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Photo Essay: Racing the water Dragons

Members of the Milwaukee Chinese community hosted the 4th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Veterans Park.

Along with the celebration of cultural diversity, fifty teams participated in races that filled the lagoon with boats shaped like mythical dragons to the sound of rowing drum beats.

This Photo Essay presents highlights from the event that featured employees from companies like Harley-Davidson and Rockwell Automation, competing to win and raise money for Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee, while strengthening intercultural relations in the community.

Read the article and view the photo essay that were produced as companion features for this news report.

About The Author

Lee Matz

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe, with a background in publishing, advertising, and design, to the Milwaukee Independent. His list of awards include three consecutive top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club. Lee proudly uses MCTS as his exclusive mode of transportation, other than walking, for all the news stories he reports about in Milwaukee.

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