Watch City TV for February 25th 11pm news.
Watch Vancouver Sun – not the Saturday edition – but next week soon.
Watch CBC TV – afternoon programs throughout March for “B-Connected” – Community updates throughout the day.
Anita Webster – media and communications coordinator for the Alcan
Dragon Boat Festival sent out press releases and contacted media to
alert them to the first-ever dragon boat head & tail carving
workshop in North America.
CBC TV had filmed us on Monday, Wednesday and came in on Friday for a
final report to check out progress development. Laurence Knight
was director of the sequences that were filmed on Friday afternoon.
City TV came down as well, and filmed each of the dragon boat heads and
the teams in action. Somehow… I was asked to give an
explanation on camera, about what was happening. “We are carving
dragon boat heads and tails out of cedar logs. The first time
ever this has happened that I know of, in North America. Four
teams were selected for this pilot project. Abreast in a Boat,
Women on Water came all the way from Ft. Langley, The Wong Way – a
family of Wongs… and Gung Haggis Fat Choy – the team that specializes
in multicultural fun highlighting Chinese and Scottish culture,” I said
wearing my green Gung Haggis Fat Choy t-shirt proudly.
It was kind of fun with the tv cameras in for the final day. We
were proud of the work we had accomplished. Each team has come a
long way. We all marvelled at each others works of art.
Every dragon has its own personality. I hope every team can have
this wonderful chance to create something special like we had.