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第八届堪城龙舟节将于2012年6月9日在Country Club Plaza隆重举行 ---

一年一度的龙舟节马上就要到了, 今年的龙舟节将于2012年6月9日(星期六)上午9:30至下午3:00由西安友好城市委员会与对华友好协会联合在Country Club Plaza隆重举行。届时,Country Club Plaza将有盛大的游行,舞台表演和赛龙舟等庆祝活动。

每一年的节日都有惊喜。今年也不例外,堪萨斯市市长的Sylvester James 已经答应做堪萨斯城代表队的鼓手。从我们的姐妹城市中国西安也来了代表团,随行的有西安市长和其他政要。
除了堪萨斯城队和市公园队,目前确认参加比赛的龙舟队还有,堪萨斯大学,堪萨斯州立大学, Johnson County社区学院,堪萨斯城艺术学院以及来自密苏里大学堪萨斯城分校的三支队伍等。

亲爱的朋友, 请不要错过这个一年一度的盛会,请加入我们,2012年6月9日(星期六)早上9点40分在Country Club Plaza。今年现场还将有正宗中餐和饮料供应,请带足现金。


Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri will be packed with people and dragons for the Eighth Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Kansas City - Xi’an Sister City Committee and the Society for Friendship with China will host the celebration of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with parades, stage performances and Dragon Boat races.

Every year, the festival brings surprises. This year, Kansas City Mayor Sylvester James has confirmed he will be the Drummer keeping time in a City of Kansas City-staffed Dragon Boat. The Kansas City team will race in an exhibition against a team visiting that weekend from our Sister City Xi’an, China, along with their mayor and other dignitaries.

In addition to the City of Kansas City and the City of Xi’an Parks and Recreation teams, currently teams have registered from the Down Town Rotary Club, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College, the Kansas City Art Institute and three from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

This is an event you don’t want miss. Please join us on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza from Broadway Boulevard to Nichols Parkway for a full day of fun.

Chinese food and drink will be available for order on site, please bring enough cash.
Volunteering opportunity is availible, please call 913-226-1696 or email kccaks@gmail.com for registration.