The event is free to attend, and fun for all the family!
A special Asian Food Festival to include food demonstrations will also be held on the day, with food stalls from various South East Asia regions all under one roof. There are commercial stalls for company promotions, and a children’s activity area with popular ‘Bouncy Castle’, crazy golf, face painting and other fun fair activities.
- Traditional Chinese phrases to shout out when the teams are competing are: “Add Oil”, and “Fi Dee” – which means “hurry up” in my badly translated Cantonese.
Full details are below:
London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2012
Celebrating the 15 thAnniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Sponsored by The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Date:Sunday 1st July 2012
Time: First Race 11:30am Finish 6.00pm
Place:London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road E16 2QT (Yi-Ban Chinese Restaurant)
Nearest DLR: Royal Albert
This summer London Docklands will be full of colourful flags and sounds of rhythmic drumming from teams of
competing dragon boats. This year London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be held on 1st July 2012
Over 7,000 spectators are expected and more than 30 dragon boats teams are expected to compete
in a day of racing in Docklands. Teams will race at least three times along a course of up to 200m. Boats with
the fastest times go through to the final stages with Trophies awarded to the top three teams. For those not
taking part in the races, there is a free programme of cultural performances such as Lion dancing, music, food
and children’s activities for all the family to enjoy. There will be live staged entertainment by JnG and
Spectrum Radio throughout the day featuring music and games.
As well as the dragon boat racing, this festival raises money for various London Chinese community
organisations and an Eye Care Foundation. Two return tickets to Hong Kong and various cash prizes are
among the great prizes for the raffle tickets on sale on the day.
The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is organised by the London Chinatown Lions Club, London
Chinatown Chinese Association and The Hong Kong Executives Club. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade
Office in London is the principal sponsor of the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2012.
To enter the boat racing please contact Julie Chan underneath and the full sponsorship details can be obtained
by visiting www.LCLC.co.uk
Programme of the day
10.00am Dragon boat racing registration
11.30am Racing competition starts
12.00noon Staged entertainment commences
12.30pm Eye-Dotting ceremony
5.30pm Dragon boat racing – The Finals
5.45pm Trophies presentation
5.55pm Raffle Draw
It is highly recommended to take public transport to go there
DLR- Docklands Light Railway, nearest station – Royal Albert
Car park- Parking is limited and is £3 per entry to the car park on a first come first served basis.
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