to the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, a non-profit multiple-cultural
initiative! The mission of the festival is to highlight
Chinese and pan-Asian cultures in Pittsburgh, and to promote
cultural understanding between the East and the West in
a fun way.
2006 marks the fifth anniversary of this growing event.
As a result of its success, the event is back by popular
demand, and will be hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Sister
Cities Association, Three Rivers Rowing Association with
support from Pittsburgh Paddlefish, Steel City Dragons,
Pittsburgh Chinese School, Three Rivers Families with Children
from China, Tzu Chi Pittsburgh Liaison Office and the Pittsburgh
Association for Science and Technology.
Dragon Boat Racing is a 2,400-year-old traditional Chinese
activity known for its color and excitement. The ornately
carved and brightly painted dragon heads and tails that
adorn the front and back of each craft distinguish the 44
foot-long boat. A Dragon Boat seats 20 paddlers in 10 pairs,
a steersperson and a drummer.
To participate in the festival or to receive sponsorship
information, please contact Arlene Krava at 724-348-4836
Come down and learn:
Martial Arts, Chinese Yo-Yo, Origami, Chop Sticks,
Tai Chi and more!