TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE FLOAT
The intent of the CAHF Tournament of Roses float is to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad Sesquicentennial Anniversary. Our 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade Float is designed to Celebrate Immigrant Worker Contributions, while educating viewers and volunteers about the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the contributions of immigrant workers to its completion.
As we envision it, this Rose Parade float will kick-off a year of programs, projects, and milestone events that will be coordinated by our Foundation, with our core and primary sponsor (Union Pacific Railroad), governmental jurisdictions, school districts, Asian American organizations, Asian American private enterprise, opinion leaders, constituent communities, members — and the descendants of all immigrant railroad workers.
Community involvement is crucial to our initiative. Decorating the float is a microcosm of our message: people from all walks of life working together to create a tangible vision of connectedness (two trains meeting), crowned by beautiful flowers and fireworks. The design shows Jupiter and UP No. 119, the two historic engines that met from East to West at Promontory Point 150 years ago, moving toward one another as they progress down the parade route. At the dramatic moment when the two trains meet, fireworks burst into the blue Pasadena skies, celebrating the triumph of the American spirit!
Monday – Sunday
Morning, Afternoon & Evening
Fiesta Parade Floats
Pasadena, CA 91117
Boston, MA 02111
WW2 VETS & THE FLYING TIGERS
We are thinking ahead for our next float project. Stay tuned: More details to come!
To be announced.
To be determined.