Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-05-23
The Changhua County Lu Gang Dragon Boat Festival Carnival is about to commence. The leaders of the four counties and cities of central Taiwan will be heading their senior managers in a dragon boat race. Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu, Changhua County Mayor Zuo Bo Yuan, Taichung County Deputy Mayor Zhang Zhuang Xi were present at the press conference on May 23, presenting the opening ceremony for the glass dragon boat, as well as announcing the cooperation effort between Taichung City and Taichung County on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival. They also invited all citizens to come and participate in this event.
The Changhua County Government expressed that this year's dragon boat races will commence on May 27 at Lu Gang's Ji An Waterway. And on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival (May 31), the four counties and city leaders will be heading their team in an interesting dragon boat race. The mayors will also be spokespersons for agricultural products from their counties and city. There will also be a special show competition of one of the events of the 2006 All Citizens Sports Competition. The events of May 31 are expected to be the highlights of the entire carnival.