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Kowloon City Street Dance-cum-Social Enterprise District Carnival to take place on Saturday

     The Kowloon City Street Dance-cum-Social Enterprise District Carnival will be held from noon to 5pm this Saturday (December 6) at the soccer pitch of Carpenter Road Park, Kowloon City. Members of the public are welcome to join the event, where they will be able to enjoy a dynamic street dance and visit social enterprise (SE) stalls.

     Various entertainment programmes, including a spectacular street dance performance and competition as well as artistes' performances will be staged at the event. Twenty-seven SEs will showcase their products as well as services including organic food and drinks, distinctive travel products, handicrafts and accessories, rehabilitation products, and beauty and health products. People patronising the SE stalls also have the chance to redeem a series of gifts.

     The launch ceremony will start at 2.30pm and the officiating guests will include the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung; the Deputy Director of Home Affairs, Mr Patrick Li; the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme, Mr Siu Chor-kee; the Assistant Director of Home Affairs, Mr Eric Hui; the District Officer (Kowloon City), Mr William Tsui; the Chairman of Community Building and Social Services Committee of Kowloon City District Council, Mr Ng Po-keung; the Chairman of Kowloon City District Youth Programme Committee (KCDYPC), Mr Chai Kwong-wah and the Kowloon City District Leisure Manager of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ms Jackie Lo.

     Co-organised by the Home Affairs Department, the Kowloon City District Office (KCDO) and KCDYPC, the event is a combination of SE promotion and a street dance competition, with a view to providing an opportunity for youths to present their dancing skills and foster team spirit, as well as enhancing local residentsˇ¦ understanding of and support for SEs through caring consumption, thereby promoting the sustainable development of SEs and creating more job opportunities for the underprivileged.

     Admission is free. For enquiries, please call the KCDO at 2716 0424.

Ends/Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00


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