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Sunday, October 21, 2012


APIA U will be held 
Saturday, November 3rd at the University of Colorado Denver
  Now is the perfect time to register.

Knowing that cultural influences impact how one leads, our mission is to provide Asian/Pacific Islander American student leaders and activists with a unique training opportunity which keeps in mind the viewpoints and experiences of APIAs and students of color. The program focuses on the development of leadership and organizational skills that are relevant to APIA campuses and communities.  

Register for this great opportunity through OCA National's website:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Annual Mid Autumn Moon Festival Dinner

Our Mid Autumn Moon Festival dinner was a huge success. It was a sold out event! We hope you had the opportunity to join us in the celebration.  The food was extraordinary tasty and our guests had a nice time catching up with old and new friends. We are already looking forward to the next Moon Festival Dinner!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with OCA Colorado!
 Join us on September 29th, 6:00pm at Super Star Asian Cuisine for a 
12 Course meal for only 
$25 a person. 

Emperor Seafood Soup
Crispy Fried Flounder
Double Lobster with E Fu Noodles
Super Star Clay Pot
Walnut Prawn
Sea Cucumber Braised Mustard Green
Enoki Mushroom over Pea Vine
Golden Crispy Fried Chicken
Golden Crab Claws 
Dry Scallop over Egg Tofu
Crab Meat Dry Scallop Fried Rice
Super Star Fruit Platter 

Secure your tickets by September 22nd by emailing OCA Colorado 
at ocacolorado@gmail.com 
or by calling Hing Ryder 303.241.4203 or Benny Cheng 303.888.0777.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

OCA DragonFlies

We hope you had a chance to cheer on our team OCA DragonFlies this past weekend.  Although we didn't take first place, we certainly had a great time enjoying a fantastic community event and having the opportunity to meet many great people. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

OCA - DragonFlies at Colorado Dragon Boat Festival this weekend

Stop by 
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 
this weekend.  
While you are there, be sure to cheer on our team 
OCA - DragonFlies!
 Sloan's Lake 
July 28-29th 
The event is free to attend!
  Enjoy Dragon Boat Racing, The Marketplace, Performing Arts, DragonLand, The Food Court, Gateway to Asia and much more.

OCA - DragonFlies will be located in Team City #35. Our team will be racing on Saturday and Sunday.  Here is a rough schedule of approximately when our team will be racing. 
(Please keep in mind that these times are rough estimates.) 
  • Saturday First Time Trial is at roughly 3:50pm
  • Saturday Second Time Trial depends on  if  the team wins or loses the first time trial.  The times are  roughly 6:00pm/lose or 6:30pm/win.
  • Sunday's schedule will be determined by how the team does on Saturday.
We would love for you to join us and cheer us on to a win!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

AAPI Community Picnic

The Annual AAPI Community Picnic this past weekend was a huge success. We are thrilled that the weather was perfect. People and enjoyed delicious food, great conversation with new and old treasured friends and fun outdoor games.

We would like to give a great big Thanks to The Isle Hotel Casino for their generosity. They were very kind for donating the tasty roast pig. 

Sponsoring Organizations:
Asian Avenue Magazine, Asian American Journalist Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Asian Pacific Bar Association, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Pacific Development Center, Asian Roundtable, Denver Sister Cities International, Isle Hotel Casino, Japanese American Citizens League, National Association of Asian American Professionals, OCA Colorado

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Standing Up Then and Now

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress presents

A nationwide Google Hangout* with leading civil rights leaders from around the country, featuring Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-32), CAIR-SF Executive Director Zahra Billoo, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, Asian American Justice Center Executive Director Mee Moua, Sikh Coalition Executive Director Amardeep Singh, and more.

Moderated by Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man

FREE LUNCH - Supporting Sakura Matsuri
(first 30 attendees, guaranteed) courtesy of Rose of Sharon Assisted Living

On June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin died in Detroit, the victim of a hate crime murder. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In light of recent tragedies like the extreme hazing of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11, what can Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do to stand up against racism and discrimination?

Sakura Square, Mezzanine Level | 1255 19th St
Entrance on Larimer between 19th & 20th; Under walkway


Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30 am - doors open
11:00 am - Vincent Who? film screening
12:00 pm - Nationwide Town Hall
1:00 pm - Local discussion led by APAP-CO and the National AAPI Mental Health Association

National co-sponsors: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Midwestern Asian American Student Union (MAASU), National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), OCA, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Students Advocating for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (SAAPIA)

Media Sponsors: 8Asians.com, AngryAsianMan.com, blacklava, widelantern.com

Viewing parties have been organized in more than 30 cities, and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30.

Albany • Atlanta • Austin • Boston • Charlotte • Chicago • Cleveland • Dallas • Denver • Detroit • Gainesville • Grand Rapids • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston • Irvine, CA • Ithaca, NY • Los Angeles • Lowell, MA • Minneapolis • Morgantown, WV • New Orleans • New York • Philadelphia • Raleigh • Sacramento • San Francisco • San Jose • Seattle • St. Louis • Washington, DC • Wichita and more

For more info and to RSVP, go to: www.apaforprogress.org/VC30 or email Stephanie Tanny at Stephanie@apaforprogress.org

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

APA Community Picnic

Join us on July 7th for the annual APA Community Picnic at Clement Park, Shelter G from 11-3pm. It is a potluck so be sure to bring a dish to share.  This is a great event to get acquainted with many of the amazing Asian Community organizations in the Denver area.

Please bring a non-perishable food item donation to benefit those that get assistance through APDC. 

Please RSVP by July 1, 2012 
by emailing SharedHumanity@gmail.com or calling Hing Ryder at 303.241.4203

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dragon Boat Team

Attention Colorado Members:

The Board of OCA Colorado has registered at the 2012 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival to race for the Taiwan Style dragon boat race. We are "OCA - DragonFlies". We are looking for members to fill the boat. Please let us know if you are interested in joining OCA Colorado to participate in this race as a paddler. Please note that if we have more people signed up than the number of paddlers we need to recruit for, we will draw names.

Here are some of the details that you need to know:

* Festival Date: July 28 and 29, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday)

* Our Team: OCA - DragonFlies

* Our Captains: Johnny Poon and Alan Knight

* Race Team Fee: OCA Colorado has paid for the team fee, it will be free of charge for you. However, you are responsible for other expenses such as team t-shirts, hats, etc. (these expenses will be split between the team members)

* Training: 1. One mandatory training provided by the Colorado Dragon Boat Race Committee; 2. Our captains will organize extra training sessions for our team, if needed

* Dates for Training: Don’t know yet, will provide that later

* Your commitment: Must attend the mandatory training provided by the Colorado Dragon Boat Race Committee; attend all other training sessions at all possible; must be at the Festival the whole weekend (July 28-29) to be ready to race; attend some of the meetings if needed

Contact: If you are interested and/or have any questions, please contact Johnny Poon (Team Captain) at jpoon@lauandchoi.com

Not and OCA Colorado Member? Now is the perfect time to become a member!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Year of the Dragon

OCA Colorado and Mile-Hi JACL would like to thank everyone for their support by attending our Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. It was a spectacular event! Everyone enjoyed welcoming the Year of the Dragon together! The food was tasty and we were entertained by some very talented people. We hope that you enjoyed our Master of Ceremonies- Ms. Annie Guo from Asian Avenue Magazine, Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration by Shifu Howie Solow and his students, the Piano Performance by Ashely and Ethan Wang, Singing by Souichi Nakamura and the Calligraphy Demonstrations by Harber Chang.

Monday, January 30, 2012

OCA Colorado and JACL Lunar New Year Dinner Emcee

We are honored and excited to have Annie Guo as our Emcee for our Lunar New Year Dinner on Saturday, February 4th at The Palace Restaurant.

Annie Guo is the President of Asian Avenue magazine, a monthly Denver publication. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia's Journalism School and currently obtaining her MBA in Health Administration at the CU-Denver. She has worked in the marketing and advertising industry with Procter & Gamble and The Integer Group. She is currently doing Communications for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Annual Lunar New Year Dinner

Join OCA Colorado and Mile Hi JACL in Celebrating
The Year of the Dragon

February 4, 2012
Palace Chinese Restaurant
6265 E Evans Ave
Denver CO 80222

Your taste buds will be dazzled by a 10 Course Meal:

Cold Cut Appetizer
Seafood Tofu Soup
Hong Kong Style Spicy Shrimp
Stuffed Mushrooms with Shrimp
Steamed Whole Bass in Ginger Sauce
Shitake Mushroom with Greens
Sauteed Beef Steaks
Shanghai Braised Pork Shank
Treasured Fried Rice
Curry Beef Puff

Entertainment includes:

Lion Dance
Kung Fu Demonstrations
Lucky Drawings

Tickets are $45 per person
Corporate Table (10 Seats) $888

For tickets or further information contact
Benny Cheng 303.888.0777

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year

We would like to wish you a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2012!