I thought this would be an interesting post for our readers who may be interested in Walt Disney and Dragon Boating. The “first-ever” Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival event was held on the 18th October 2008 at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Forty-six teams came from as far as Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, and as near as Orlando and Tampa in the US. There were over 5000 global participants and tens of thousands of spectators with 8 boats.
During the festival, more than 100 breast cancer survivors performed a traditional flower ceremony (pink carnations were released into the water), demonstrating courage as they participated in the event and raised awareness for their cause.
Here are some photos below of the event, courtesy of Kathy Werling.
You can click on the picture to enlarge.