If you’re passionate about dragon boat racing, there’s a new club in town you can join. The Mile-Hi Dragonboat Racing Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit group that is separate from the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, whose purpose is to help grow the sport of dragon boat racing in the area by providing access to coaching, training and equipment.
his year's Dragon Boat races are sure to be even more exciting than ever: We've invested in a fleet of six used Hong Kong-style boats and shipped them from Vancouver to Denver to help us expand our races, so we can have more teams facing off against each other in each heat.
These boats are built by Gemini, a Polish-based company that has been manufacturing Dragon Boats since 2001. Their website proudly states: "From the very beginning fundamental aim of our company was to satisfy our clients, which were sending orders from all over the world."
We also still have our two Taiwan-style flag boats for the popular Flag Catcher division races. So we're set for a great, improved weekend of racing at the 13th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival!
The Flag Catcher division is now full but you can still sign up here for the Hong Kong style division and race in our fresh fleet!
CDBF is now accepting applications for our 2013 Non-Profit Partners program. Non-profit organizations can sell beverages, Sno-cones or festival merchandise and keep a portion of the proceeds as a fundraiser. Submit your group's application today! The deadline is Monday, April 15.
Every year, CDBF names a community leader as our Honorary Chair, to celebrate her or his achievements as a leader within the local Asian and Asian American community. Politicians, entrepreneurs, educators and lifelong volunteers have been honored over the past 12 years. In 2012, Aya Medrud (shown here during the Opening Ceremony) served as the festival's Honorary Chair.
It's time to submit your nominations for CDBF's 2013 Honorary Chair -- who is a role model, especially for the next generation of community leaders?