What is Rose Pageant? Since 2000, VSA UCI has annually held the Rose Pageant during the Fall quarter. Ladies from Vietnamese Student Associations all over Southern California come together to celebrate all aspects of the Asian-American woman through dance, evening gown, questionnaires, and the Ao Dai segments. A fraction of the proceeds made from the event goes to a charity of our choice that gives back to the Vietnamese community. In addition, Rose Pageant holds performances from talents within the UCI campus and local community including Gio Nam Mua Lan (Southern Wind Lion Dance), Level V Origins Modern Dance, Traditional Dance, and VSAUCI Choir.
This year's proceeds will be donated to SAP-VN's philanthropy project Vocational School for the Handicapped. This project helps SAP-VN sponsors tuition and lunch for 30 poor students attending the Rehabilitation and Education Center for Children with Disabilities in Khánh Hòa. With the money raise through Rose Pageant, we hope to create more opportunity for those that are less fortunate to pursue a better life.