Just after a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival in Vancouver, and with the weather quickly turning into Fall, I’m taking the time to reflect on some of my favourite summer event in Vancouver : Dragon Boat Festival - one of many traditional customs in China get adopted in North America. Whatever Dragon Boat Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival that are so popular nowadays  in North America, all add more the sense of pride as a oversea Chinese while just being homesick every festival. 刚在温哥华过完中秋,伴着秋意渐浓,我有点思念温哥华的夏天,稍稍思量了一下在温哥华我最喜欢的夏日活动,我记忆犹新的便是赛龙舟---- 这个源于中国又被北美接纳的传统风俗之一。无论是中秋节还是端午节,典型的中国节日现在在北美非常盛行, 在每逢佳节倍思亲的时节,不禁让每个华人在思乡的同时,更增添了些许作为中国华人的骄傲感。 Idling between races 2008 Maybe in China, you may not be able to see such a grand dragon boat race. This festival was one of the biggest in North America with 200 teams of paddlers gather for action filled weekend. 也许在中国,您也未必能看到如此盛大的赛龙舟。 这一节日可以说是北美规模最大的盛会之一,有200余队划桨手扎堆在周末摩拳擦掌参与进来。 576580-274379-7 賽龍 Dragon Race / 香港警察龍舟會: 富利龍和五週年會長紀念龍 Hong Kong Police Dragon Boat Club Medium-sized Dragon Boats / 香港水上體育運動 Hong Kong Water Sports / SML.20130817.7D.50621 There were over 100,000 people who gathered to watch the athletes churn throughout and the atmosphere was filled with fun and excitement. 还有超过10万人聚集现场观摩运动员们奋力划水,气氛既有趣又激动人心。 Dragon Boat Racing
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
This event was held at False Creek with lots of food to eat, live music, and shopping to top off the excitement even more! 活动在菲沙河举办,现场还有可口的食物和动感的音乐,您也可以加入购物大军,为龙舟赛事助兴。
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
As a Chinese descendent, I was not only excited but proud to see that so many gather to be part of this sport and to compete. As you know there are 20 paddlers and a drummer on the boat to keep time and handle steering. 作为一名华裔,看到那么多人争相加入到这一体育赛事,我感到即激动又自豪。一艘船上通常有20名桨手,以及一名鼓手把握节奏,掌控方向。
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
Photo by Dragon Boat BC
How incredible it is that this historic Chinese traditional festival  has become a grand sport worldly celebrated! 多么难以置信,一项富有历史意义的中国传统节日,成为如此盛大的体育运动而举世欢庆! angela-signature2-a-moved-out
photos by: & ,

Author

Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

Write A Comment