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CSD Sports Association to hold 64th Autumn Fair this Saturday

     The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association will hold its 64th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison from 11am to 5pm this Saturday (November 5).

     A tasting corner will be set up where snacks made by persons in custody of six different correctional training restaurants are served to the public. The event enables them to share the skills and achievements they have gained from vocational training at the institutions.

     Macaroons, cookies, pineapple cakes, milk tea and other snacks made by persons in custody will be served in the afternoon. In addition to giving the public an opportunity to taste their food, the fair also helps the persons in custody to practise internship training in a real working environment. After enjoying food and beverages, members of the public may drop money into donation boxes for charity organisations and agencies that support the needy.

     The theme of this year's fair is "Caring for Hong Kong", which depicts Hong Kong as a city full of love. The venue and stalls will be decorated with special features characteristic of different places in Hong Kong. The main design concept reflects simplicity and environmental protection, allowing the guests and the public to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of the fair and the kindness of the community.

     The spouse of the Chairman of the Committee on Community Support for Rehabilitated Offenders, Mrs Shirley Siu, will officiate at the opening ceremony. Miss Hong Kong 2016 will also attend and tour the booths to promote charity and rehabilitation work. Members of the public are invited to join the fair. Admission is free.

     The 64th Autumn Fair will also have booths selling items made by persons in custody including rattan products, wood furniture, handicrafts, plants and toys. The opening ceremony will include a lion dance by the 221st Hong Kong Group, Scout Association of Hong Kong. A Chinese drum performance will be staged by persons in custody from Cape Collinson Correctional Institution, and dogs from the CSD Dog Unit will demonstrate their skills for visitors.

     Various organisations have been invited to stage a performance at the fair. The People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison will stage a group gun show and a grand military band performance. Other performing groups will include a band and a motorcycling team from the Civil Aid Service and school cheering teams.

     The Autumn Fair, a large-scale and popular public event organised by the CSD Sports Association since 1953, is now in its 64th year. After deducting costs, the funds raised from sales and donations through various channels at the fair will go to more than 40 voluntary agencies. The event also provides opportunities for persons in custody to contribute to the community.

     The fair will be held at the Football Field next to Stanley Prison (99 Tung Tau Wan Road) from 11am to 5pm on Saturday.

     The venue can be reached via bus routes 6, 6X, 63, 73, 260 and 973 and green minibus routes 40 and 52 to the main entrance of the CSD Staff Training Institute, and from there by walking to the venue.

Ends/Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:10

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association will hold its 64th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison from 11am to 5pm this Saturday (November 5). The Fair will feature booths selling items made by persons in custody including rattan products, wood furniture, handcraft, plants and toys. Photo shows a scratching post-cum-basket for pet cats made of corrugated paper and wood, so they can play and sharpen their nails without damaging furniture.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association will hold its 64th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison from 11am to 5pm this Saturday (November 5). The Fair will feature booths selling items made by persons in custody including rattan products, wood furniture, handcraft, plants and toys. Photo shows a scratching post-cum-basket for pet cats made of corrugated paper and wood, so they can play and sharpen their nails without damaging furniture.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association will hold its 64th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison from 11am to 5pm this Saturday (November 5). The Fair will feature booths selling items made by persons in custody including rattan products, wood furniture, handcraft, plants and toys. Photo shows a mini rubbish bin made by persons in custody.

The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association will hold its 64th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison from 11am to 5pm this Saturday (November 5). The Fair will feature booths selling items made by persons in custody including rattan products, wood furniture, handcraft, plants and toys. Photo shows a mini rubbish bin made by persons in custody.