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.
Stephen Dhillon stopped all 29 Ottawa shots to record his first shutout of the year in a 3-0 road win Saturday night. Elijah Roberts, playing in his 150th game was outstanding at both ends of the ice.
Colton Incze was the first star in Kingston as the IceDogs topped the Frontenacs 3-1. Incze “pulled the monkey off his back” winning his first game of the season, stopping 31 pucks.
The IceDogs rode three unanswered goals and the strong goaltending of Stephen Dhillon to a 4-2 victory over visiting London. With the win, the IceDogs have climbed into first place tie with Barrie in the OHL's Central Division.