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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.

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Lee Matz

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Lee Matz

A Milwaukee native, Lee worked internationally for years as an award-winning foreign photojournalist based in Asia. He was also Wisconsin's first war correspondent to report from Ukraine in 2022. Lee proudly uses MCTS as the exclusive mode of transportation for covering all his local news assignments.