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Ascend Greater Atlanta 2013 Dragon Boat Festival
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Ascend Greater Atlanta is seeking out paddlers to participate in Atlanta's 2013 Dragon Boat Festival. Does the thought of a challenge and competition excite you? What about meeting new people and spending time outdoors? Ascend has an opportunity for you!

9/14/2013
When: Saturday, September 14t
Races start at 7:45 AM
Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
3105 Clark's Bridge Road
Gainesville 30506
Georgia
Contact: Elizabeth Nunes

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Ascend Greater Atlanta is seeking out paddlers to participate in Atlanta's 2013 Dragon Boat Festival. Does the thought of a challenge and competition excite you? What about meeting new people and spending time outdoors? Ascend has an opportunity for you!


What
18th annual Dragon Boat Festival, involving 72 dragon boat teams this year and over 8,000 participants competing in the recreational, collegiate, high school, international, manufacturing and financial race categories among others. The festival attracts strong support and partnership from local businesses like UPS, Home Depot, PepsiCo, AT&T, Troutman Sanders, AJC Food International, Hisense, and SunTrust.
 
Who
20 paddlers and one steersperson are needed to race a dragon boat representing Ascend. Ascend members and their spouses/significant others and friends are welcome to join the team.
 
When
The festival will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clark's Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 from 6:45 AM to 5 PM, with races starting at 7:45 AM.

Prior to the event, there will be two dragon boat practices that will occur with a supervised leader. The practices will take place at LakeLanier (across street from Olympic Venue) and are scheduled on Saturdays in August and September (actual dates and times TBA). Upon registration to participate, additional detailed information will be sent to you directly. Registrants are not expected to attend both sessions. The practice sessions are not mandatory but are great for team-building in preparation for the competition.

 
Why
A great opportunity to share Ascend team spirit in the local community; to network with people internally and externally; to enjoy exciting and fun outdoor activities with colleagues, friends and family members; to learn about Chinese culture (there is a beautiful legend behind the Dragon Boat Racing tradition!)
 
How to Register
If you are interested in participating, please submit your name and attached waiver form to Elizabeth.Nunes@us.gt.com or Tiffany.Soo@ey.com by August 26, at 5:00p.m.
 
Volunteers Needed!
The Dragon Boat Festival is a fun-filled day with games, dances and participation by local community groups. Food vendors will also be present. Ascend Greater Atlanta is in need of a group of motivated individuals to assist with coordinating table operations on the day of the event, which will include reserving a tent and table at the festival for our organization; arranging handouts/brochures with information about Ascend for distribution to the passerby; and organizing game(s) (i.e. spin the wheel or similar) along with Ascend prizes to distribute to the public. If you are interested in attending and representing Ascend Greater Atlanta at this exciting event, please submit your name to Elizabeth.Nunes@us.gt.com or Tiffany.Soo@ey.com by August 26, at 5:00p.m.

Thanks and hope to see you all at the 16th annual Dragon Boat Festival for a fun-filled day! For more information about the Dragon Boat Festival, please visit http://www.dragonboatatlanta.com/.

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