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Aya Medrud is a great role model for young Asian Americans. She's spent a lifetime of service with community non-profits, taught art for two decades, and pushed fo civil rights. She's a founder of the Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance, which hosts the annual Boulder Asian Festival.
So she's a perfect choice for CDBF's 2012 Honorary Chair!
We’re very excited to announce that as part of our committment to celebrating athletic competition and healthy lifestyles, we’re hosting the first-ever Dragon 5K Run/Walk at Sloan’s Lake on Sunday July 29 at 8 am, before the festival!
We want this to be a fun, family event, and commemorate the Year of the Dragon — so participants are welcome to wear dragon-themed costumes, masks and hats (we’ll supply the t-shirts).
Participants will enjoy performers at each mile marker along the course, which will circle Sloan’s Lake as the festival prepares for its second day of culture and competition. The winner will receive a trophy, prize and recognition on the CDBF website. Registration will start at 7 am, and the Run will kick off at 8 am while walkers can begin at 8:15 am.
Over the years, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival has made it a priority to feature the best of the local Asian communities on our performing arts stages. That includes not just music and dance of our traditional cultures, but also the music of the Asian American generation: Rock, folk, fun, R&B, blues, punk and a little bit of jazz.
Award winning singer-songwriter Wendy Woo has been a regular o our Main Stage since the early years, and Dwight Mark wrote the rockin’ CDBF theme song, “Dragon Boat,” back in 2006 after performing his mix of rock, blues and folk the first time at the festival.
Also over the years, it’s become clear that there’s a lot of talented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders making music in the area. So many that this year, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire stage throughout the weekend to just bands playing various styles.
The Performing Arts Committee screened a couple-dozen submissions to came up with a dynamic proigram that’s sure to add a new dimension to CDBF 2012.
Check here for the lineup -- we'll be announcing the Band Stage schedule soon!
Would you like to get in shape for the upcoming Dragon Boat season? Did you know that a strong core, back and shoulders along with hip mobility are key components to a proper paddling stroke?
CDBF has teamed up with Team Beachbody, the makers of P90X, Insanity and the new Tia Cheng (among others) so you can keep track of your fitness progress, and help raise funds for the festival at the same time. You'll get a discount to Team Beachbody products, and CDBF receives a portion of the proceeds from every sale. Now, THAT's what we call a "win-win!"
Click to read more about our partnership with Team Beachbody or to join -- it's free!