Sign up and be part of CDBF 2015!

On February 1, 2015, in About, by cdbforg
Denver Taiko shoots a group selfie with the audience from the Main Stage at the 2014 festival. (Photo by Brandon Iwamoto)

Denver Taiko shoots a group selfie with the audience from the Main Stage at the 2014 festival. (Photo by Brandon Iwamoto)

Make your plans now: CDBF 2015 is set for July 18 and 19 at Sloan’s Lake Park, and you can already sign up to participate in the 15th annual festival.

The online registration forms are now available for most areas of the festival (the Volunteer signup form will become available in March). Here are links to each of the areas’ Requirements pages or directly to the registration or application forms:







It’s that time of year again!

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we want your support.

On Tuesday, December 9, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits.

About Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round website featuring nearly 1,500 nonprofits. encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

Why December 9?

Because thanks to the Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. It’s easy, quick and secure!

Best of all, you can pre-schedule your donation TODAY for December 9!

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The Dragon Chef: Taste of Asia fundraiser presented by MillerCoors and held October 16 was a fun evening and a great success, with Kathy Poland of A Taste of the Philippines voted by attendees as the 2014 Dragon Chef.

The evening was held at the Tuscan Ballroom at the University of Denver, and attendees were able to sample not only Poland’s Manok Sa Gata (chicken simmered in coconut milk), a specialty from northern Philippines, Lumpia (eggrolls) and Banana Lumpia for dessert, but also Chinese food from Chef Chong Nguyen, the owner of Coal Mine Dragon restaurant in Evergreen, and Cambodian cuisine from Chef Heng Lim of Woody’s Wings and Things in Westminster.

KUSA’s Nelson Garcia, who is Filipino, was the emcee for the event, and the T&T acoustic duo performed a set of music accompanied by vocalist Julie Almeira.

As an added ingredient for the evening, MillerCoors’ Mixology was presented for the first time with Asian-inspired flavored beers. People got to enjoy beer like they’ve never had before: the spicy kick of Coors Dragon’s Breath (with Sriracha Sauce!) and the citrusy refreshment of Coors Pacific Delight, (with limes and pineapple juice).

Congratulations to Kathy Poland, the 2014 Dragon Chef!

Click here for a full photo album of the Dragon Chef event!


dragonchefgraphicJoin us for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s 2014 fundraiser, Dragon Chef: Taste of Asia, presented by MillerCoors!

Save the date, Thursday, October 16 and come hungry to the Tuscan Ballroom at the University of Denver. CDBF will celebrate the richness of Asian cuisine with chefs who cook up dishes at the festival competing for your votes for the best Dragon Chef! Among the competitors will be Kathy Poland of A Taste of the Philippines and Chong Nguyen of Coal Mine Dragon restaurant in Evergreen and Chef Heng of Woody’s Wings & Things in Westminster, who serves Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes (and of course, Buffalo wings too!).

Read more about the Dragon Chef event and see videos of the chefs, and register online for this fun, unique evening of fabulous Asian flavors!


We asked the winners of the inaugural CDBF Selfie Contest to post selfies of themselves with their winning VISA gift cards. Here’s what they shot:

Tyler Nading, First Place ($100)


Denver Taiko, Second Place ($50)


DJ Skip Rip, Third Place ($25)