Giant rubber duck proved to be an economic boon, festival says
It turns out a giant rubber duck set up at a Toronto festival may not have been the absurd waste of taxpayer money that some critics claimed.
The Ontario government created an uproar when it gave the Redpath Waterfront Festival about 120-thousand dollars to help bring the six-storey rubber duck to the event over the Canada Day weekend.
But a study conducted by Enigma Research shows the economic impact of the festival was a record 7.6-million dollars.
It attracted about 750-thousand people -- which the festival says was due in part to what was billed as the world's largest rubber duck.
A night of deflections went the way of the visitors as the IceDogs fell 6-3 to visiting Owen Sound. In the 'Dogs first game in a 6 game in 9 days stretch, the home side was unable to hold a third period one goal lead.
The IceDogs could not repeat Saturday's third period magic falling 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Windsor. The game's only two goals came in the last eleven minutes of play.
Dan Singer celebrated his 19th birthday Saturday scoring a hat-trick, as the IceDogs grabbed a big point in Sarnia in a 5-4 overtime loss. The CHL fourth ranked Sting will be happy not to see the ‘Dogs again this year as Billy Burke’s team took three points in their two matchups.