Thursday, June 7, 2018

Call for OCA DragonFlies Dragonboat Paddlers

We are looking for people to paddle for 
OCA Colorado's Dragon Boat Team.
Come join the OCA DragonFlies!






Race information:

The Dragon Flies are in the Flag-Catching (FC) Division. Each team must have 18 paddlers, with a minimum of eight (8) male and eight (8) female paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 flag catcher. All races will be 250 meters long at Sloan’s Lake.



We are looking for OCA Colorado members to paddle on our dragon boat team.  This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of one of the best festivals in Colorado!

  • Our Team: OCA - DragonFlies
  • Festival Date: July 28 and 29, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) at Sloan's Lake
    • Our Flag Catching team will only have races on Saturday, July 28th.
  • Race Team Fee: $10/person. This includes a t-shirt, three mandatory practices and dragon boat racing on the first day of the festival (Saturday)
  • Training:
    • This year, practices are held at SLOAN’S LAKE. There will be 3 practices with a coach on deck to whip us into shape:
      • Sunday, July 1st, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
      • Saturday, July 14th, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
      • Saturday, July 21st, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
  • Your commitment: You Must attend all three practices; and you Must be prepared to be at the Dragon Boat Festival for the whole day on Saturday July 28th
  • Finally, you must be an OCA Colorado Member.  Not a member?  Now is the perfect time to join! See the Application Form below.
If you are interested and/or have any questions, please contact Johnny Poon at jpoon@lauandchoi.com.

Lunch and Learn


We are happy to announce that we had a very successful Lunch and Learn Event! We appreciate the time the speakers have taken to educate everyone on the opportunities and challenges of owning a business.

Enjoy pictures of the event here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lunch and Learn



Hi, Everyone:

I am so excited that we have a wonderful LUNCH and LEARN coming up on 5/26/2018 (Saturday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The even will be held in Salvation Army (Denver Red Shield) at 2915 North High Street, Denver, Colorado.  There is plenty of parking on the street and also there is a parking lot the event guests can use for free. 

We have a very interesting topic this time and I think everybody will love to hear.  The topic is "Hi, Boss, Everything you need to know about running a business from insurance, banking, taxes, worker's comp, lease, and immigration (labor certification and I-9 etc)"   We have a panel of very dynamic and knowledgeable speakers whom you will find very interesting and informative.  We have sponsorship from Colorado Asian Restaurant Association that will provide the wonderful food to allow us to enjoy our amazingly delicious lunch. 
I call this a Happy Reunion of international food from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, America, Italy and Mexico.  This is a free event for everyone and we have plenty of room to accommodate all our guests this time. 

Please come and join us for this fabulous event so you can enjoy eating, learning and of course meeting wonderful people.   The event starts at 11:30 a.m. but I and some board members will be there at around 9 a.m.  to help set up.  If you have time to extend your assistance, we can definitely use some help. 

Please RSVP by calling/texting Mac at 808-429-5867 or Wendy Tong at 720-626-3029.  You can also call OCA hotline and leave message at 720-663-1622 or our email at ocacolorado@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing all of you on 5/26/2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Denver Red Shield (Salvation Army). 

Best Wishes.

Margaret
OCA Colorado President


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Community Picnic + Wellness Fair + Cultural Carnival

Save the date for The OCA Community Picnic + Wellness Fair + Cultural Carnival Fair 

When: 7/8/18
Where: Cherry Creek State Park - Smoky Hill Shelter/Group Picnic Area.  


Activities Include: 
  • International food
  • Meeting with Wellness Experts
  • Playing Games
  • Winning Prizes in our Cultural Carnival Fair
  • Songs/Dances
  • Kungfu Demonstration.

Of course, everyone can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, playing volleyball, and other activities in the park.  The Smoky Hill Shelter also has electrical outlet, "Real" restrooms, drinking fountain and over 250 parking spaces!!!!  I love to see everyone bring their friends and families to enjoy eating/playing and getting advice on how to live a long and healthy life.  

Space is limited, the shelter can accommodate up to 250 guests. Early registration is welcome.  Preference is given to OCA members and families.  If you are not OCA member yet, please become a member.  You can find a link on our website.

RSVP:  Benjamin Cheang at:  bencheang@aol.com
            Wendy Tong at:  wendytong1018@gmail.com
            Johnny Poon at:  jpoon@lauandchoi.com
            tang_yanbing@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lunar New Year

Our Lunar New Year Dinner was a huge success!  
Thanks for your tremendous support!
We hope you and your family have a very healthy, happy and prosperous year of the dog!

Check out photos of the event here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chinese New Year

We have sold out of tickets for our 
New Year Gala.  
Thanks for your support!


My Dearest OCA Friends,

Happy New Year and yes, we are going to celebrate the Year of Dog this year on 2/10/2018 at King's Land Restaurant from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The Chinese New Year will be on 2/16/2018 and OCA will host OCA Chinese New Year Gala + Cultural Fair on 2/10/2018.  

I promise you this is a very unique and fun-filled family event that everyone will enjoy wholeheartedly.  We are anticipating full house again and so please hurry up and get your tickets as early as possible.  It is on first come first serve basis! 
  •  We will kick off the event with: Cultural Fair 4:30 – 6:15 p.m.
    • For Your Eyes Only Chinese New Year Decorations with beautiful backdrop for our professional photographer and you to take photographs of you and your family/friends
    • Traditional Chinese Costumes (from Tang Dynasty, Han Dynasty, to Ching Dynasty) Photo Booth so you and your family can experience China thousands years ago  
    • Photograph with our One-of-a-Kind Money God to Get Lucky 
    • Play Carnival Games and Win Fabulous Prizes for everyone (No Age Limit) 
    • Visit Chinese Calligraphy Station and take the Lucky New Year Couplets home
    • Enjoy Chinese Tea and Dumplings Station 
    • Come Enjoy Cotton Candy, Popcorn, and Lollipop Station 
  • The next program is our Exquisite Chinese New Year Gala 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. 
    • 10 Course Banquet with King’s Land Twin Lobsters, Peking Duck, Golden Fried Chicken, etc 
    • Silent Auction with Prizes that Everyone Loves 
    • Entertainment:  Tai Chi Show, Chinese Dance and Songs, Yoyo Show, Lion Dance  
    • Traditional Cultural Costume Contest with a chance to win a very special prize 
    • Group Games and Prizes for the winning tables 
    • Money God Giving out Lucky Gold Nuggets
 On behalf of OCA, I would like to cordially to invite you, your family, and your friends to come join us to celebrate the Year of Dog on 2/10/2018.  Please hurry and get your tickets so I can personally greet you and welcome you to our very special and warm Chinese New Year Gala + Cultural Fair!  Looking forward to seeing you.  

Best Wishes.
Margaret S. Choi
President of OCA Colorado

RSVP by February 4, 2018
Tickets:
$25 Individual ~ $250 Table Sponsor (10 Seats) ~ $600 Corporate Sponsor (10 Seats)

Contact:
Johnny Poon 720.856.6981
Benny Cheng 303.888.0777
Benjamin Cheang 303.898.6868


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2017 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Thanks for helping make our 
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Dinner a huge success! 
We look forward to you and your family joining us next year!

Click on the link below to see pictures from the banquet.