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Before you join that gym membership this winter, consider generating momentum for that New Year’s resolution by working out with 25 other friends once a week. Tough it out with members of TAP-Chicago’s Dragon Boat team and friends every Sunday for 12 weeks starting January 13th and ending March 31st, 2013.
Be a part of the 2nd Annual Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival, held at Lake Arlington Park, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The combination of the culture of Chicago and the spirit of dragon boating guarantees participants and spectators an one-of-a-kind racing experience.
On September 22nd, TAP-Chicago’s very own dragon boat team, TAP-Chicago Thunder, will participate in its final race of the season. It has been a wonderful season, and we’ve medaled at every single race!
Below is a World Journal article written right after our second race, which took place in Chinatown. Look at us with our proud smiles, red uniforms, and medals. Want us to keep those smiles? Come cheer for us in UW Oshkosh at the end of September, or even better, join us for this final race. Your support will give us the strength to win another medal. Go, TAP Thunder!
Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals Look Forward to Another Good Performance at the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
By Chen Jia-Qian, Reporter July 27, 2012 06:00 AM
[Photo caption:] Team members of the Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals happily show off their bronze medals after taking third place at the 2012 Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Race. (Photo courtesey of reporter Chen Jia-Qian)
Chicago (World Journal)–The Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals took the bronze medal a few days ago at the 2012 Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Race, and are looking forward to another good performance at the 2012 Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights this Saturday (July 28th).
Last Saturday, the Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals took third place by a mere 0.04 seconds at their first dragon boat race hosted by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Before the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce boat race, they also participated in a race in the western suburb of St. Charles. For the series of dragon boat races this year, the organization specially designed red T-shirts as their uniforms.
President Hauwei Lien explained that the organization, founded four years ago, now has around 700 members between the ages 20 to 40, from all trades and professions. The organization hosts a variety of events, including volunteer tutoring sessions for children, dog-walking events for canine rescue organizations, networking events, cultural events such as Taiwanese movie screenings, and sporting events such as volleyball. They also host events during such holidays as the Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival.
An estimated 60 teams will participate in the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights. Hauwei Lien welcomes everyone to come out and cheer for their team this weekend; the organization also encourages interested individuals to join the team. More information about the event can be found at http://tapchicago.org
Paddle with TAP-Chicago Dragon Boat team at the Oshkosh Community Dragon Boat Festival as we attempt to go 4-for-4 in medaling this year! *No prior practice or experience required*
Dates: Sunday, September 9th and September 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Location: Lake Arlington, 2201 N. Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights
Team Conditioning/Crossfit Workout
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: SW corner of Lakeshore Park in the Streeterville neighborhood.
*Please bring your own water, towel, and a spare shirt. Friends of our dragon boat team are more than welcome to join us to encourage each other and for a fun workout.
TAP-Chicago Dragon Boat team FEE:
$40 (plus a $40 refundable deposit)
– team T-shirt (if you don’t have one already)
– race registration fee
– 2 practices at Lake Arlington
– snacks and beverages for the race
To secure your spot to race with the team, there is an $80 deposit, of which $40 will be refunded upon attendance. (Note: the $80 deposit is not refundable if you cannot make the race. We will provide a receipt for a charitable donation or the fee can be transferred to another paddler.)
Please submit your payments here: https://www.wepay.com/events/dragonboat.
On the evening of Friday, September 21st, the team will meet at a central location to car pool and transport equipment. We will have a team dinner en route to Oshkosh. Lodging is located inside the UW-Oshkosh campus. Please bring a small overnight bag to spend the night. (More details to come.)
For more information about the Oshkosh Dragon Boat festival, please visit: http://www.uwosh.edu/fallfest/DragonboatFestival
For additional questions and information on TAP-Chicago Dragon Boat team, please contact Craig Chin at Craig@tapchicago.org