Carnivals, indoor dragon boat competition and art exhibition among highlights of 20th anniversary celebrations (with photos)
Together We Build - Community Engagement in Public Space Transformation @ SummerFest Lifestyle, organised by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, co-organised by the Central and Western District Office and Central Venue Management and assisted by the Central and Western District Council, will be an interactive and experiential activity involving cross-sector and cross-generation engagement. The event will be staged from August 25 to 27 at the Central Harbourfront Event Space.
The carnival's aim is to transform public space for meaningful use to fit different lifestyles and needs, foster social integration, bring creativity to open space and arouse public interest in architecture and design. It will bring together more than 2 000 participants to build 20 large-sized pieces of furniture and a giant outdoor maze featuring the theme of healthy lifestyle.
In addition, participants will have a chance to take part in putting together a 5 000-square-metre "HK"-shaped giant outdoor maze, with paths totalling 1 020 metres in length, to be formed by pallets. An application for a Guinness World Record for "the longest line of pallets" is planned.
Components of the large furniture will be transformed into sedan chairs for a race through the maze. Each team will be required to carry a sedan chair and complete specified tasks in the maze. Visitors can also enjoy various DIY workshops and parent-child activities.
The event hours are from 9am to 6pm. Online registration for participation is required to build the giant outdoor maze and join workshops at www.webuild.skhwc.org.hk. Limited seats for workshops are also available on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in admission on the day. For enquiries, please call 2533 1209.
To celebrate the HKSAR's 20th anniversary and promote a harmonious and healthy lifestyle, the Pok Oi Healthy Life Carnival will take place at Tung Tau Industrial Area Playground in Yuen Long on August 26 from 11am to 3pm. A variety of programmes, such as free Chinese medical consultation, an acupuncture smoking cessation programme, health talks, stage performances, booth games and recreation activities, will be presented.
Free Chinese medical consultation and Chinese snacks distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission is free. For enquiries, please call 2479 2127 or 2457 8123.
Over 400 participants from 35 teams will take part in the 7th Hong Kong Indoor Dragon Boat Championships at the Star Atrium, 1/F, Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill, on August 27 from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Organised by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, the event will include individual races and a relay for attendees to experience dragon boat races. An area for trying out a dry-land dragon boat machine and paper arts workshops will be open to the public for free. The event aims to encourage a healthy lifestyle and foster a harmonious community.
For details, please visit the event website at www.hkcdba.org, or call 2504 8332 for enquiries.
More than 100 exhibits will be showcased at the "Grand Chinese and Western Art Exhibition 2017 in Celebration of the Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary". The works will include traditional Chinese and Western calligraphies, paintings, artistic handicrafts, musical instruments and collectibles. The event aims to broaden the horizons of youths and strengthen their interest in art and cultural exchanges.
The launch ceremony will be held at 5.30pm on August 22 at the Exhibition Hall of Hong Kong City Hall Low Block. Members of the public can enjoy various performances, for examples, youth strings and symphonic bands, a tai chi show and Chinese opera by children.
The exhibition will run from August 22 to 28 with the following opening hours: August 22 from 5.30pm to 8pm, August 23 to 27 from 11am to 8pm and August 28 from 11am to 5pm.
For enquiries, please contact the Central and Western District Association for Culture and Arts at 2858 9115.
To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity".
Altogether, more than 900 events and activities are being staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, August 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00