The Correctional Services Department Sports Association held its 61st Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison today (November 2). The wife of Po Leung Kuk Chairman, Mrs Cheng Kwan How-yin, officiated at the opening ceremony.
The theme of this year's Fair, "Support Charity, Enjoy Green Lifestyle and Have Good Fun", aims at promoting the message of green living. The new feature included a Green Corner which introduced the different measures launched by the department in the pursuit of environmental protection. Members of the public visited the Fair to understand how Correctional Services Department had been promoting the element of green living and implementing the policy of "environmental management and responsibility".
A workshop was set up inside the Green Corner to let the participants to get involved in making environmental products. Besides, there were briefings on the operation of the Food Waste Decomposer, the processes of worm composting and leaf composting as well as sale of recycled soap and recycled clay.
Apart from offering traditional game stalls and sales of products made by inmates, the Fair provided visitors with a rich entertainment programme including dragon and lion dances, guard dog training demonstrations, marching bands and an African drum performance by inmates. There were also performances by the Civil Aid Service as well as newly added programmes such as rope skipping, cheerleading and Taekwondo demonstrations by community and education groups. The colourful events have both supported charity and offered a fun day for all.
The Best Stall Competition, the Best Green Stall Competition and the Best Product Competition were won by the Staff Training Institute, Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre and Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre's "Thinking of Bamboo" respectively. Various institutions also took part in an International Cuisine competition. The judging panel which comprised Mr Leung Man-to, Miss Cally Kwong, Mr Anthony Lun, and Mr Timmy Hung awarded the winner to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre for its entry "The King of Seafood".
After deducting costs, the fund raised from sales and donations through various channels in the Fair will go to more than 40 voluntary agencies including inmates' welfare services. The charity event will also provide opportunities for inmates to contribute to the community.
Ends/Saturday, November 2, 2013
Issued at HKT 13:54
The Correctional Services Department Sports Association held its 61st Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison today (November 2). Photo shows the wife of Po Leung Kuk Chairman, Mrs Cheng Kwan How-yin, performing the eye-dotting ceremony during the opening ceremony.
The Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Sin Yat-kin (first left), and Mrs Cheng (centre) touring stalls at the Fair.
The theme of this year's Fair, "Support Charity, Enjoy Green Lifestyle and Have Good Fun", aims to promote the message of green living. The new feature included a "Green Corner". Photo shows Mr Sin (right) being briefed by the chairman of the Fair's Organising Committee, Mr Wan Ming-ki, on the exhibition panels. The department has been actively promoting the element of green living and has implemented the policy of "environmental management and responsibility".
Various institutions also took part in an international cuisine competition. The judging panel comprised Mr Leung Man-to, Miss Cally Kwong, Mr Anthony Lun and Mr Timmy Hung. Photo shows Miss Kwong (first right) and Mr Lun (second right) tasting one of the entries of the cuisine competition.
The winner of the Best Stall Competition, members of the Staff Training Institute, pose for a group photo.
The Best Green Stall Competition was won by Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre.