Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-05-30
On May 30, Taichung City's Deputy Mayor Hsiao presented special commemoration flags to the managers' teams who would be taking part in the Dragon Boat races in Lu Gang, The team was represented by the Chief of the Government Information Office, Chen Yong Feng, who accepted the flag on behalf of everyone. Mayor Hu, who will also be the drummer that day, will lead the team heading to Lu Gang on May 31; Deputy Mayor Hsiao will be the flag taker, and the dragon boat rowers consist of 14 managers from the city government team.
The dragon boat races will commence on May 27 at Lu Gang's Ji An Waterway, with the county and city government teams competing in a fun dragon boat race on May 31, the day of the Dragon Boat Festival. The competition waterway is approximately 400 meters long, with four special obstacles along the way. The competition is timed, and will last approximately 15 minutes. The teams will consist of 16 members, where the mayors will be the drummers; deputy mayors will be flag takers, who will also be responsible for answering questions; and various city government managers will be the 14 rowers.