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Dragon Boat Festival held in Arlington Hts.

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  • Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.

       Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Red Fitness Center paddlers head to their dragon boat at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.

       Red Fitness Center paddlers head to their dragon boat at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.

       Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The Wounded Warrior Project Chicago suburban team raises its oars before competing in the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.

       The Wounded Warrior Project Chicago suburban team raises its oars before competing in the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jed Fortuna of Carol Stream, center, rows on the team for Smith Medical Partners in Wood Dale during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Jed Fortuna of Carol Stream, center, rows on the team for Smith Medical Partners in Wood Dale during the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

The Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival was held Saturday at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights.

The event, which was scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a high-spirited celebration of culture, sport and community that features an ancient Chinese sport that has been gaining popularity in North America over the past 20 years and has become the world's fastest growing water sport.

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