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Dragon Awakening Ceremony Replaced with Support Event

Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle to Make Presentation to Portland Rose Festival Foundation


What:
In lieu of the Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony that usually takes place on the last Saturday of March, Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association (PKSCA) is having an outdoor, facemasks and social distanced presentation, along with its key sponsor, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle. The purpose of the visit is to donate 80 personal pandemic care packs and 1,000 medical grade masks to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and the Royal Rosarians, to show their continuous support to the Portland Rose Festival event and the local community during the pandemic.

Where:
Salmon Street Springs Fountain
Tom McCall Waterfront Park at Salmon Street
(Portland Oregon)

When:
Saturday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.

Why:
The PKSCA board has decided in March to cancel the 2021 Dragon Boat Race season. Following the Covid-19 guidelines issued by Oregon Health Authority that large outdoor gathering activity now is still not recommended under the current pandemic risk level assessment for the Portland Metro area.

"We are very hopeful that the risk of pandemic will be greatly improved with increasing level of vaccination coverage and continue observing the safety guidelines from the Health Authority," says Chi-Chao Chen - President, PKSCA. "We are looking forward to a strong comeback of the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race season in 2022."

Who:
Chi-Chao Chen - President, PKSCA
James Stahl - Treasurer, PKSCA
Daniel KC Chen - Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle
Hsiao-Chu Wu - Director, Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle
David Todd - President, Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Jeff Curtis - CEO, Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Korrie Hoeckendorf - Prime Minister, Royal Rosarians
Dwight Terry - Lord High Chancellor, Royal Rosarians


CONTACT:
Rich Jarvis,
Public Relations Manager
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
office: 503.227.2681 x314
cell: 971.279.9258


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