17th Annual AZDBA Festival

AZDBA 2022 Festival

March 26 & 27 2022 17th Annual AZDBA Dragon Boat Festival On March 26 and 27, 2022, the Arizona Dragon Boat Association extended a warm welcome to teams from all over the world to the 17th Annual Dragon Boat Festival!  Our annual festival was cancelled during 2021 due to Covid, and the Gilas were excited […]

Tek Li Coaching Paddle Clinic

Tek Li paddle clinic Gila Dragons

Feb 5 & 6 2021 Tek Li Coaching Paddle Clinic On Feb 5 – 6 2022, the Gilas joined the Phoenix Fire Dragons, Team Blue, and the Arizona State University dragon boating team for an awesome weekend-long paddling clinic by Tek Li! Tek is a Team USA member, currently the coach of the San Francisco […]

Lonnie Homenuk guest coaches at Gila Practice

Jan 22, 2022 Lonnie Homenuk guest coaches at Gila Practice The Gilas were treated to 2 consecutive weekends of guest coaching practice by Lonnie Homenuk (Tampa FL).  We were fortunate to have a chase boat at our disposal along with Kwok’s mad photography/video skillz to capture the action.   Thanks Emily (City of Tempe) for making […]

AZDBA Corporate Team Builder – Carvana

Dec 9th, 2021 AZDBA Corporate Team Builder – Carvana Now that Arizona is slowly emerging out of the pandemic shutdown, companies are starting to do more face-to-face activities, including outdoor team building activities.   And the Gilas are leading the way again, partnering with AZDBA to host a young, energetic, and fast-growing auto e-tailing disruptor, Carvana, […]

2021 Gila Christmas Party / White Elephant

Dec 4th, 2021 Gila Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange / Potluck dinner This year’s annual Gila Christmas Party was hosted at Coach Peter‘s house.  The night’s festivities included a White Elephant Gift Exchange, Potluck Dinner, Ugly Sweater Contest, and Live Music from a number of our very own Gilas.  There was also a […]