UT staff, students to participate in annual dragon boat races

June 16, 2016 | Events, UToday
By Josephine Schreiber

Are you looking for a family friendly activity to do this weekend? Check out the 15th annual Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival hosted by Partners in Education Saturday, June 18, at International Park on the Maumee River.

The event will take place from 9:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.

dragon boat summer festival copy“The festival stresses the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country,” said Xinren Yu, international program coordinator for the Confucius Institute.

The festivities will include live entertainment, traditional Chinese performances, hands-on learning activities and dragon boat races.

UT’s Center for International Studies and Programs and the Confucius Institute are sponsoring two of the competing dragon boats: one for students and one for staff.

Competitors will take part in three races. The course begins in front of the restaurants at the Docks and will finish at International Park. Winners of the races will receive trophies.

To learn more about the festival, visit toledodragonboat.org.

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