InspirASIAN is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 13th Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival.  The festival is hosted and organized by the Marco Polo World Foundation whose mission is to promote intercultural understanding by sharing and celebrating International Culture with all people of the region and across America. Marco Polo World Foundation (MPWF) is a public charity, organized as a non-profit 501(c) (3), non religious, non-partisan organization.

Each year, InspirASIAN has been an enthusiastic participant in this festival and we have consistently performed very well in the Dragon Boat races which are a very exciting activity of the festival.  There are other fun activities for you, your friends and your family to participate in as well.  You can fly a kite, enter a raffle for prizes, watch some great cultural performances, hear some great music, and there is no entry fee for this festival.  The festival is located at Lake Carolyn, Irving, TX 75039 Las Colinas Urban Center and will take place on Sunday May 17, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

For those interested to join as rower in one of our Dragon Boat Teams:

If you are interested in joining our InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat team, please Click here to register as Team Rower. Each rower must register separately. Each registration requires an entry fee of $50, which also includes a black InspirASIAN T-Shirt.

You are also encouraged to bring junior rower between the age of 11 to 17 to join the rowing team. Junior rower will have their own boat and compete in the junior division of the competition. We are offering junior rower for a discounted entry fee at $10 to anyone accompanied by an adult rower.

You must also fill out the waiver agreements located in our event registration page. Complete waiver agreements must be sent to Beth Clement ( There are waivers for adults and for racers under 18 if interested.  Once our team/s have been fully registered, Beth will send updated information to Dragon Boat racers to help get everyone ready for some fun.  There will be a team practice the day before the race on approximately a week before the event which is highly encouraged for our rowers to learn about the techniques and commands they need to know for the race.  Practice times will be assigned in the future and will take place at the marina docks on the west side of Lake Carolyn, Irving Texas across from mustangs at Las Colinas.  We look forward to seeing you at the festival and please reach out to Beth Clement if there are any questions.

For those interested to purchase the black InspirASIAN T-Shirt ONLY:

If you are interested in attending but do not want to be a rower, you can also purchase our black InspirASIAN T-Shirt separately. The cost is $30. Click here to purchase the T-Shirt only.

For those interested to volunteer at the event:

Marco Polo Foundation is looking for volunteers to fill many of the positions including membership Registration booth, greeters, floating dock, marshall tent, and many more.

If you are interested in volunteer, please sign up via Yourcause site here: Click here to volunteer at the event.

For more information about the festival, check out the web site here.

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