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18th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Atlanta Saturday, Sept 14, 2013 Lake Lanier

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Greetings From Organizer September 14, 2013 Dear Friends and Participants of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Atlanta, Another year has passed and we now find ourselves enjoying our 18th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. You continue to maintain a very impressive field of teams from around the entire Southeast United States. The fact that you get so many teams to come in from out of state speaks to the allure and spirit of your Festival. The growth and enthusiasm for this event is a true reflection of the spirit that pervades this Festival. It has long been known as a family oriented event that welcomes everyone. I still maintain that it is the “best hands-on, cultural diversity event” in the entire Atlanta area. I wish you all the best today as paddlers and spectators for both the racing and our unique, outstanding Opening Ceremony with its celebration of Asian culture. Cheers

Gene Eugene J. Hanratty, III Chairman Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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Chinese Students and Scholars Union at Emory (CSUE) The team from Chinese Students and Scholars Union at Emory University is very likely the youngest and most energetic team. It has been a tradition for us to celebrate this festival. We are enjoying not only the boating competition but also the diversified groups. More excited this year! GO! CSUE! Let’s win a lot of happiness!

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Festival Schedule


Saturday September 14, 2013 Time 6:45 AM 7:00 AM 7:30 AM


Team Captain’s Meeting (Base of Finish Line Tower) Buddhist Monks Bless the Dragon Boats National Anthem and Raising of the Flag

7:45 AM – 12:30 PM Dragon Boat Races (New heat every 10 mins) 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies

12:00 – 12:01 12:02 – 12:09 12:10 – 12:11 12:12 – 12:17 12:17 – 12:25

Firecrackers Dragon Dance Introduction of Festival Patron and Sponsor Ms. Anita Chan Director, Hong Kong Econ & Trade Office (NY) Remarks by Ms. Chan Dotting the Eye of the Dragon

CULTURAL PRESENTATION: - Taiwanese Drum Team - Mountaineer Bamboo Dance - Nagada Dance - Bhangra, India - International Papaya Salad Competition - Breast Cancer Society Ceremony 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Dragon Boat Races Finals

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Awards and Raffle Drawing (except 2000 meter)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Race

2000 Meter Dragon Boat

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Race

Georgia Asian Times

2013 Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, Lanier Olympic Venue, Gainesville, GA Start List: 500 Meter Race & 250 Meter Heats (Rounds 1 & 2) Saturday, September 14, 2013 Marshalling Race Time

500 Meter Races 7:25 AM 7:45 AM

Race Length Lane Team Name 1

500 m

250 Meter Races (Round 1) 7:33 AM 7:53 AM 2 250 m

7:41 AM

8:01 AM


250 m

7:49 AM

8:09 AM


250 m

7:57 AM

8:17 AM


250 m

8:05 AM

8:25 AM


250 m

8:13 AM

8:33 AM


250 m

8:21 AM

8:41 AM


250 m

8:29 AM

8:49 AM


250 m

8:37 AM

8:57 AM


250 m

8:45 AM

9:05 AM


250 m

Team Captain James Chaffin Jim O'Dell Dawn Alligood

Division Open Mix Open Mix Open Mix

1 3 5 7

Exterior Concept LCKC Super Dragons Organized Chaos

1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8

Cancer Survivors Financial Manufacturing Seng Thammavongsa Southeast Asia Kelly Smith Cancer Survivors Minye Fu Financial Vincent Payne Manufacturing Vildana Kurtovic Recreational Ikeranda Smith Collegiate Meraj Dhamani Financial Vincent Payne Manufacturing Ashley Mack Recreational Chinese Student Scholars Union @ Emory Xiang Cheng Collegiate Sandy Lau Financial State Farm David Haack Manufacturing ZF Gainesville Deming Ng Recreational NAAAP - Deming Ng Ernita Goh Manufacturing Newell Rubbermaid - Consumer James Wade Financial Sun Trust James Chaffin Open Mix Exterior Concept Steven Gu Recreational NACA/MACOC Alex Graham Collegiate GA Tech - International Buzz Daniel Ke International CAAG - Phnom Penh Cambodia Hector Rainey Recreational Intervision Foods Richard Fung a Fat Recreational Laura Anfinson Collegiate GA Tech - Kayak Carrie Hsu International Home Depot - Orange Dragons Dawn Alligood Open Mix Organized Chaos Leng Chang Recreational SKA Academy of Arts and Design Addison Sheu Collegiate GA Tech - TASA Dragon Paramjeet Perry International Punjab Dragon Dara Thach Recreational Accenture Allen Lo Recreational UPS #2 Hong Kong Student Association @ GT Daniel Tsui Collegiate Tsinghua Alumni Association of Georgia Bo Su International Tiffany Soo Recreational ASCEND Anthony Chung Recreational Wesley Academy Dong Mei Liao Collegiate Kennesaw Confucius Institute Estrella Cramer International UPS #1 Richard Fung-A-Fat Recreational AT&T No Texting while Paddling Meishan Spradlin Recreational WLA PTO Dragon Boat Atlanta Bank of America Newell Rubbermaid - Professional Wat Lao Sattha Dhamma PANCAN ING Pepsico - Performance Mandarin Oriental Agnes Scott College KPMG Pepsico - Purpose NAAAP - Ashley Mack

Linda Evans Lori Ernita Goh

(Finish Line Tower) 2000 Meter Dragon Boat (selected teams only)

Updated: 9/10/13

10:37 AM

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9:13 AM


250 m

1 3 5 7

9:01 AM

9:21 AM


250 m

2 4 6 8

9:09 AM

9:29 AM


250 m

9:17 AM

9:37 AM


250 m

9:25 AM

9:45 AM


250 m

1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7

250 Meter Races (Round 2) 9:33 AM 9:53 AM 17 250 m

9:41 AM 10:01 AM


250 m

2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7

9:49 AM 10:09 AM


250 m

10:04 AM 10:24 AM


250 m

10:12 AM 10:32 AM


250 m

10:20 AM 10:40 AM


250 m

2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7

Mercer Asia E-Verifile AT&T Digital Life Won Fun Crew (Sub Break-A-Way Dragons ) Nighthawks @ University of North Georgia Carrier Transicold AT&T U-Verse CAAG - Angkor Wat Khmer Piedmont Lions at Piedmont College Hisense USA #1 AT&T Aspire Laotian American Society UGA Team Hisense USA #2 CAAG - Prey Nokor Cambodia Mekong Dragon

Raymond Ko Tara Barkley Richard Stokes

Collegiate Logo Sponsor International

Linda Harris


Yan Gao


Kinna Vichathep Norman Chu Jack Sith

Manufacturing International Southeast Asia

Stanton Collins


Jonathan Frank Kevin Boothe Jason Sommano Yuan Zhuang Jonathan Frank Sokheouth Meas Sam Sith

Manufacturing Recreational Southeast Asia Collegiate Manufacturing Recreational Southeast Asia Collegiate

Clemson Asian Student Association Shiou-Jyh Hwu


LCKC Baby Dragons

Kalen Lee Scholz


Dragon Boat Atlanta ING Pepsico - Purpose NAAAP - Deming Ng GA Tech - International Buzz

Linda Evans Minye Fu Vincent Payne Deming Ng Alex Graham

Cancer Survivors Financial Manufacturing Recreational Collegiate

SKA Academy of Arts and Design

Leng Chang


Bo Su


Richard Fung-A-Fat


Linda Harris


Jonathan Frank Hector Rainey

Manufacturing Recreational

Lori Vincent Payne Ashley Mack

Financial Manufacturing Recreational

Stanton Collins


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International Collegiate Recreational Recreational

Yan Gao


Jonathan Frank Sokheouth Meas Kalen Lee Scholz

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Tsinghua Alumni Association of Georgia AT&T No Texting While Paddling Won Fun Crew (Sub Break-A-Way Dragons ) Hisense USA #2 Intervision Foods Bank of America Pepsico - Performance NAAAP - Ashley Mack Piedmont Lions at Piedmont College CAAG - Phnom Penh Cambodia GA Tech - TASA Dragon ASCEND WLA PTO Nighthawks @ University of North Georgia Hisense USA #1 CAAG - Prey Nokor Cambodia LCKC Baby Dragons

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250 m

10:36 AM 10:56 AM


250 m

10:44 AM 11:04 AM


250 m

10:52 AM 11:12 AM


250 m

11:00 AM 11:20 AM


250 m

11:08 AM 11:28 AM


250 m

11:16 AM 11:36 AM


250 m

11:24 AM 11:44 AM


250 m

11:32 AM 11:52 AM


250 m

2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8

Newell Rubbermaid - Professional

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Vildana Kurtovic Mandarin Oriental Chinese Student Scholars Union @ Xiang Cheng Emory James Wade Sun Trust Richard Fung a Fat Paramjeet Perry Punjab Dragon Anthony Chung Wesley Academy Raymond Ko Mercer Asia Kinna Vichathep Carrier Transicold Kevin Boothe AT&T Aspire Sam Sith Mekong Dragon Seng Wat Lao Sattha Dhamma Thammavongsa Ikeranda Smith Agnes Scott College Sandy Lau State Farm Laura Anfinson GA Tech - Kayak Dara Thach Accenture Hong Kong Student Association @ Daniel Tsui GT Dong Mei Liao Kennesaw Confucius Institute E-Verifile Tara Barkley Norman Chu AT&T U-Verse Jason Sommano Laotian American Society PANCAN KPMG ZF Gainesville NACA/MACOC Home Depot - Orange Dragons UPS #2 UPS #1 AT&T Digital Life CAAG - Angkor Wat Khmer UGA Team Newell Rubbermaid - Consumer LCKC Super Dragons

Kelly Smith Meraj Dhamani David Haack Steven Gu Carrie Hsu Allen Lo Estrella Cramer Richard Stokes Jack Sith Yuan Zhuang Ernita Goh Jim O'Dell

Clemson Asian Student Association Shiou-Jyh Hwu

Manufacturing Recreational Collegiate Financial Recreational International Recreational Collegiate Manufacturing Recreational Southeast Asia Southeast Asia Collegiate Financial Collegiate Recreational Collegiate Collegiate Logo Sponsor International Southeast Asia Collegiate Cancer Survivors Financial Manufacturing Recreational International Recreational International International Southeast Asia Collegiate Manufacturing Open Mix Collegiate

Opening Ceremonies & Lunch: 12:00 PM 250 Meter Finals and 2,000 Meter Race Start Lists will be distributed on Saturday. They are determined by your time in the heats (for 250 Meter Finals) and your time in the 500 Meter Races (for the 2,000 Meter Races).

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Laotian American Society “Pride in our Heritage, Passion for our Future”

Team WLA-PTO is

racing on a Dragon Boat this year!!!

Come cheer on the World Language Academy. Dragon Boat Atlanta has participated in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival since the team began in 2004. We are a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters who want to increase awareness of breast cancer, to share the belief that there is quality of life after breast cancer, and that exercise plays an important role in helping to achieve the highest quality of life. Also promoting dragon boating within the community. We are all

winners on the water.

Team WLA-PTO is racing on a Dragon Boat this year!!! Come cheer on the World Language Academy.

Cambodian-American Association of Georgia “Race To Embrace! Good luck to all the participating teams!”

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We are a proud supporter of the 18th Annual Dragon Boat Festival of Atlanta

Here’s to doing everything we can to build a better place to live, work, and learn.


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