2013 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Eye Dotting Ceremony

Each year, the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival honours the ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing with an Eye Dotting Ceremony. The ceremony awakens the sleeping dragons and resuscitates the dragon boats with good spirits to provide ultimate enjoyment for all the racers.

Represented by Head Coach Nathan Salazar and paddlers Hayden Sohm, Deputy Director of LA County Parks Department and Steve Evans, Head Supervisor of Santa Fe Recreational Park, Team DPW is honored to participate in this ancient tradition.




Team DPW Fundraising Raffle Winners!

Thank you to all those who supported our fundraising raffle! And congratulations to all winners!

1st Prize – iPad Mini
Eric Calderon

2nd Prize – Apple TV
Alex Villarama

3rd Prize – iPod Shuffle
Caroline Huff

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Team DPW shares our success and victories with all of you!

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Team DPW Wins Big at the 2013 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival



Ohhhhh  yeaaahhhhh!!!!!   3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals!!!  Congratulations to all!!!  woot woot!


Our kids finally became the champs in the elementary division.  We beat the team that’s been 1st place for the past 10 years by less than a second.  Congrats to our kids.


Team DPW CAPE defended their GOLD medal in the Corporate A division!!!


All of our VIP teams won in the VIP Division – LA County, OC Parks, and Quest!


Our ladies won Bronze in the Women’s B division.


Mixed B won Silver in the Mixed III-B division.


Again, congrats to all!!!





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