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Newsletter No.2 for 2019


Although the Patterson River was reopened a few days ago, based on upcoming weather there is chance that the blue green algae will return in coming days and the river might have to be closed again.
Due to this we don’t want to risk having to cancel the race meeting with only a day or two’s notice, we have decided now to cancel the 17th February race meeting.


We are working with other user groups at the National Water Sports Centre to explore options to prevent and address pollution and blue green algae in the river.
The federal opposition recently announced a focus on and funding to improve urban rivers.


The VDBC are other user groups are asking that the Patterson River be listed on the list of Victorian urban rivers as we believe this could be a fantastic opportunity to address water quality issues on the river to prevent the river from being closed in the future.


If you have a few minutes to spare, we’d appreciate it if you could email urbanrivers@tonyburke.com.au and ask for the Patterson River to be included on the list of Victorian urban rivers.


We were really looking forward to the February race meeting and know that many of you were too! Although we can’t race on Sunday 17th February as planned, a number of club members are taking their boats to Eildon for some social boating. We will be at the dam wall boat ramp on Sunday 17th February from about 10am. We’d love for you to come along and enjoy the day with us and if you have a boat please bring it along for a bit of fun.


Please keep your fingers crossed that the blue green algae does not return as we intend on hosting a spectacular meeting on the 24th of March.



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Annual Trivia Night


Come join us for a fun night of all round Trivia!


After a successful and fun night last year we are making the trivia night an annual event on our calendar.
Tickets are $30 per person which includes:

Drinks will be at bar prices with strictly NO BYO.
During the night there will be raffles, auctions and games.


Grab a group of friends and join us, individual tickets or tables of 10.
Purchase your tickets before Friday 15th March by contacting the club via e-mail vdbc.events@gmail.com or call Bec on 0407191505

Tickets need to be pre-purchased and will not be available for sale on the night.


Looking forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events.


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