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Check out Korea Daily San Diego's monthly journal, San Diego Korean-American Community Magazine, February 2013, p. 97, for profile on the Alliance.
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Race Results @ San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2013
Congratulations to champions of Festival 2013 dragon boat races!

1st place:
            Sticky Rice Power (Khamp Thongrivong, Team Captain)
            Sticky Rice Power placed 3rd in 2012 San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

2nd place:
            Team Laos (Paul Oudom, Team Captain)
            Team Laos was Champion of 2010 San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

3rd place:
            Lao San Diego Soccer Club (Phet Rassavong, Team Captain)
            Lao SD Soccer Club was Champion of 2011 SD Dragon Boat Festival

9th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival
Festival 2013 Dragon Boat Teams

Ai Lao
Corazόn de Dragon
Four Seas
Lao San Diego Soccer Club
Mekong Dragons
Musing Dragons
Operation Samahan
Pan Pac Warriors
Pflying Pfish
QDragon Dual
Raytheon Paddle Pirates
SingMa Dragons
Sticky Rice Power
Storm Born Dragons
Team Laos
Team Taiko
Team Tritons Haribo Gold Bears
Team Tritons Sour Patch Kids
Team Tritons Rx Liberty
The Researchers
Tum Mak Hoong
Wait for It
Festival 2013 Sponsors
The San Diego Dragon Boat Festival is supported in part by a grant to the Alliance from the San Diego County Community Enhancement Program. Our deepest gratitude to San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts, District 4.

The Alliance gratefully acknowledges QUALCOMM Incorporated for its generous support of the Alliance for Alliance mission and our San Diego Dragon Boat Festival.

9th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

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Alliance is proud to announce our 9th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival, to be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9 am - 5 pm, at Playa Pacifica in Mission Bay Park. Whether you race with the dragons, or cheer them on, Dragon Boat Festival is fun-filled, healthful, environmentally-friendly, and free and open to the public. Registration deadline extended to Monday, April 29!!
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Both 2013 Registration Form and 2013 USDBF Event Waiver/Release Form for teams must be filled out and returned:
Click for 2013 Registration and USDBF Event Waiver/Release Form


Festival 2013 Guests of Honor
Congressman SCOTT PETERS, member of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

County Supervisor

Festival 2013 Emcee Opening Ceremony

MICHAEL CHEN, Channel 10 News reporter, Pac-Arts' SD Asian Film Festival programmer
Festival Opening Ceremony
Southern Sea Lion Dancers
Ceremonies to Bless the Dragon Boats and Dot the Dragons' Eyes
Hsi Fang Temple
Running the Dragon Boat Races
San Diego Dragon Boat Team
UCSD Dragon Boat
Festival Emcee Performing Arts
Pida Kongphouthone
Festival Performing Artists
Khmer Dance Troupe
Moonlight Chinese Dancers
Naruwan Taiko
SD Korean Pungmul School
San Diego Taiko
Wat Lao Buddharam Dancers
Production Coordinator
Chris Paffendorf
Festival Artists
Shirley Jew
San Diego Potters' Guild

Li Chen
San Diego Potters' Guild
Festival Food

Lemongrass Asian BBQ
Featured in farmers' markets @ UCSD Tues 9am-2pm, SDSU Thurs 9am-3pm, La Jolla Sun 9am-1pm

May's Kitchen Bab Lao Lao
At your favorite festivals and celebrations!
Festival Organizers
Amy Boudsady, David Cai, Conely Chan, Krista Fierro, Pida Kongphouthone, Patrick Lim, Brian Nguyen, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Seward Yuan, Linda Tu (Chair)
Festival Registration and Sales Supervisor
Krista Fierro, Shirley Eng, John Eng
Festival Grounds Supervisors
Vong Angmatsa, Sou Kongphouthone
Festival Volunteer Coordinators
Amy Boudsady, Shirley Eng, Linda Tu
Festival Volunteers
UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance)

UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Association)

John Eng, Jonathan Eng, Sue Yao
Festival Flyer, Festival Postcard
Kaii Tu
Festival in the News!
Dominic Lee 李大明 reports on 9th annual SD Dragon Boat Festival in World Journal 世界日報's ePaper 世界電子報 epaper.worldjournal.com, 5/7/2013.





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