Our Board Chair in action!

On April 23, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg

Tom Kazutomi, Chair of of the Colorado Dragon Boat’s Board of Directors, stars in a commercial featuring dragon boat racing!


The roar of lions returns to CDBF for 2015

On April 3, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg

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In 2014 we debuted the crowd-pleasing Lion Dance Extravaganza, in which area Lion Dance troupes showed off their athleticism, martial arts skills and graceful dance abilities in Gateway To Asia. The Extravaganza returns for 2015.

If you’re in a Lion Dance troupe and would like to compete for the title of crowd favorite, you can submit your application here as a performer — choose the Gateway To Asia stage and tell us all about your troupe.


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:






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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 ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring nearly 1,500 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org 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!

Please consider supporting the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival!
Visit our donation page on ColoradoGives.org!




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!