Capital Lakes DragonFest

June 20, 2015


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Thank you for all who made the 2015 Capital Lakes DragonFest a success!

Our sponsors:

Golden Dragon Sponsors
  • American Family Insurance
  • Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center
Silver Dragon Sponsors
  • WPS Charitable Foundation, Inc
  • UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Rutabaga Paddlesports
Our Community Sponsors
  • Dean & St Marys
  • Lazer Bus Service (special thanks to Paul Mohrmann)
  • Wingra Boats
  • United State Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Forte Studios
  • Madison Area Sports Commission
  • Copps - Monona
  • Rose Cottage
  • Badgerland Girl Scouts Wisconsin

Our teams: 34 teams strong in 2015!

Without the efforts of our team captains, we wouldn't be celebrating the growth of Madison's ONLY dragon boat festival!

Our volunteers - it takes a TEAM to do a FEST!
  • Capital Lakes DragonFest Co-Chairs: Ilene and Teresa
  • Capital Lakes DragonFest Committee: Diane, Kathy, Irene, Judy, Ellen
  • Jeff - Announcer Extraordinaire!
  • Brittany - Volunteer Coordinator
  • The numerous TSM members, family, and friends who helped pre-event and day-of festival.
  • Members of the public who signed up through Volunteer Match!
  • Our vendor: Pan Am Dragon Boat ( From bringing the boats and setting the course to weather watch and racing divisions, the Pan Am staff were courteous and professional, and as before willing to go the extra mile for us.

  • Our entertainment:

Raffle winner: SUP board - Jerry Hinz
50/50 winner $348 Laurie Gauper

Spirit Award - Team Turville Bay
William Bathke Community Leadership Award - Rodney Halbleib

Survivor Division
Gold Medal - Dragon Divas
Silver Medal - Pink Paddling Power
Bronze Medal - LaX Mississippi Sisters

Fire Division
Gold Medal - Paddlin’ for MB
Silver Medal - Arashi
Bronze Medal - Coulee Region Paddlers

Air Division
Gold Medal - Windy City Black Dragons
Silver Medal - Dragon to the Altar
Bronze Medal - UW Carbone Cancer Center

Water Division
Gold Medal - Proud Marys
Sliver Medal - Puff’s Magic Dragon Boat
Bronze Medal - Forte Studios

Earth Division
Gold Medal - Odds & Ends
Silver Medal - RGBeasts
Bronze Medal - Fast Twitch Medousa

SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Capital Lakes DragonFest: JUNE 18, 2016!

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Regional Dragon Boat Festivals 2015

Pride of the Fox Riverfest, St. Charles, IL   June 14

Capital Lakes Dragonfest 2015, Madison, WI  June 20

Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival, Milwaukee, WI  July 11

Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival, La Crosse, WI   July 18

Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival, Arlington Heights, IL July 25

Kenosha Dragon Boat Festival, Kenosha, WI   August 1

Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival, Eau Claire, WI  August 8

Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash, Ft. Dodge, IA  August 9

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival , Superior, WI  August 21-22

Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, Dubuque, IA  September 12-13

Oshkosh Dragon Boat Festival, Oshkosh, WI  September 19

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