Morning Brew: Colorado Dragon Boat and the History of Dragon Boating

Join AIGA Colorado for our virtual Morning Brew Series! It is more important than ever to stay connected so join us for a short 30 minute presentation from industry professionals regarding the topics of health, the future of design, or community.

Now the Good Stuff....

Sara Moore, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Colorado Dragon Boat will be giving an in depth talk on the USA's largest Dragon Boat Festival. Come learn how this festival, which started 20 years ago, has become the leading cultural festival in Colorado. This annual festival brings together over 150,000 attendees each year where they are able to participate in eduTainment and participAsian. There are 3 stages with over 100 different performances over the two days. Each performance comes from a local organization that highlights diversity and culture of traditional and modern art. There are live art demos at the festival where attendees are able to come and interact with local artists. There is a huge Asian marketplace where attendees are able to purchase cool trinkets and cultural items from various merchants. And of course the best Asian and ethnic cuisine anyone can buy!

Of course the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival would not be what it is without the friendly competition of Dragon Boating. Sara will go into the history of Dragon Boating, which started over 2000 years ago in ancient China. Come learn about the origin of the sport as well as the beautifully designed artwork of each type of boat.

USA's Largest Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boating 101

The amazing art of our community!

Speaker Bio:

Sara Moore is the Executive Director for Colorado Dragon Boat, the umbrella organization that encompasses the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, and the Emerging Leaders Program. Sara brings over five years of non-profit executive management experience. Sara has managed large scale events and significant fundraising efforts as District Director for the Longs Peak Council Boy Scouts of America in Boulder, Colorado. Sara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences with a Minor in Biology at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Sara’s passions include rock climbing, hiking, and learning about her Japanese heritage. Sara can talk on end about her grandfather, Masamichi (Mac) Suzuki. Mac was interned during WWII as a nisei at Tule Lake, California. He later served on the ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) in Hiroshima, Japan, as a OBGYN studying fertility in the victims of the atomic bombs, later retiring from U.S. Army as a Captain. Sara is excited to be a part of this amazing organization that helps promote and celebrate the diversity we have in the Asian Pacific American community.

Connect with Sara

  • www.cdbf.org
  • Sara Moore, sara@cdbf.org
  • Facebook: @codragonboat
  • Instagram: @codragonboat
  • Twitter: @codragonboat

For This Event:

We are asking for a suggested donation of $5.00 and will be donating 50% of the proceeds to our speakers and partners for Morning Brew. The remaining 50% will go to the AIGA Colorado Chapter to help with our overhead costs, future programming, and scholarships for students during this time.

This presentation will be recorded and sent to everyone who has registered in a recap email.

Videos and mics will be muted for all attendees throughout the call. If you have any questions, please add them in the Q & A in Zoom. We’ll stay on the call for about 10 minutes afterward to answer questions.

To keep the conversation going afterwards, please join our AIGA Colorado Slack Channel #morning-brew.

A few house rules:

Given the short time of these presentations, please make sure your camera and microphone are turned off. Q & A’s at the end will be taken via Zoom Chat. Please note, we will be recording this session for our community members later, including Q & A's. If you would rather have a private discussion, feel free to contact us after we’ve ended the recording.

Feel free to sit back, sip your morning brew, and enjoy!

When & Where
Thu, Aug 20, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM MDT