2019 Event Program

 

11th Annual

Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival

WELCOME

Everyone at the Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club would like to thank all participants for taking part in this community event at Lake Las Vegas! Your participation as a sponsor, paddler, volunteer or spectator means you are actively taking part to raise awareness and help fund Dignity Health – St Rose Hospital’s Engelstad Foundation R.E.D Rose program to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.

We are forever grateful to the vision Holly Lyman, Director of the Women’sCare Center at Dignity Health – St Rose Hospital, acted upon in creating this program in 2009. Because of Holly, many local women and men now embrace dragon boating as a sport and healthy lifestyle here in Las Vegas. We have club members that travel as far as Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and Hungary to compete in World Cup Dragon Boat Championships. This year, Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club was represented on Team USA by an extraordinary athlete and local paddler, Sanaa Makram. 

Additionally, what started as a crazy fundraiser, has grown into a full-blown community of paddlers and dragon boat enthusiasts. We would like to thank ALL members of the Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club for their passion and cooperative efforts in making the 11th Annual Rose Regatta possible! Their teamwork, deep sense of community, camaraderie and love of healthy competition is at the core of this gathering today!

Now, let’s go RACE!!

2019 ROSE REGATTA TEAM LIST

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR DIVISION
Abreast In A Boat
Phoenix Desert Dragons
Pink Paddlers

CORPORATE/COMMUNITY DIVISION
Aristocrat Buffalo Stampede
Bank of America
Blue Steel
Children of the Kern
Comp Cancer Centers East
Comp Cancer Centers West
Jammin for Jamie
Levi
Lovin’ the Ta Tas
Nathan’s Nauticals
NV Energy Rowbots
Pop kerns
Rad Dragons
Raiders Stadium
Team Sound
The Sports Club at Lake Las Vegas
Twin Pinks
UNLV Rebel Dragons
UNLV Rowing Club
VA Warriors
Xraycers

DIGNITY HEALTH CAMPUS TEAMS
Dragon Slayers NV
Siena Blazing Paddles
Southwest Samurais

MIXED CLUB DIVISION
Adaptive Fusion
Desert Dragons Blue
Dragon Eyes
Electric Dragons Paddle Warriors
LAPD Paddling Pigs
Mile High Dragons
Moody Brews
NYPD DragonBoat Team
Paddle meNVy
Paddlers for Hire
Phantom Dragons/Pink Phantoms
Rogue
Skittles
USC

WOMEN CLUB DIVISION
Abreast in a Boat
Blue Angels
Catch 22
Chicago Sirens
Desert Dragons Pink
Phoenix Desert Dragons
Pink Paddlers
Salem Water Otters
Tilikum Dragons

YOUTH TEAMS
Jr Dragons
Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club

2018 ROSE REGATTA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL COORDINATORS

EVERYONE BEHIND THE SCENES

 

Course Umpire Gary Furukawa
Chief Judge Alex Chen
Race Director Terry Maurer
Equipment Bevin Miyake
Volunteer Coordinator Patti Kellerhouse
Marshaling

Tawanda McIntosh, Adela Victorio, Shantell Padilla, Amy Maurer, Gloria Maurer, Claire Hooper, Shanna Turner, 

Dock Masters Rod Lyman, Bevin Miyake, Daniel Maurer, Brad Maurer
Dock Handlers

Brad Maurer, Daniel Maurer, Bevin Miyake, Fernie Padilla, Gail Ledbetter, Shawn Barnes, Sam Dunnam

Starting Line

Gary Furukawa, Stephanie Clark, Veronica White, Sharon Davis

Finishing Judges

Alex Chen, Polly Bates, Andrea Kenny, Jose Delgado, Shireen Jones

Chief Referee and Jury

Alex Chen, Gary Furukawa

Coaches/Dragon Boat Instructors

Andrea Liebel, Michelle Walters, Stephanie Clark, Sue Berry, Dawn Lockett, Nancy Paredes, Sam Rodriguez, Dena Trees, Marvin Barque, Shawn Barnes, Terry Maurer

Certified Steersman

Marvin Barque, Stephanie Clark, Lynn Cuddihy, Luke Cunningham, Andrea Liebel, Dawn Lockett, Maraya Morse, Nancy Paredes, Dena Trees, Sarah Wagner, Melanie Weissman, Mark Brightwell, Michelle Walters, Rebe Taylor

Community Volunteer Support

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Basic High School, Club Tutti, Community Ambulance, Foothill High School (NHS), Girl Scout Troop 441, Henderson Saddle Association, National Charity League, NuleafNV, SNHD, UPS, Valley High School

Entertainment Coordinator & Emcees

Jeannine Mason, Kerry Chow, Paige Misling, Joanne Grubbs, Gina Burgos, Andy Thorgeson

First Aid

Community Ambulance & Medical Reserve Corps

Communications, Marketing & Website

Stacey Escalante, Terry Maurer, Landin Ryan Print and Interactive, Red Rock Reef Subnet

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY, OCT 12TH

7:30 – TEAM CAPTAIN AND STEERSMAN MEETING (MANDATORY)

7:50 – NATIONAL ANTHEM – JEANNINE MASON

8:00 – FIRST RACE

8:15 – KORABO TAIKO DRUMS – JEN KONG

8:35 – YOGA STRETCH – JEN

8:55 – DOTTING OF THE EYE CEREMONY – GWEN JENKINS

9:10 – TAI CHI PRESENTATION – GWEN JENKINS

9:30 – ZUMBA – LILLY

10:00 – KAMINARI TAIKO DRUMS – JEN CABALLERO

10:30 – CUPID SHUFFLE & TEAM SPIRIT DANCE OFF – JEANNINE MASON

10:45 – ZUMBINI – MANDIEY VAZQUEZ

11:00 – ZUMBA – PAIGE MISLING

11:10 – JR DRAGONS HEAT, 911 HEAT, ST. ROSE CAMPUS HEAT

11:35 – BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR HEAT

11:45 – FLOWERS ON THE WATER CEREMONY – JEANNINE MASON

12:00 – VOCALIST KARA McKEE

12:15 – MEDALS AWARDED – JR DRAGON TEAMS, 911 TEAMS, ST. ROSE CAMPUS TEAMS, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR TEAMS 

12:30 – COMEDYSPORTZ – IMPROV SHOW

1:00 – CASTANO DUO – BAND PERFORMANCE

1:30 – MEDALS AWARDED – CORPORATE/COMMUNITY DIVISION

2:00 – HIGH ROCKTANE – BAND PERFORMANCE

2:05 – 250M, A DIVISION FINALS – MIXED & WOMEN CLUB

2:30 – 125M KNOCKOUT SERIES – MIXED & WOMEN CLUB (QUALIFIED TEAMS ONLY)

3:00 – KNOCKOUT SERIES ‘WINNER TAKES ALL’ TROPHY – MIXED & WOMEN CLUB
Medals will be awarded at the end of each Division’s Final Heat – teams will be asked to go directly to the ENTERTAINMENT STAGE area after completing their Division’s-Final heat

 

SUNDAY, OCT 13TH

9:00 – TEAM CAPTAIN AND STEERSMAN MEETING (MANDATORY)

9:20 – NATIONAL ANTHEM – JEANNINE MASON

9:30 – FIRST RACE

9:35 – YOGA – KAREN FRANKLIN

10:30 – POSITIVELY ARTS  – SINGING YOUTH

11:20 – MIXED CLUB FINALS

12:00 – YACHT ROCKERS

12:25 – WOMEN CLUB FINALS

1:10 – TEAM SIGN UP – GUTS AND GLORY FUN RACE

1:30 – GUTS AND GLORY FUN RACE

TBD – GUTS AND GLORY ‘WINNER TAKES ALL’ TROPHY – MIXED & WOMEN CLUB
Medals will be awarded at the end of each Division’s Final Heat – teams will be asked to go directly to the ENTERTAINMENT STAGE area after completing their Division’s-Final heat

WHO DOES ROSE REGATTA BENEFIT?

The Rose Regatta and Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club’s collective power will raise funds for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s breast health services. Key to these services are ongoing support and education offered at the WomensCare/Outreach Centers and the Englestad Foundation R.E.D. Rose program. 

FLOWERS ON THE WATER CEREMONY

The Flowers on the Water Ceremony is a memorial ceremony that honors both women and men who are newly diagnosed, those currently living with breast cancer and those who have lost their lives to the disease. This ceremony has become a regular ritual at dragon boat races throughout the world.

This year, we will be highlighting those survivors who battle Stage IV, metastatic breast cancer. They are called Metavivors. The Rose Regatta strives to raise funds for R.E.D. Rose in an effort to catch breast cancer in its earliest Stage and avoid a Stage IV metastatic diagnosis. Fighting metastatic breast cancer means a lifetime of chemotherapeutic treatment and a never ending battle to say on top of the disease. We honor all Metavivors in their brave fight, as they find the strength to face this disease with dignity and optimism on a daily basis.  

During the Flowers on the Water Ceremony, survivors will be given roses to be tossed into the water in honor of the battle they all face. A special “Flowers on the Water” area will be designated where festival attendees can reflect as a celebration of survival and to remember those lost to this disease.

 

HOPE

“To hope is to give yourself to the future- and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable”

Rebecca Solnit

DOTTING OF THE EYE CEREMONY

This Ancient Chinese Ceremony is believed to protect the people from evil spirits and disease for the rest of the year. The eyes of the dragon will literally be “dotted” as a symbol to awaken the spirit of the dragon. The ink used to dot the dragon’s eyes is red and is mixed with a scant amount of water from the lake and even less than a scant amount of the earth.

THE HISTORY OF DRAGON BOAT RACING

Initiated in ancient China, dragon boat racing has become of the world’s fastest growing water sports. Dragon boats are 40-50 foot long water racing canoes decorated with elaborate Chinese designs. A dragon boat is propelled through the water by a crew of 20 paddlers plus a drummer and a steers person. Dragon boat races take place in “heats” on straight water courses ranging from 250-1,000 meters. Today’s race will take place on a 250 meter long course.

MEET THE TEAMS