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Japanese community welcomes the Men’s National Team of Japan in Tampa for two pre-World Cup matches

Japan soccer team
The All Japan soccer team arrived in Florida on May 29th for final conditioning towards the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. On the following day, Coach Zaccheroni, the 23 players, 2 trainers and coaching staff began endurance and game strategy practice in the humidity and heat, simulating real matches in Brazil. In this camp, the team aimed to increase...

Commitment. Effort. Sacrifice: SWEAT

SWEAT team
Meet SWEAT. This team really showed up at this years Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo when they raised over $22, 000 in honour of four women close to their hearts. 1. When was your team formed and what is the story behind your team name?  Our team was formed on September 22, 2012 and I remember that...

Festival of India – a vibrant celebration of culture, arts and cuisine

Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Hindu Society of Central Florida hosted its annual Festival of India on March 29 at the Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) Community Hall and Grounds.  It was a day filled with music, dance, games, competitions, shopping and fun.  A wide range of stalls selling jewelry, clothes, saris, hanna...

AsiaFest Tampa Bay 2014

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans (SACA) Dragon Dance
The Tampa Bay area celebrated the 31st anniversary celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, which is May, with its annual Asia Festival and Dragon Boat Races on April 26h.  Fourteen Asian countries, the United States and Florida were represented at the community festival at Cotanchobee Park in the Channelside area of Tampa.  Visitors also came to watch the...

AACC Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Orlando City Hall

Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Photos: Vu Nguyen and C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) As in previous years, The Orlando City Hall was the venue for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s commemoration of the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event also served as the AACC’s annual Meet & Greet with elected officials from the city,...

Mills 50 Art Box Repainting Project

Mills 50 Public Art Project
Mills 50 solicited donations from businesses and residents to fund the repainting of five “art boxes”, after the City of Orlando replaced them with new utility cabinets.  Many thanks to the generous donors who made the repainting project possible: Amy Rossi Allstate Insurance/ Jennifer Loveitt, David Bernatavitz, Dr. Puxiao Cen, Magdalena Dalsjo, Jeanette Dixon, David K. Gibson, Pauline Ho,...

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans Celebrates the Year of Horse

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans Celebrates the Year of Horse
This Chinese New Year is the Year of Horse.   The year of the Horse suggests one to exercise caution and avoid unstable situations. People born in the year of the Horse are loyal, courageous, and ambitious. SACA (Suncoast Association of Chinese-Americans) Tampa Bay Chinese associations jointly hosted the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration with City of Largo at Largo...

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2014

During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and we reflect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. Like America itself, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures -- each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring...

Galloping in Style at the St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Rough Riders’ St. Patrick’s night parade
SACA (Suncoast Association of ChineseAmericans) dragon boat team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on March 15, 2014 by participating in the Rough Riders’ St. Patrick’s night parade in downtown Ybor City (Tampa), Florida. This St. Patrick’s night parade was the largest in the southeast region. It’s like New Orleans style Mardi Gras in Florida! Over 20,000 people crowed downtown Ybor City...

The Power of the Dragon: Bridging a Gap

Dueling Dragons
Founded in 2011, The Dueling Dragons of Orlando Dragon Boat Team (aka “Cops and Kids”) is an unlikely partnership between at-risk teens and officers from the Orlando Police Department who have joined together to become a one-of-akind, competitive, year-round racing team. The Kids come from the City of Orlando’s Operation Positive Direction, Parramore Kidz Zone, and the Orlando Parks...
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