|Dragon Boat Festival Report|
1. Xi'an Delegation|
The Xi'an delegation will have 8 people to come to Kansas City for the Dragon Boat Festival. Besides participating the dragon boat race, the delegation will also meet with sister-city committee to dicuss future possibilities on co-opearation on 3 international sports events held in Xi'an;
1.1. City-Wall International Marathon held each year on first Sunday of November,
1.2. Racing-boat competition by two best universities in Xi'an,seeking teams from Kansas City to join;.
1.3. Bicycle-racing around Chinese highways (Xi'an is chosen as the permanent starting city)
2. Team of Mayor
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 city dignitaries.
3. Team of the schools
In addition to the City of Kansas City and the City of Xi'an Parks and Recreation teams, currently teams have registered from 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.
9:30 am - 10:00 am Mini Dragon Parades
10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:15 am Official City welcome our Sister City Xi'an delegation
10:30 am Dragon Boat Races Begin
10:30 am - 1:00 pm Entertainment
- Lion Dances, Folk Dances, Children's Activities, T-Shirt and Souvenir Booths, Food Booth
1:30 pm Xi'an versus KC Special Race
2:30 pm Closing Ceremony
- Award Trophies and Scholarships
另一个振奋人心的消息, 对华友好协会理事会已经于日前批准了关于颁发给获奖团队的提议, 在龙舟竞渡比赛中获得第一名的学校将得到奖学金1500美元, 第二名将得到1000美元, 第三名将获得500美元. 奖金将颁发给获奖龙舟队所属学校的国际学生办公室专门用于资助中美交换生和学术交流项目.
Exciting news, the Socity board had just approved the proposal to issue three Scholarship to the first three winning teams. As a result, the 1st place will receive $1500, the 2nd place will receive $1000 and the 3rd place will get $500. The Scholarship will be giving to the winner of the College teams to the International department of the winning team's school. Promote exchange program between US and China.
6. Photograph Contest
Hello, everyone! The annual Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner. We are here to annouce the Dragon Boat Festivel Photograph Contest. Please be sure to bring a good camera on 6/9 to capture the exciting moment during the event. The theme is to promote "unity and cooperation" of the spirit of Chinese culture. The first place will get a prize of $100 and the second prize will receive a prize of $50 with the 3 third place to receive $20 as the prize.Please note this contest is open to the KCCA members as well as all the participating schools and orgazations' members, Please come to join us to win the prizes. For detail, please visit http://www.dragonboatkc.org/photocontest.html