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The secrets to successful dating, from North America’s drakes

The secrets to successful dating, from North America’s drakes

Printable infographics featuring the strange courtship displays of North American ducks

Honouring our volunteer community

Honouring our volunteer community

A message from DUC CEO Karla Guyn

For the love of community

For the love of community

Nova Scotia’s Amy Smith is a jack of all trades—a veteran event volunteer who’s seasoned at everything from chairing a committee to designing programs and selling raffle tickets at fundraisers across her home province.

Rooted in conservation

Rooted in conservation

Craig MacLaren named DUC’s volunteer of the year in P.E.I.

Forging relationships to forge ahead

Forging relationships to forge ahead

This was Cathy Gulka’s reaction when the Regina resident learned that she had been selected as Saskatchewan’s Volunteer of the Year.

Sharing lessons of conservation with the next generation

Sharing lessons of conservation with the next generation

Giving back to nature is part of Kevin Guenard’s DNA. The Calgary outdoorsman has spent the past 22 years volunteering with DUC to conserve Alberta’s precious wetlands—including those along the Sheep River Valley where Guenard first got hooked on the wild as a youngster.

Keeping conservation close to the heart

Keeping conservation close to the heart

Fastened to Paul-Emile Bélanger’s lapel is a pin in the shape of a duck head. For good reason, he wears it close to his heart. Not only is it a memento he personally designed and produced, it’s a symbol of his commitment to DUC’s wetland conservation mission.

A force for nature

A force for nature

How committed is Chris Fader to supporting wetland conservation? Not even a hurricane can stop him. It’s this kind of steadfastness that made Fader a joint-recipient of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) volunteer of the year award in New Brunswick—an honour he shares with John Johnston of Hanwell.

All in the family

All in the family

For more than three decades, Chilliwack’s Henry Kozler has been helping conserve wetlands to protect our water, our wildlife and our future. DUC in B.C. is honoured to name Kozler as its volunteer of the year for the province.

A natural motivator, a committed conservationist

A natural motivator, a committed conservationist

He’s been a fixture on DUC’s legendary fundraising scene for decades. It’s his attitude that stands out; his consistently encouraging approach inspires volunteers and supporters to strive for the title of DUC’s top-earning fundraising event year after year at their Toronto Conservation Dinner.

A team player and top-notch conservationist

A team player and top-notch conservationist

“Busy as a bee” is an apt description of Manitoba DUC volunteer Tammy Molinski. The fact that she’s about to become a beekeeper only helps seal the deal.

Setting the gold standard

Setting the gold standard

DUC volunteers are renowned for their devoted service and loyalty. New Brunswick’s John Johnston is the gold standard.