A Vision for the Present and for the Future

This year 2017, on May 21st, the Dragonboat Race returns to the the downtown Scioto River by the new West Bank Park by COSI which is directly across the Bicentennial Park. We’re unabashedly exited about this new sports venue of Columbus, Ohio! This year we’ve also invited new teams to the Race — twenty-one, a few boats shy of the thirty that we aim for in next year’s event.

Looking back to where we started at the steps of the Scioto Mile amphitheater in 2010, the goal of having thirty — event one hundred! — Dragon Boats has become a driving vision for our city. With this in mind, a new generation of Asian Festival volunteers carry the values of team spirit, camaraderie and community; values that sustain our momentum towards the future.

The Asian Festival Dragonboat Committee are: Victor Shambora (chairperson); Karen Jiobu; Sally and Tony Paz; Dr. Yung-Chen Lu; Manju Sankarappa; Chilin-Yu; Matthew Mawhorter; Greg Thirtyacre III; Dennis Chua; Darin Young; and Jeff Luo.

A hearty cheers and warm welcome to all our teams and all our visitors!