Chris Bennett Big Band Concert at Typhoon October 21

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VCA Row-In Movie Night presents “Jaws”

This year: “Jaws”, screening Saturday, August 25 at 8pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water! The Venice Canals Asssociation is screening “Jaws” Saturday, August 25 at the Linnie Canal bridge on Dell. Festivities start at 8pm, with a couple of short features, followed by “Jaws”. Bring your boat or your chair and join in the fun!

VCA Row-In Movie Night presents "Jaws"

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A picture montage of the 4th …

the duckies sold out before noon ... a record !!!

the duckies sold out before noon ... a record !!!

lots of helpers set up and decorate

lots of helpers set up and decorate

the duckies are off and running

the duckies are off and running

our MC, George Notaras, gives the final instructions to the "yachts" in the Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta

our MC, George Notaras, gives the final instructions to the "yachts" in the Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta

the kids go off first ... second place winner "The Tornado"

the kids go off first ... second place winner "The Tornado"

followed by the adult boats

followed by the adult boats

more of the adult race

more of the adult race

a huge crowd lines the Canal banks and Dell bridge to watch the 8th Annual Rubber Ducky Race and Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta

a huge crowd lines the Canal banks and Dell bridge to watch the 8th Annual Rubber Ducky Race and Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta

the prizes ... thanks to Nadine & Sally's "artistic" talents

the prizes ... thanks to Nadine & Sally's "artistic" talents

Barbara Nestha ... winner of the Crazy Hat Contest ... is that a real sea slug ???

Barbara Nestha ... winner of the Crazy Hat Contest ... is that a real sea slug ???

a view of the party from above

a view of the party from above

our infamous chefs ... Irv Puskin & Michael Klain

our infamous chefs ... Irv Puskin & Michael Klain

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Thanks to All the Helpers who made the VCA 4th of July a success !!!

The Venice Canals Association would like to thank all of you who purchased rubber duckies & participated in the eighth annual 4th of July festivities and give special recognition to the winners & the many helpers !!!

Thanks … CJ Cole & Maxine Leral, Event Chairs

Ducky Sales – Bonnie Felix, Dave & Toni & Michelle Mannix, John Schacht, James Arnall, Maxine Brooks, Nadine Parkos & her sister Sally, Sandy Berens, Renee Kaplan, Shelby Smith, CJ & Jay Cole

Yacht Club Gear Sales – Bonnie Felix & Diane Tatum

Ducky Numbering – Trudi Puskin, Maxine Brooks, CJ Cole

Decorations & Set-Up – Nadine Parkos & Sally, Irv & Trudi Puskin, Barbara Cooper, Josie & Paul Scibetta, Jody Watt, Bud Felix, Martin Meunier, Michael Towne, Maxine & Murray Leral, Renee Kaplan, Mike Mlikotin, John & Sarah Schacht, Dave Mannix, Michael Laurence, Robert Jaye

Announcement Boat – Steve Slayden & Michael Town

Event MC – George Notaras

Regatta Start – George Notaras, Barbara Cooper & CJ Cole

Race/Regatta Finish – Jay Cole, Renee Kaplan, Alan Kleinman

Duck Retrieval – Alan Kleinman

Cookie Decorating – Maxine Leral

Food – Josie Scibetta & Mike Mlikotin

BBQ – Irv Puskin (cook), Michael Klain (cook & grandson), Barbara Cooper, Trudi Puskin, Laura Klain

Entertainment – Shoo Flies

Crazy Hat Judges – Ed Cherney, Michael Laurence

Clean-Up – Maxine & Murray Leral, Chekka, Renee Kaplan, CJ Cole, Michael Town, Justine Hong, Richard Meddoff, Martin Meunier, George Notaras, Debbie & Larry Kaufman, Shoo Flies band members, Barbara Cooper & Robert Jaye, Diane Tatum

Publicity – CJ Cole

Flyer Distribution – John Schacht & helpers

Photos – Mike Mlikotin

Use of Lot for Storage – Ernie  Erickson

… and anyone we may have forgotten !!!

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A Perfect Day Was Had by All !!!

Hundreds gathered along Linnie Canal on Monday, July 4th, to cheer on 528 rubber duckies and 16 Downwind Regatta boats to the finish line at the end of the course at Eastern Canal.

And the winners were …

Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta:

#1 Kids: “Hobie Mirage” – Chris May & Tamayo Auila
#2 Kids: “The Tornado” – Jack & Melissa Galanty + Emma & Evan
#3 Kids: “Lost & Found” – Brooks Pressman & Andy Castaneda
#1 Adults: “Connect 4” – Magee
#2 Adults: No Name – Gregory Martin & Robin Murez
#3 Adults: No Name – Greg Smith & Shelby Smith

Rubber Ducky Race:

#1: Wes Sheer
#2: Joe Hemp
#3: Michele Baker

Crazy Hat Contest:

Craziest Hat: Barbara Nestha
Runner-Up Kids: Tommy Foreman
Runner-Up Adults: Maxine Leral


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VCA 4th of July Activities Schedule …

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Fourth of July Regatta, Ducky Derby & BBQ Potluck

2011 VCA RegattaPlease join us this Monday, July 4th for our annual Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta, Rubber Ducky Derby and BBQ Pot Luck!

Regatta: ALL BOATS MUST BE WIND-POWERED ONLY. Come up with your own method to capture the wind. Let your imagination run wild!

Rubber Ducky Race: Our 4th annual. Buy your Rubber Duckys from the VCA for just $5.00 each. Winners will receive cash prizes. Pre-sale information to come.

BBQ Pot Luck: Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, we’ll provide the rest.

For more info or to volunteer, contact CJ Cole at 310-823-3129 or Maxine Leral at 310-822-5922.

2011 Regatta information

2011 Regatta information

Regatta entry information

Regatta entry information

Duck Sales flyer

Duck Sales flyer

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VCA Annual Meeting Set for January 24th

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And the Winners Are …

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Holiday Boat Parade on YouTube

VCA member Marty Kasindorf has submitted a fabulous video of last night’s 29th annual Venice Canals Association’s Holiday Boat Parade. Please enjoy !!!

Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade

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