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Music, design and ping-pong among Campaign events for week of June 24 to 30 (with photos)
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     The Hong Kong Sinfonietta's "Good Music This Lunch" concerts offer a relaxing way to pass a lunch hour - and an ideal way to recharge the batteries for the afternoon's work.

     A highlight event of "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign, the first in a series of six one-hour lunchtime concerts by the Sinfonietta will be held at the Foyer of the Lower Block of the Hong Kong City Hall, Central on June 25 at 12.45pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to bring food and drinks.

     Details of the upcoming concerts are available at: hksl.org/hk/concert_schedule/concert_details/11.@

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     The fishermen of Aberdeen are offering a great way for the public to enjoy a cool sea breeze with the Fishermen Apprentice Workshops on June 30.

     Participants will be taken out on fishing boats, which are up to 70 feet long, to give them a taste of life and work at sea. Apprentices will learn basic skills on work safety and life saving as well as inshore fishing methods such as cage trapping, lining and gillnetting.

     Two more workshops will be organised in July, during which fishermen will teach participants the difference between a fresh sea catch and those from fish farms.

     At an earlier workshop the fishermen shared their recipe for making the famous Aberdeen fish balls. The Fishermen Apprentice Workshops are organised by the Southern District Tourism and Culture Festival Organising Committee.

     Application forms and a programme schedule are available at: www.travelsouth.hk/images/stories/Doc/15-05-2013/fisher_workshop_application_form.pdf.@

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     To mark the upcoming anniversary of the HKSAR, the Yuen Long District Council and the Federation of Yuen Long Associations will co-organise the "Celebration of the 16th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR - Hong Kong 18 District Table Tennis Challenge" on June 30.

     The event is dedicated to fostering friendship across the 18 districts while promoting a sports culture in Yuen Long District.

     A total of 24 teams have signed up for the challenge. The preliminary rounds will start at 9am at the Yuen Long Fung Kam Street Sports Centre. The final rounds will take place at Yuen Long Plaza at noon where everyone is welcome to come and cheer the finalists.

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     About 120 design students from 11 countries/territories will gather in Hong Kong from June 27 to July 11 for World Design Summer Camp 2013, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre. The design camp is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong or the region.

     The theme for the 2013 camp is "Fashion and Culture and Social Innovation". Participating students will attend various track programmes, plenary sessions, seminars and workshops. They will also meet with international design masters.

     The students will also take part in a field trip to the Pearl River Delta area to learn more about design trends in southern China.

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     The Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme is now calling for applications. The scheme offers training for young people to develop skills in creativity, leadership and commitment.

     After training, the ambassadors will be stationed at tourist attractions to greet visitors, as well as lending their support at mega events and activities that promote Hong Kong. The deadline for applications is July 2. Application forms and details of eligibility are available on the website: yas.hkfyg.org.hk.

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     All these events support the "Hong Kong: Our Home" public participation campaign, which aims to inject positive energy into society, foster social cohesion and promote care, mutual help and solidarity in the community.

     More than 220 Partner Organisations have so far pledged their support for the Campaign.

     Altogether, the Government and Partner Organisations are organising more than 700 events/activities under the four supporting themes of the Campaign from the end of April to the end of December this year.

     Full details of the Campaign can be found on the website www.hkourhome.gov.hk.

Ends/Sunday, June 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:00

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