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A meeting called by Mr G. Arm atroag, commodore of tha Akaroo Regatta, waß held at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Tues day, Mr G. Armstrong presiding The following wore present:—Messrs J 8. Dodda, J. R. Newton, C. W. Leeto. T. Penlington, A. R, Munro, W. Jacobson, Rev. J. W. Hayward and Rev. A. H. Julius. The chairman stated that it had been thought at the Akaroa Regatta meeting that the Bcope of the Regatta might be enlarged so as to include games of bowls, cricket and tennia Hβ aaid the attendance of the Regatta waa diminishing each year, as many who used to attend took no interest in the rowing and siiiing races, and it WAS thought if these games were held ifc would mean a very much larger attendance of bays people and Christohuroh visitors. The Hegatta Cow mittee intended to arrange with the Union Company to obtain the services of a branch for Regatta Day. He thought it vould be to the advantage 1 of Akaroa to extend the scope of the Regatta. Mr Aimslrong added tie hdios were willing to provide afternoon tea for those taking part in the

games. Mr J, R. Newton said he though I the suggestion was well worth cod sidering, and the games would draw o crowd. , .„ Mr 0 W. Leete also supported the project. He said apart from runainp the aquatic events, there were a greai many who couid take part in fclu games. The May t said be thought it nr wrote to *' DnwHon, of the Farmers' Go-op., {| m'ght arrange thes«matches Ho bail offered to brinp over a cricket m n.

Bjv, Ju iun sad daring the pasb ten « ars he had not ;d tbe att< rrianco ai tbe Regatta falliDg off yetsr by year. A grofti many poo{lßwho came in had nothing to do on Regatta Day. They ehould a aba it widely kuown, and h<waa sure it would prove a splendid Rev. BavWßfll said he wondered fcb' Regatta Committee had nod bed these in previous years. J fljuid be aave fi aad that these game tfould be played. ' ■ Hf Nowtoß'mov€tl it be.a rocom

mendatipn to the Regatta Committee to bold games in connection with the ttegatta, .. . Seconded by Rev. Hayward and car:iecl. If the games are a success it was decided t) make an annual affair of it

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AKAROA REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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AKAROA REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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