Team Wesley represented at the 2018 Dragon Boat Race this past weekend at Lake Lanier! Our team – made up of teachers and parents – demonstrated teamwork and excellence as they sped through the water, placing 4th in the Recreational Division.
Several Wesley rowers are returning participants, helping make Wesley’s team even stronger and more competitive. The team finished the race in just over one minute, clocking in at 1:04:47. We are super proud of our Wesley Dragon Boat racers!
The annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year. There are 75 participating teams, and thousands of competitors and spectators join to cheer them on. There are also cultural events during the opening ceremonies and cuisine from around the world.
“This was our 10th year participating in Dragon Boat,” says Mr. Chung, who organizes and coaches Wesley’s team. “The first year, we had about 20-30 people come out to Lake Lanier for the event. But it’s been growing annually, and this year we saw about 150-200 people out there cheering for Wesley!” Thank you to all who came out and supported Wesley. We want to keep building on this momentum and create even more enthusiasm as we prepare for next year’s event.