What would you want the most if you were a child?
Marking its 8th anniversary, around 700 attendees participated in the 8th annual Members and Family Fun Day at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 6 May. This year’s theme was “Children’s Rights”, specially selected in light of recent discussions on the establishment of a children commission in Hong Kong.
The fun day began with the drawing competition. Looking at the beautiful submissions made, we saw a shared consensus among the participants, that children, like their parents, should have the right to enjoy life to the fullest extent.
The Opening Ceremony was well attended by members and their families, as well as our special guests: Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng; Dr. Maggie Koong, Chief Principal of Causeway Bay Victoria Kindergarten & International Nursery; and Ms. Bella Leung, Principal of Heep Yunn School. Children and member representatives participated in a tug-of-war to kick off the event, and to everyone’s surprise, the children won! Indeed, as Ms. Cheng said “We must not underestimate the power of the young(er) generation, and our future lies in their hands.” As part of the ceremony, Ms. Cheng also created a painting with the participants of the drawing competition.
The children then competed in over 90 track and field events, and new records were set this year. Similar to the previous years, an excellent variety of performances were made during the talent show, from singing, dancing, gymnastics, reciting poems, playing musical instruments to many others. Furthermore, there were game booths accommodating children of all ages, including football, basketball shooting, bouncy castles, mini roller-coaster, obstacle course, floor curling, and face painting etc. Everyone had great fun at the event.
Special thanks to the following Organising Committee members: Nick Chan (Chairman) , Agnes Chan, Calvin Cheng George Cheung, Wai Yin Chung, Karen Lam, Eric Tang, Roden Tong, Shum Hin Han.
Reported by : Jackie Yeung
Group photo of the guests and participants at the Opening Ceremony.
Our guests Ms. Bella Leung, (eighth from left), Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (middle), Dr. Maggie Koong, (tenth from left) together with Council members, Recreation and Sports Committee members and Organising Committee members at the Opening Ceremony.
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng created a painting with the children.