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1st place: TEAM LAOS, Team Captain Paul Oudom
2nd place: CRIME FIGHTERS ON THE WATER, Team Captain Monica Sengstacken
3rd place: TEAM POWER, Team Captain Christine Lin Lustig

Congratulations and thank you to all Festival 2010 teams and team captains for taking part in Festival 2010 races!

Festival pictures

Race with the Dragons!

APSAlute Rookies
Asian Cultural Festival
Confucius Institute
Corazon de Dragon
Crime Fighters on the Water
LG Jumbo Shrimp
LG Tiger Sharks
Musing Dragons
Night Fury
Pan Pacific Warriors
Pflying Pfish
Pier Pressure
Quantum Tunnelers
S.E.A. Turtles
Seo Consulting Waves
Team Brown Dog
Team Laos
Team Power
Team Survivor San Diego
Team Taiko
Team Tritons

9:00 Call to Assembly to Main Stage:
San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers
Festival Opening Ceremony Emcee: Michael Chen Introduction of Festival organizers Linda Tu, President, San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans
Singing of National Anthem by PASACAT
Introduction of City Councilmember Todd Gloria
Blessing of Dragon Boats & Eye Dotting Ceremony
Venerable Yi Shan, Fo Guang Shan?s Hsi Fang Temple
10:00 First Teams to Instruction/Marshalling Areas

Festival Emcees
Michael Chen, Sharon Chen, and Pida Kongphouthone

Festival Performers
Funktastic 6
Giri Nata Balinese Dancers
Heali'i's Polynesian Revue
Korean Traditional Folk Drum and Dance
Moonlight Chinese Dancers
Naruwan Taiko
San Diego Taiko
UCSD Zor/ Hindi Film Dance Team

Festival Artists Tara Hu, Fujiko Isomura, Ashley Park

Food Lemongrass Asian BBQ, Bubba's Asian BBQ

International Mobile Connection
Operation Samahan/ SD API Community Health Network
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmacological Sciences

Tech Coordinator Chris Paffendorf

Festival Sponsors

The Alliance acknowledges with gratitude support for its San Diego Dragon Boat Festival by County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts, and their grant to the Alliance from the San Diego County Community Enhancement Program.

The San Diego Dragon Boat Festival has also been made possible by a grant to the Alliance from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and The Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

The Alliance gratefully acknowledges QUALCOMM Incorporated's generous contribution to the Alliance for its San Diego Dragon Boat Festival.


Shirley Eng, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Linda Tu


UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance)
UCSD TASA (Taiwanese American Student Association)
UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Association)
UCSD Dragonboat
SDSU Alpha Psi Rho
Shirley Eng, John Eng, Jonathan Eng


Kindly Donated By

May Chan, Esq.
Erika Hiramatsu, Esq.
Peter Quon, Esq.






Sabaidee San Diego

6th San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

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The San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans is proud to present our 6th annual Dragon Boat Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 1st, 2010, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Playa Pacifica in Mission Bay Park. As dragon boats race on the Bay in our Festival on Water, pan-Asian performing and visual artists will delight you in our Festival on Land. Join us as we celebrate San Diego's own Dragon Boat Festival!

Form your dragon boat team to race with the dragons! Dragon Boat Festival contracts with award-winning San Diego Dragon Boat Team to provide dragon boats, paddles, PFDs, drummers and steerspersons for dragon boats, same-day on-site training, and practice runs. Join Kaiser Permanente's Corazon de Dragon, first of our dragon boat teams to register for Dragon Boat Festival 2010.

Send team name, team bio, and team photo and/or logo by April 17, 2010 to linda_alliance@yahoo.com. Roster of dragon boat teams will appear on Festival T-shirt; team photos and/or logos, and team bios will be published in Festival program book.

Registration forms and information on festival:
Registration/Roster/Waiver Form
Frequently Asked Questions

Registration fee is $500/ 16-member team, $640/ 16-member team with 16 Festival T-shirts. Registration fee for all-student teams is $320/ 16-member team, IDs required. Registration fees are due with registration forms by April 17, 2010.

Checks are to be made out to "SD Alliance for APIAs", and sent to: SD Alliance for APIAs, 7710 Balboa Ave, Ste 213-B, San Diego, CA 92111.

Or pay by PayPal below:

Information for sponsors, advertisers, vendors:
Sponsor/ Advertiser/ Vendor Packet
Food Booth Reservation
Info Booth Reservation


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