The by-laws of the VCA are now online. You can read them here.
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Please join us for the
Annual Membership Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2016
Marina City Club
4333 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 [map]
Complimentary valet parking
6:00 p.m. — Social Hour – Join us for Wine and Appetizers
7:00 p.m. — Meeting begins
All current members, Canals residents and Canals homeowners are invited. We will be discussing issues that affect all Canals residents as well as the community.
- Councilmember Mike Bonin
- Stephen Pouliot, President of the Venice Heritage Foundation
If anybody is interested in running for the VCA Board, please contact Josie Scibetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Christmas On The Rocks”
Martin Meunier and Nika Dunne
1ST RUNNER UP
Barbara Mastej and John Ransom
2ND RUNNER UP
Emmett Oreilly and friends
3RD RUNNER UP
“Neptune’s Fantasy Workshop”
Philip and Kristen Messina
4TH RUNNER UP
“Frosty the Snowman”
Jack Galanty and Mark Galanty
BEST KIDS BOAT
“The Magic Moment”
Suzanne Wrede and 11 kids
Sherman Canal, “Home Sweet Home”
John Ransom, Barbara Mastej, Patrick Taylor & John Revell
Carroll Canal, “Sailing Ships”
Howland Canal, “Matterhorn”
Martin Meunier & Nika Dunne
446 Sherman Canal
Carol Ann Cassella
452 Carroll Canal
Barbara & Allen Toennies
214 Howland Canal
Donna, Randall & Lindsay McKay
The Venice Canals Association would like to thank everyone who participated in our 34th Annual Holiday Boat Parade by decorating their homes bridges and boats.
A special thanks to Sandy Berens the chairman and her fearless committee: Renee Kaplan, Monnie Fanning, Deb Kaufman, John Schacht, Claudette Shores, Maggie Bright, James Arnall, Mark Galanty, Jack Galanty, Jay Levitt, Carisa Levitt, Alyxa Chang, and Steffi Berens.
And thank you to the local restaurants that donated prizes:
Baja Cantina • C&O Cucina • C&O Trattoria • Canal Club • Cheesecake Factory • Danny’s • Venice Islands • James Beach • Joni’s Coffee Roasting Cafe • The Terrace Cafe • Tony P’s Dockside Grill • Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar & Pacific Grill • Whiskey Reds
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Parade will begin at 4:00 pm at the corner of Eastern & Sherman Canals
Our theme this year is Jingle Bell Rock
Boats will line up at 3:30 PM. Parade will begin promptly at 4:00 PM, rain or shine.
We welcome everyone to be part of the parade; however, this year ALL BOATS MUST BE REGISTERED to be eligible to win a prize!
You can register Saturday, December 12th between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM at Sandy Berens’ home at 2429 Eastern Canal.
For further information; or if you have a boat that you will not be entering and are willing to lend it to a neighbor; or you need a boat to enter; or you want some advice or help on how to decorate a boat, contact Sandy Berens at (310) 463-3323.
And don’t forget to light up your home and canal for the
Judging for the Home & Bridge Decorating Competitions will be Saturday, December 12th, beginning at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to join the judges. Make sure your lights are on.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of the parade on the 13th
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The list is in! Here are the winners in this weekend’s Fourth Of July festivities:
RUBBER DUCKY RACE
First Place: Grant Miller (#549)
Second Place: Gavin McGarry (#159)
Third Place: John Schacht (#10)
First Place: Brad Bolton, Boat #8 – “Bolt”
Second Place: Melissa, Troy, Flavio &, Boat #12 – “Pop My Cherry Pie”
Third Place: Hannah Fierstein and Ruby Phillips, Boat #9 – “The Sharkies”
Most Creative Entry: Ming-yen Johnson, Vance Chou, Vanisa Chou, Arielle Candaele, Boat# 10 – “My Cauliflower”
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The most recent issue of The Canals magazine included a “Save the Date” notice for our Cinco de Mayo celebration; however, the Cinco de Mayo event is cancelled. This event will not be taking place this year.
Please look forward to our other events in the future!