Mission Statement

Our mission: To promote the sport of dragon boating in Northeast Ohio, foster a greater sense of community on the Cuyahoga River and in the Greater Cleveland area, promote cross-cultural awareness and support the health and wellness of people of all ages, races, cultures, and abilities.


Cleveland Dragon Boat Association featured on Kicking it with Kenny, Fox 8 News, Cleveland, Ohio, 2017.

Our Goal

Our goal is to bring together people of all ages, race, national origin, to an exciting, fun and team building water sport on the Cuyahoga River. Whether it is to experience it for the first time or reoccurring members it is a sport one can learn to love and enjoy. We are a non-profit organization , all board members are volunteers striving to make this organization successful.

Board of Directors

  • President ~ Julia Chen

  • Vice President ~ Susan Ensor

  • Secretary ~ Racheal Cambarare

  • Treasurer ~ Raquel Timm

  • Board Member ~ Rob Ashworth

  • Board Member ~ Cindy Cuffaro

  • Board Member ~ Gene Mark


Contact Us

Contact us if you have questions about: the dragon boat races, the festival, volunteering to help with a successful festival effort, or have any suggestions that you feel will help to improve our efforts to have the best dragon boat festival in the country!

We are also interested in talking with organizations interested in presenting Asian exhibits and cultural presentations including dance, dress and musical presentations.

Contact us to help, or for more information.

  • By Email: cdbainc@gmail.com

  • By Phone: (216) 355-0773 President, Julia Chen

  • By Mail: Cleveland Dragon Boat Association, P. O. Box 770452, Lakewood, Ohio 44107