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Event Schedule..........................................5 Letter from the Mayor..............................6 AVRA Board of Directors..........................7 Cover Story................................................8 Letter from President..............................10 History of AVRA......................................12 2018 Race Winners & Trophies...............18 Race Map.................................................22 Bathtub Racing Notes.............................24 Cover photo by Carol Hughes

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CITY OF PORT ALBERNI Office of the Mayor

March 2019 Welcome to the beautiful Alberni Valley, a land rich with culture, history and heart-stopping adventure.

Nestled in the heart of the valley on the blue waters of the Alberni Inlet sits the city of Port Alberni, a bustling hub of activity that services much of the central island. In Port Alberni and the surrounding valley, we have a long history of support for organized sports, arts and culture, festivals and other entertainment interests. We also offer a full complement of recreational, health, and education facilities for everyone to enjoy. Having grown up in Port Alberni, I am constantly amazed at how visitors from all over the world come here to play and decide to stay, making this vibrant

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waterfront community their home. All that Port Alberni has become and all that Port Alberni will be is rooted in the talents, dedication, and hard work, of its community members and I could not be more proud to serve as Mayor. If you’re already a part of our community, thank you. If you’re considering relocating your home or business -- or simply thinking about booking another visit -- please do. We welcome you with open arms as you explore Port Alberni. Whether you’re here to hike, scuba dive, kayak, kiteboard, windsurf, cycle, golf, fish, relax, watch wildlife or take in the adrenaline pumping, high-velocity sport of drag boat racing, you are sure to fall in love with the people, the land and the lifestyle. Let the adventure begin, CITY OF PORT ALBERNI Sharie Minions Mayor

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Stan Kujala, a life-time Sproat Lake resident and founding member of the Alberni Valley Regatta Association (AVRA), placed 1st in the Unlimited Class and the Flat Bottom V-Drive Class in the 2018 Sproat Lake Regatta boat races. Kujala won the races with his 18 ft Cougar Flat Bottom drag boat powered by a 496 BBC Stroker. On July 28 and 29, 2018, Kujala took part in the newly revived Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association’s (FVDBA) Summer Opener in Harrison Mills and placed 1st in the Unlimited Class. The FVDBA also awarded him a trophy for Fastest Flat Bottom and a trophy for the Fastest Pass of the week-end. Not ready to put the boat away for the winter, Kujala traveled to Dexter, Oregon, USA, in midSeptember and took part in his first sanctioned race at the Columbia Drag Boat Association’s

(CDBA) Northwest Nationals. Kujala’s best pass on that week-end was 8.2 seconds on a 1000 ft track. Unfortunately, he got knocked out in the first round of eliminations by the eventual winner of the 8 Second Class, Gary Henning. Although Kujala returned home with no hardware, “I did have a ton of fun, met some great people and gained a lot of very useful knowledge and experience,” he said. Stan Kujala, life-time Sproat Lake resident and winner 2018 AVRA Regatta Races 1st Place winner Flat Bottom V-Drive Class 1st Place winner Unlimited Class Boat: West Coast Quickey 18 ft Cougar Flat Bottom powered by a 496 BBC Stroker

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My name is Greg Steel and I have been President of the Alberni Valley Regatta Association for the past few years. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all racers, spectators, family and friends to our 6th Annual ‘Lightning On The Lake,’ Regatta event. This race week-end at Sproat Lake Provincial Park is free, family orientated, and will have a concession or more on site.

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The Sproat Lake Regatta has a long and varied history dating back 91 years to midsummer of 1928 when the first race was held on the lake. While the Regatta was held each succeeding summer in a gradually expanding form, it was by no means certain that it was an ‘Annual’ event. The 1929 competitions included races of up to five miles and boats up to 20 hp. The Sproat Lake Motor Boat Club was formed in June 1930 with the object of sponsoring and expanding the event further.

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The following five years saw the introduction of ‘racing hydroplanes,’ the Regatta’s swimming and water sports competitions and a dance. These events drew a large portion of the valley’s rather small population at the time. But gradually, the event felt the effects of the depression and went into the slump which finally killed it off after the 1935 competitions. First, the depression, and then the war years made the challenging roar of powerful engines and the feast and frolic always associated with a Regatta,

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In 2013, a new group registered the Alberni Valley Regatta Association (AVRA) with the help of Joe Van Bergen, then 87 years of age, and sponsored a boat ‘Show & Shine,’ plus an impromptu race on the Sunday followed by a poker run which proved to be very popular. The Regatta has continued to grow every year and has become a successful event once again and this year is the 6th Annual also referred to as ‘Lightning on the Lake.’

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Bathtub race winners from left to right Chantal Nelson - 1st place stock; Drew McDonald - 3rd place stock; Curtis Skipper - 2nd place stock

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The Animal and crew are returning to the great Sproat Lake Boat Regatta! - the Animal’s favorite track!

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“We had a rough year last year with suppliers sending us parts months after ordering…” The Animal’s owner Mo Davidson said, “And this year will be challenging with work commitments from our Crew Chief Dale Finch and his busy schedule.”

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We are running a 10-inch triple disc clutch then into a 2-speed Lenco transmission through a set of 200 over drive gears and out to a 12 by 17 cleaver prop. This boat is period correct for NDBA sanctioned racing 1980. The name ‘The Animal’ has history with me, the late Al bush, Bill Harrison, and Bob Chrysty, who were involved in building a twin propeller hydro that we never finished due to the deaths of my three friends...we were close - I ran a picture – ‘The Animal is Coming,’ an actual add we ran in Hot Boat magazine in 1986 when we were going to debut the dual prop boat. The Animal is proud to carry their names on the side of her hull including local race legends Wade Olson, Ray O’Hara and Mike Killinsworth. This will be our fourth time in the Alberni Valley making the Animal feel “It is home.”

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Bert Henderson, of Mission, B.C., has been racing competitively for 21 years with another 15 years of lake rodding. Henderson has raced with the Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association (FVDBA) and the Columbia Drag Boat Association (CDBA) from 1984 to 2002. He then just lake rodded until he returned to drag racing at the Alberni Valley Regatta Association’s (AVRA) 2016 competitions with his 1983 Cougar 7/8” runner bottom (flat) boat nicknamed the ‘Supernatural.’ “I bought the hull in 2010. Completed it in 2012 but didn’t get to use it until late 2015,” Henderson said. “At the 2016 AVRA, it made its first full pass.” It’s a family affair really, with his wife Sam and her dad Herby, who is also a boat builder and the one who built last year’s AVRA winner Stan Kujala’s ‘777’ flat runner bottom boat.

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Bert Hendersen (left) runner up in flat bottom, with Stan Kujala, race co-ordinator, holding 2018 1st place trophy

The three boat enthusiasts have been racing at Sproat Lake since 2016 and are expected again at this 2019 competition. “I love testing a new power plant, hull or parts combo,” Henderson commented, “And when I’m not racing, I build drag boats and custom parts and go lake rodding. “Never quit doing what you love,” Henderson quoted.

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The Hupacasath First Nation people are a living history of the Alberni Valley. For thousands of years our people have instilled the importance of community here. We are comprised of three distinct tribes, the Muh-uulth-aht, Klee khoot aht and Cuu-ma-as-aht (Ahahswinis). Respecting the gifts the creator has provided for us, we practice our aboriginal right to: hunt throughout the mountains of the Beaufort Range, Klitsa, Nahmint and Arrowsmith; gather fish from the Somass (Tsuma-as) River, Great Central Lake (Muuhoolth) and Sproat Lake (Kleekhoot) and gather from all areas within and surrounding the Alberni Valley.

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Tyler Mearns races the ‘Nine Two Six (926)’ boat sponsored by Pacific Coast Electric Ltd. Mearns has been racing since 2015 and currently drives a 1973 Southwind Jet Boat with a V-Bottom haul. He is running a naturally aspirated 496 Big Block Chevy. The horse power is unknown but is said to be ‘real lots.’ Some new modification Mearns has added for this year are: moving the pump back six (6) inches and adding a ride plate. Mearns, his wife Robin and his Junior Dragster Rhett, are active members of the Alberni Valley Regatta Association (AVRA). Mearns will be running his boat in both the Jet Boat and the Unlimited classes. When asked why he likes boating? Mearns replies with a grin: “The sound of an open header BBC (Big Block Chevy).”

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Al and Neil Peffers are a father and son team who thrive on high speed and living on the edge. They have always done activities together whether it be camping, hunting, motocross racing or just hanging out.

This year Al will be racing his ‘Mirage’ and would like to give a shout out to Mike Nass of HNR Power Boats for rebuilding his power head. Also, a thank you to Brook B for helping him set up the engine and dialing it in.

Al (father) and Neil, however, always come back to what they love best … THE WATER!

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AVRA Regatta Association Membership Application The purpose of the AVRA a non-profit society is: - To promote water safety in all forms - To promote and encourage boating in all forms among the members of the Society, and - To explore and promote community water sports and uses in all its forms and for all ages Name:_______________________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________________ City:_________________________________________________________________ Province:_____________________________________________________________ Telephone:____________________________________________________________ E-Mail Address:________________________________________________________ Membership Application is $ 25.00 per year – please issue cheque payable to AVRA: Mail to: AVRA, 9346 Bomber Base Rd., Port Alberni, B.C., V7Y 8Z3

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AVRA Regatta Registration Form 2019 AVRA Regatta Registration Boat Number First Name ________________________________ Last Name__________________________ Phone Number _____________________________ Email ______________________________ Date of Birth________________ Age___________ Boat Name (if applicable)_________________ Emergency Contact Name/s ____________________________ ___________________ Relationship to you _________________________ Contact information _____________________ Boat Information ____________________________________ HP Rating (estimated if not known) _______________ Hull (“V”, Flat bottom, Mod V, Tunnel etc.) ___________ Racing class (mark “X” in desired classes) _________________________________________  10 HP and Under Stock  40 HP and Under Stock  115 HP and Under (Stock)  150 HP and Under (Stock)  200 HP and Under Ski Boat Class(Stock)  200 HP  (and under) Pro Stock,   Tunnel and Hi Performance Boats  FORMULA 40 ( circle boats)  Bathtubs  260 HP  (and under )Super Stock,  Tunnel and Hi Performance Boats  Unlimited Class Outboard  UNLIMITED “GREEN” OUTBOARD (4 stroke Opti’s ) low perf 2 strokes, no Merc2.5 Race**

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2.5 HP Suzuki Motor Raffle Dennis Griffith, co-owner of Breakers Marine, originally won the raffled 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard motor, donated to the AVRA in 2018, by Suzuki Canada and Breakers Marine. Once the crowd stopped laughing, Griffith then advised the group that he would re-raffle the motor amongst the paying race participants. Ryan Buss, from the mainland, was the second lucky raffle winner at last year’s boat race regatta. James Allen, of the Rescue Squad, in photo above at right, holds the donated 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard, while Dennis Griffith, co-owner of Breakers Marine, shows off his trophies for winner of 200 HP and under – pro stock, and winner 200 HP and under – ski boat.

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Special Features - Sproat Lake Regatta Program  

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Special Features - Sproat Lake Regatta Program  

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