11a.m. - 7p.m. Saturday September 6
South Side Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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express our sincere thanks for all sponsors, supporters, volunteers,
participants, and spectators! We have worked together and have
made the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival 2003 a huge success.
As an non-profit initiative, The festival aims to make Pittsburgh
a more diverse and fun place to live by bringing the East cultures
to the West. We are proud that many people truly enjoyed this
Asian cultural showcase.
1. Estimated 9000 attendees.
2. Six hour long stage Chinese/Indian cultural performances.
3. Six hour long dragon boat racing.
4. Our food vendors regretted that they didn't have
enough food to sell. We had 5 Asian food vendors and two western
5. 32 exhibitors/vendors. We kept all the vendors/exhibitors
from last year. New vendors were very glad to be there.
7. Volunteers were overflow.
8. The expenditure of $20,000 all covered through
fundraising. And the festival breaks even.
9. Many attendees expressed that they really enjoyed
THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING PART OF IT, AND FOR MAKING PITTSBURGH
A DIVERSE & FUN PLACE TO LIVE.
We are in the process to access the festival, examine
the weakness and strength, and to discuss about the Dragon Boat
Festival 2004. We would appreciate your comments, suggestions,
concerns and more. (Submit your opinion underline here put the
email address. )
Here are some comments we would like to share with you:
I want to buy a bigger booth, 15x15 for next year.
----Thai Grill, food vendor.
...Thanks for organizing a super festival. Congratulations to
everyone that participated.
----Larry E. Wentzel, Coach / 6 Left Engine-room Paddles Steel
WHAT a GREAT FESTIVAL! ...great job. It seemed packed and the
performances were wonderful and the food was delicious
----Amy Evans, Paddler, volunteer
I agree totally...the festival was amazing! It must
be good to know that all of your hard work and preparation came
together to make such an excellent event.
-----Rob Pinder, volunteer
You and your team are very well organized and execute your plans
exceptionally well. I thought the grounds, vendors, stage presentations(the
ones I could see) and folks that I met were terrific. You and
your culture are so professional, polite and interesting, I really
enjoyed your Festival and envision it growing each year you have
it. You have earned..."A DIFFICULT JOB WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!
-----Bill G. (MC for the racing)
Sounds like the event went well all around. The after party was
great, I did not get there till the end but there were 50+ people
packed in the space and all talking about how good the event was.
The athletes from out of town really enjoyed all the festival
activities and food!
----Ben Ledewitz, TRRA Coach, festival graphics volunteer designer
We just wanted to let you know that you did a great job with the
Dragon Boat Festival - It was an outstanding day! I heard many
wonderful comments - the park really lent itself to a relaxed,
intimate experience.... We were delighted to have the opportunity
to be part of such a meaningful part of the Chinese community
and culture. I hope everyone was pleased with the children's activities
- any feedback will be helpful for our future planning. We are
looking forward to next year!
-----Mrs & Mr. Poutous, Three Rivers Families with Children
from China, children's area organizers, volunteers
My daughter and I enjoyed it!
------Gary, sound man for racing