Dubbo Ducks David Sparkes, and Dubbo Ducks Patron Reg Ferguson OAM.