7th Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

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The San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans holds its 7th annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Playa Pacifica in Mission Bay Park. On water, race to the beat of drums. On land, celebrate pan-Asian cultures and cuisines. Come celebrate with us!


Festival Emcee Opening Ceremony 

ROBERT SANTOS, KGTV 10News Anchor/ Reporter/ Weathercaster

Festival Program

Guests of Honor:
GREG COX, County Supervisor
RON ROBERTS, County Supervisor
TODD GLORIA,City Councilmember
LORIE ZAPF, City Councilmember

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 Emcees Performing Arts

SHARON CHEN, Reporter, XETV Fox 6 News

Performing Artists

Lucky Lion Dancers
Amy Boudsady
Heali`i's Polynesian Revue
Khmer Dance Troupe
Korean Traditional Pungmul Musical Team
Moonlight Chinese Dancers
Naruwan Taiko
Nkauj Paaj Ntaub
San Diego Taiko

Artists' Pavillion

Potters of the San Diego Potters' Guild:
Kim Chen
Shirley Jew
Minako Yamane-Lee

Check out Festival potters Kim Chen, Shirley Jew and Minako Yamane-Lee at San Diego Potters' Guild Spring Sale, June 11 & 12, 10am - 4pm, Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Mixed Media
Tara Hu
Fujiko Isomura
Yuan Sophie Liu

Food Vendors

Bubba's Asian BBQ
May's Kitchen Bab Lao Lao

Food Truck
India-on-Wheels 10 am - 2 pm

Festival Program Book

Charles Tu
Linda Tu

Festival Flyer, Festival Postcard

Kaii Tu

Congratulations! 2011 Dragon Boat Festival Champions!

First Place: Lao San Diego Soccer Club
Second Place:The Researchers White
Third Place: Pan Pacific Warriors

Festival 2011 Dragon Boat Teams

APSAlute Rookies
Corazon de Dragon
Four Seas
Lao San Diego Soccer Club
Musing Dragons
Nokia Night Fury
Pan Pacific Warriors
Quantum Tunnelers
SEA Turtles
SingMa Dragons
Sticky Rice Power
Team Laos (Defending Champions)
Team Sony
Team Tritons: Honey Badgers
Team Tritons: Mac-Attackers
Team Tritons: The A Team
The Researchers Red
The Researchers White
The Researchers Blue
The Researchers Gold
Via Paddle
Whatever Floats Your Boat

Festival Organizers

Michael Chapp, Pida Kongphouthone, Patrick Lim, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Linda Tu (Chair)

Festival Volunteers Coordinators

Shirley Eng, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Linda Tu

Festival Volunteers

UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Association)
UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Association)

Amy Boudsady, John Eng, Jonathan Eng, Krista Fierro, Sou Kongphouthone, Julie Park, Lom Vanhnasy, Shian-shi Yao

Production Coordinator

Chris Paffendorf

Festival Consultants

May Chan, Esq.
Jae Kang, Esq.

Festival Sponsor

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