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Record Dragon Boat Teams Compete on Scenic Charles River


A record 64 teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, New York and Canada competed in the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River over June 13-14 weekend.

Officiating for the first time at the Festival, since taking up his post last August, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay lauded the festival organizers for their dedicated efforts in putting together the Festival, the longest-running dragon boat festival in the U.S. The first Dragon Boat Festival in the United States was held in Boston in 1979.

In addition to being the title sponsor, the HKETONY also sponsored about 200 new life-jackets, which feature the HKETONY logo, for the racing teams this year.

HKETONY sponsored around 200 new life jackets for paddlers at the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
HKETONY sponsored around 200 new life jackets for paddlers at the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
 
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (fifth from right) with other dignitaries at the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay took part in the eye-dotting ceremony at the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
     
The HKETONY booth is a favorite among the festival’s crowd.
The HKETONY booth is a favorite among the festival’s crowd.
 
Participants at this year's festival in Boston wear new life jackets featuring the HKETONY logo.
Participants at this year's festival in Boston wear new life jackets featuring the HKETONY logo.
     
A dragon dance adds to the festivities in Boston.
A dragon dance adds to the festivities in Boston.
 
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (fifth from right) with other dignitaries at the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (fifth from right) with other dignitaries at the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.


   

 

 


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