To collect money for different local institutions and causes.
The duck-mania started in September 2008 and has gradually become a signature project. Its main purpose was to involve the whole community in a charity activity. The first edition took place during Bega Bulevard Festival, organized by Timisoara City Hall.
People could either buy souvenir ducks or buy numered tickets, matching the number on the Racing Duck. The result was a big yellow spot racing down Bega river, as people cheered for their “contestant”.
Of course, once the race is over, all racing ducks are collected and safely stored for the next edition.
Each year, the money raised is given to a different institution and cause, like new health care equipment, hospital rooms’ renovation, school equipment instalation, etc.