We thought we'd share a photo of our dragon boats that have been winterized and wrapped in plastic to protect them from the elements until it's warm enough to take them out on the water again!
Our boats are stored at Standley Lake in Westminster, a pretty lake with a great view of the foothills to the west. It's also where the race teams practice when warm weather arrives and they don't have to practice in the pool at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
We're proud to announce that we were awarded a 2011 Mayor's Diversity Award from the Denver Asian Pacific American Commission and Mayor Michael Hancock.
We're honored and humbled to be recognized for our mission of bringing together the Asian community and educating ourselves and others about our diverse cultures:
The mission of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development, and athletic competition.
Many thanks to DAPAC, and to Mayor Hancock!
UPDATED: The dates for the 2012 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival are Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29!
Mark your calendars now because next year is the Year of the Dragon, which heralds the first full cycle of the Asian lunar calendar since we launched the festival in 2001. Next year's fest promises to be a big and special one.
Check back here for details in the months to come!