The Correctional Services Department Sports Association will hold its annual Autumn Fair in Stanley this Saturday (November 26).
The Autumn Fair, organised by the Association and now entering its 59th year, has been a large-scale and popular public event since its establishment in 1953.
Riding on the Department's 90th anniversary this year, the theme of the fair is "Across 90 - Caring Community, Building Harmony", denoting the CSD's efforts not only towards public safety and against crime, but also in fostering a harmonious, caring and receptive community for inmates' rehabilitation and their reintegration into society.
Apart from the yearly sale of various products made by inmates, the fair also features a rich entertainment programme including musical performances by the Civil Aid Service and the Prisoners' Friends' Association, marching bands by inmates of correctional institutions, a performance by the department's Staff Band, guard dog training demonstrations, dragon and lion dances, motorcycle performances, dance performances and lucky draws.
After deducting costs, the funds raised from sales and donations through various channels will go to some 40 voluntary agencies and beneficiaries for charity purposes, including inmates' welfare services which provide further opportunities for inmates to contribute to the community.
The fair will run from 11am to 5pm on the football field next to Stanley Prison (99 Tung Tau Wan Road). Members of the public are welcome to share the fun and contribute to charities. Admission is free.
The venue is accessible by bus routes 6, 6X, 63, 73, 260 and 973 and green minibus routes 40 and 52.
Ends/Thursday, November 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:44
The Correctional Services Department Dog Unit will give training demonstrations involving guard dogs at the Autumn Fair.
There will be a djembe performance by inmates from Cape Collinson Correctional Institution.