Many thanks to everyone who bought a CDBF Raffle ticket during the festival over the weekend. Board of Directors member Donna Lavigne drew the winning tickets on the Main Performing Arts Stage at the end of the weekend.
Thanks to Sportique Scooters, First Prize was a 50cc Kymco LIKE 50 Scooter (shown here, a $2,6000 value).
Second Prize was a 32″ LCD Screen TV and gift certificate from Marble Empire ($539 value) and Third Prize was a Deluxe Mahjong Set and gift certificate from Marble Empire ($305 value).
The winners are:
Bob Buczek, Frederick Colorado
Leonard Swartwood, Rye Colorado
Michele Lee, Boulder Colorado
Congratulations to the winning teams from the 11th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival races! For the first time, we raced by divisions each day to keep the races running as smooth and efficiently as possible.
Thanks to the Race Committee and all the volunteers as well as the teams themselves, the races were on time all weekend!
Here are all the medalists from each division:
SaturdayFlag Catching Recreational Division
Gold: Pirates of Pangea - Pho95 in Centennial
Silver: Global Village Academy - Global Village Academy
Bronze: Ice Dragons - self-sponsored
Flag Catching Youth Division
Gold: LBT Youth - Lao Buddhist Temple
Silver: PASCO Pinoy Dragons - Philippine American Society of Colorado
Bronze: DCS/CoIS Got Rice? - Denver Chinese School and Colorado International School
Hong Kong Competitive Division
Gold: Rocket Dragons - Lockheed Martin
Silver: Flying Dragons - self-sponsored
Bronze: Aquaholics - self-sponsored team from Toronto, Canada
Gold: Aquaholics - self-sponsored team from Toronto, Canada
Silver: Flying Dragons self-sponsored
Bronze: Rocket Dragons - Lockheed Martin
Grand Champion of Competitive Races: Aquaholics - self-sponsored team from Toronto, Canada
SundayFlag Catching Corporate Division
Gold: Sunaj Taob - Janus Funds
Silver: Kinetic Fitness - Kinetic Fitness
Bronze: Got Dim Sum? - Wells Fargo
Hong Kong Recreational Division
Gold: Raytheon Rowing Racers - Raytheon
Silver: My Row is Tight - SerrStudio
Bronze: Kaiser Permanente - Kaiser Permanente
Hong Kong Corporate Division
Gold: H2Row - Denver Water
Silver: Wagenkamp's Frozen Fish Sticks - Wagenlander & Heisterkamp, LLC
Bronze: sNAAAPing Dragons - Nation Association of Asian American Professionals Colorado Chapter
It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it. Each year, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival holds a Culinary Contest with celebrity judges who go from booth to booth and sample the food served at the Taste of Asia Food Pavilion, and the winners are acknowledged from the Main Performing Arts Stage.
It's a tough job because we have such a variety of cuisines offered at the festival, from traditional Asian dishes to American festival fare. All the vendors are eligible for the contest -- we don't just judge the Asian fare. Check out our full list of food vendors.
This year, our judges had the added responsibility of checking out our first-ever Taste of Asia Food Truck Stop, with several food trucks serving Vietnamese, BBQ and Argentinian cuisine.
The hard-working celebrity judges this year were Chef Jeff Osaka of twelverestaurant, Joanne Davidson, society columnist for The Denver Post, and Chef Mick Rosacci, 7News chef and co-owner of Tony's Market.
Here's the list of winners for the 2011 Culinary Contest at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival:
Manna from Heaven Vietnamese food truck for Banh Mi Sandwiches
This is the first Asian food truck in the area.
Little Grass Shack for their Hawaiian Shaved Ice
The judges noted their refreshing dessert/beverage, housed in a really cute booth.
BEST OF SHOW FOR OUTSTANDING OVERALL
Route 40 Argentinian food truck
The judges liked the great menu selection, tasty food and friendly people. They cited it as an example of how CDBF is not just an Asian festival, but showcases our cross-cultural elements
SECOND PLACE: Caribbean Cuisine, Jamaica's Famous Curry Goat (judges especially liked the fried plantains)
THIRD PLACE: Chez Thuy, Vietnamese cuisine
SECOND PLACE: Smooch Frozen Yogurt and Mochi, Japanese mochie ice cream and homemade fro-yo
THIRD PLACE: Route 40 for Argentinian Alfajor Cookie Sandwiches
We're posting videos from the 11th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, including videos posted to YouTube by YOU. So shoot firstname.lastname@example.org an email when you have a video online and we'll add it to our CDBF Videos page.
You can also see videos from previous years on the page.
Thanks to everyone who shot photos and videos at the festival -- share them online and help us get the rest of the world excited about CDBF!
One of the highlights of the 11th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Main Performing Arts Stage was the performance by various artists from the popular Cultural Unity hip-hop showcase stage. DJ Skip Ripkin and some of the area's best B-boys and B-girls wowed the crowd and showed off the eclectic, creative and diverse range of the local hip-hop community.