2016 Program of Event Schedule



8:30 am Kite and Lantern Festival Begins
8:30 am Dragon Boat Race begins
9:00 am Classic Rock Music -- by Hoopdolfin Band
10:10 am Solo Singer -- Xiang Liu
10:14 am Solo Singer -- Jinhong Liu
10:18 am Martial Art & Tai Chi -- by Lee¡¯s White Leopard Kung Fu School & Wu Yi Shaolin Martial Arts Center
10:33 am Jiaping Shi Dancing School
10:38 am Jasmine Dance Group
10:43 am Grace Hula Dance
11:00 am Solo singer -- Lady Theresa Tombs
11:05 am Jiaping Shi Dancing School
11:10 am Jasmine Dance Group
11:15 am Happy Feet Dance
11:20 am Solo singer -- Edwin
11:30 am Open Ceremonies with MC Samuel Y. Liu Lion Dance by Lee¡¯s White Leopard Kung Fu School

Welcome Message Diana Meilan Wang Founder- Chairwoman of the Board & President of Marco Polo World Foundation
Host City Remarks Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City of Irving
Greetings Consulate General of the People¡¯s Republic of China in Houston
Greetings The Head of Mission, Consular Office of the Republic of Korea in Dallas, Sang Soo Lee.
Greeting Honorary Consul General of Japan in Dallas, John M, Stich
Greeting Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Jose Octavio Tripp Villanueva
Greeting State Senator of Texas, Don Huffines
Greeting State Representative of Texas, Angie Chen Button
City Proclamations Mayor Protemp of Lewisville, TJ Gilmore
Remarks 2016 Festival Chair, Linda Harper Brown 2016 Festival Co-Chair, Merna Parcon
Remarks 2016 Festival Chair, Linda Harper Brown 2016 Festival Co-Chair, Merna Parcon

11:55am Announcement of Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony. Happy Feet Dance
12:00pm Chao Phra Yah
12:15pm Friends and Music
12:30pm Scholarship Award Ceremony--introduced by MPWF Scholarship Coordinator. Presented by Founder- Chairwoman of the Board & President of MPWF, Diana Meilan Wang with Foundation Board Directors
12:40pm Award Recipient (Supporting the MPW Foundation for 10 years) Introduced by MPWF Award Coordinator,Lin Zhu Presented Award by Founder- Chairwoman of the Board & President of MPWF, Diana Meilan Wang with Foundation Board Directors
12:45pm Introduce 2016 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Planning Committee Members
12:55pm World Arirang Artist Center -Mimi shin
1:00pm Raffle draw
1:05pm Dragon Dance by Lee¡¯s White Leopard Kung Fu School Parade begin
1:15pm Dragon Boat Racing continue-Second heat Mariachi Azul from Grand Prairie High School
1:30pm Announcement of Dragon Boat Drummer Costume Contest winner
1:40pm Model show
1:45pm Maharlika Dancers
2:00pm Raffle draw -- MC Mark C. Cheng Lee¡¯s White Leopard Kung Fu School-China
2:25pm Asian Fashion Cultural Showcase
2:35pm Announcement of Kite competition winner
2:40pm EM Peforming Group/John Panares
3:05pm Raffle draw -- MC Ashley Berges
3:10pm Bailey and Kat Dance Studio
3:40pm Keolas Hula Halau
4:10pm Raffle draw
4:25pm DFW Indonesian Comunnity
4:35pm Announcement of Grand Champion Race (Lake Activity) NSDA
5:00pm Grand raffle draw Dragon Boat Race Awards Ceremony ¨C MC Chris Arnold
5:40pm Closing Remarks -By Founder- Chairwoman of the Board & President of MPWF, Diana Meilan Wang

Dragon Boat Racing Schedule (Lake Activity)

8:00am Dragon Boat Race Team Check In
8:30pm Dragon Boat Race Team Captains Meeting
8:45am Dragon Boat Race Team Assembled & Line-up
9:00am First Round Dragon Boat Race Begins
11:30am One Hour Lunch Break
12:30pm 2nd Round Dragon Boat Race Begins
2:30pm Short Break 20 Minute
4:30pm Dragon Boat Race Grand Championship Race
5:00pm Awards Ceremony







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