2018 Event Program
10th Annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival
Everyone at the Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club would like to thank you for taking part in this community event at Lake Las Vegas! Your participation as a paddler, volunteer or spectator means you are actively taking part to raise awareness and help fund St Rose Hospital’s R.E.D Rose program to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
This year Holly Lyman, Director of the Women’sCare Center at Dignity Health – St Rose Hospital, stepped down as the Rose Regatta Organizer and Race Director, but the legacy she left behind has changed the lives of many. 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, and Hungary to compete in World Cup Dragon Boat Championships. The Pink Paddlers, our local Breast Cancer Floating support group attended an international competition in Florence, Italy last July.
It seems what started as a crazy fundraiser back in 2009, has grown into a full-blown community. The 2018 Rose Regatta would not have been possible without the passion and cooperative efforts of the very community Holly Lyman and Dignity Health has built over the years. All members of the Las Vegas Dragon Boat Club thank and honor everything they have done for this sport and for instilling a deep sense of community, camaraderie and healthy competition within the Las Vegas community!
Now, let’s go RACE!!
2018 ROSE REGATTA TEAM LIST
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Phoenix Double D’s
Bosom Buddies 2.0
Bridge City Velocity
Phoenix Double D’s
Sisters in Sync
Jammin’ 4 Jamie
The A Team ST ROSE CAMPUS TEAMS
Dragon Slayers NV
Siena Blazing Paddles
Bank of America
Children of the Kern
Comp Cancer Centers
DRC Divas and Dudes
Extreme Fitness LV
Lovin the tata’s
NV Energy Rowbots
UHC Rack Racers
UNLV Rebel Dragons
Bridge City Blitz
Dragon Slayers CO
Las Vegas SUP Kayak Club
Let It Ride
Phantom Dragons/Pink Dragons
Rouge Paddling -Grey
Rouge Paddling -Orange
UC Irvine Generations
LLV Rowing Club
Nevada State High School Renegades
2018 ROSE REGATTA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL COORDINATORS
EVERYONE BEHIND THE SCENES
|Course Umpire||Gary Furukawa|
|Chief Judge||Alex Chen|
|Race Director||Terry Maurer|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Patti Kellerhouse|
Tawanda McIntosh, Adela Victorio, TK Kimura, Amy Maurer, Shantell Padilla, Gloria Maurer, Claire Hooper, Shanna Turner
|Dock Masters||Rod Lyman, Vince Diego, Bevin Miyake, Daniel Maurer, Brad Maurer|
Bevin Miyake, Daniel Maurer, Brad Maurer, Fernie Padilla, Britta Rottschy, Linda Diego, Roger Morse, Nevada Charity League, UPS Volunteers
Gary Furukawa, Stephanie Clark, Kim Mauro, Veronica White
Alex Chen, Kam Klien, Jen Findlay, Andrea Kenny, Jose Delgado
|Chief Referee and Jury||
Alex Chen, Gary Furukawa
|Coaches/Dragon Boat Instructors||
Andrea Liebel, Stephanie Clark, Lee-Kuen Chua, Sue Berry, Dawn Lockett, Nancy Paredes, Crystal Dolor, Sam Rodriguez, Dena Trees, Sarah Wagner
Marvin Barque, Stephanie Clark, Lynn Cuddihy, Luke Cunningham, Lee-Kuen Chua, Andrea Liebel, Dawn Lockett, Maraya Morse, Nancy Paredes, Dena Trees, Sarah Wagner, Melanie Weissman, Mark Brightwell, Mike McCawley, Michelle
|Entertainment Coordinator & Emcees||
Jeannine Mason, Paige Misling, Joanne Grubbs, Gina Burgos, Andy Thorgeson
Community Ambulance & Medical Reserve Corps
|Communications, Marketing & Website||
Stacey Escalante, Crystal Dolor, Melanie Weissman
7:50 – NATIONAL ANTHEM – JEANNINE MASON
8:00 – FIRST RACE
8:15 – YOGA STRETCH – JEN
8:35 – TEAM RALLY – JEANNINE MASON
8:55 – DOTTING OF THE EYE CEREMONY – GWEN JENKINS
9:10 – KORABO TAIKO DRUMS – JEN KONG
9:30 – TAI CHI PRESENTATION – GWEN JENKINS
10:00 – ZUMBA – PAIGE MISLING
10:30 – CUPID SHUFFLE & TEAM SPIRIT DANCE OFF – JEANNINE MASON
10:45 – ZUMBINI – MANDIEY VAZQUEZ
11:00 – TRAPEZE LAS VEGAS – DANICA, CARI AND EMMA
11:15 – 911 HEAT, ST. ROSE CAMPUS HEAT, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR HEAT –KERRY CHOW
11:30 – FLOWERS ON THE WATER CEREMONY – JEANNINE MASON
11:40 – VOCALIST KARA McKEE
12:00 – ST. ROSE CAMPUS TEAM, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR TEAM MEDAL CEREMONY
12:15 – KAMINARI TAIKO DRUMS – JEN CABALLERO
12:30 – SAM RIDDLE – BAND PERFORMANCE
1:30 – ‘MINUTE TO WIN IT’ – ANDY THOGERSON
1:45 – YACHT ROCKERS – BAND PERFORMANCE
2:30 – TEAM RALLY – ANDY THOGERSON
2:45 – HIGH ROCKTANE – BAND PERFORMANCE
4:45 – DIVISION FINALS/CLOSING CEREMONIES
Medals will be handed out at the end of each Division’s Final Heat – teams will be asked to go directly to the grassy stage area after 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 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.
“To hope is to give yourself to the future- and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable”
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.