By Abner Galino
ON January 19, veteran and upcoming dragon boat paddlers are coming together Mother’s Beach in Long Beach, California in an effort to put up a permanent All-Filipino dragon boat team for Southern California.
Michelle Ebio, the organizer said she was optimistic that such a feat could be done.
“I think we have enough players to build a permanent dragon boat team here. The Fil-Am community is a big community, I think we should be amply represented in future dragon boat competitions here and elsewhere,” Ebio said.
Ebio said organizing a dragon boat is a gargantuan task but is achievable, especially when the effort starts to draw in support from advertisers and the Filipino American community.
Dragon boat racing is a sport that uses long boats with decorative dragon heads and tails.
There are about 18-20 rowers in a standard dragon boat, aside from team leader or the steersperson and the drummer.
Ebio enjoins those who are interested to join the All-Filipino team should come at about 1 p.m. at the Mothers Beach in Long Beach.
Ebio can be reached at (818) 438-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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