Lovely Las Vegas: Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race
Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada was home to the
Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race on 16 October 2010.
It was the second annual event in Las Vegas-Henderson, hosted by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.
On the drive to the race, it started to feel like another world, another view from the typical Las Vegas vistas.
The restaurant and shoppes area is very lush, with much green and colors to delight the eyes.
The buildings have an old-world, European vibe.
Now back to the important event of the day.
The philanthropic purpose of the day is to raise funds for helping uninsured men and woman with breast cancer get the care they need.
The teams were comprised of community members, staff of St. Rose, corporations, and even breast cancer survivors from near and far (e.g, Canada).
One of the modern dragon boats close-up, which is apparently inspired by one of the originals from China (the sport has been around for at least 2000 years).
Another interesting point is that the teams paddle (instead of row).
Overall, it is was a fun day (beautiful weather!)
Maybe next year I can be paddling for the cause instead of just being on the sidelines.
Photos by Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas