In 2013, while traveling down Interstate 10 in Arizona, Sheri and Dennis Crockatt, owners of the Rubber Ducky Resort near Warren, Manitoba, literally came upon a sign meant just for them.
Next to a campground closeout sale sign stood four 14-foot-high signs describing the amenities of the closing campground.
Upon reading the signs, they were astounded to find that each of the six different sections of the signs perfectly described the amenities of their own campground. It was clearly meant to be — these rustic signs simply had to make the journey back from Casa Grande, Arizona, to Warren, Manitoba.
“We just happened to be looking in the right direction at the right time. And once we read them, we knew that these signs weren’t destined for the junk yard. We had just the home for them.”, said Sheri Crockatt.
With 12 sections each measuring 9-feet-long by-1.5-feet-wide and 4 inches thick standing 14 feet in the air, moving the signs was not going to be an easy task.
Loading the sections into their camper and into a trailer pulled behind them, the signs made the 3,000-kilometer (1,800-mile) trip home to the Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground, where they proudly stand today.
“It’s proof that, if you believe in something strongly enough, there is always a way to make it happen,” she added.
An annual charity fundraiser, DuckyFest is scheduled for July 18-19, 2014.
Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground
Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground is family owned and operated.
Accommodation choices include a modern family campground, camping cabins, and motel rooms and features two heated swimming pools and two hot tubs.
The campground offers both seasonal and overnight camping with nightly, weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates.
The Manitoba Campground Rubber Ducky knows kids love to swim—the pools are open early May until late September.
Address: Woodlands, MB R0C 3E0, Canada
Location: Approximately 50 km (30 miles) northwest of Winnipeg off Highway 6
Phone: (204) 322-5286 or (866) 254-7636 (toll free)
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