Archive | November, 2018

坪洲垃圾跑 Peng Chau Plog

27 Nov


Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, this is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free Hong Kong’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

This event will take place along Peng Chau on Saturday December 8th at 10:00. Meet at Central ferry pier no.6

Reusable bags litter pickers and gloves will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own.

Date: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: 10am – 2pm

Place: Central Ferry Pier No.6

Price: Free, to register please follow this link to Eventbrite

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack‘ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.

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Matilda International Hospital Carols by Candlelight

23 Nov

Join Matilda International Hospital to celebrate Christmas with friends and family in their spectacular heritage site this December.

Christmas choirs, Father Christmas and snowmen will star in the Carols by Candlelight Charity Event at the Matilda International Hospital at 6-8pm on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. Admission to the charity event is free, and open to all. It is a festive evening, a time to enjoy being close to loved ones, listen to carols, savour specialty Christmas foods, and embrace the true spirit of giving at Christmas.

All sales proceeds will go to the Matilda Children’s Foundation, which provides life-changing surgeries to children with no other means of assistance.

Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Place: Grounds of Matilda International Hospital, 41 Mount Kellett Road, The Peak

A free shuttle bus runs between the Peak Galleria (Public Transport Terminus) and Matilda International Hospital at the Peak from 5:15pm to 8:10pm on 4 December (Tuesday). Additional shuttle buses will depart from hospital to Central after the event.

Event highlights: Choir performance, Father Christmas, Grotto, games and sale stalls, Christmas food delights

Enquiry: 2849 0355

About Matilda Children’s Foundation : In 2003 Matilda International Hospital established the Matilda Children’s Foundation to raise money for life-changing surgery for children in need. Matilda doctors and teams volunteer to help the foundation, donating time, expertise, money and resources for surgery.

The charity has provided treatment and care for over 60 children from the region. Every dollar raised goes to the Foundation.

Green Hub Herb Growing Workshop

19 Nov

Herb-growing does not only brighten a place but our life. Herbs have wide culinary and remedy functions, and it has a key role to play in creating an easy-to-maintain edible landscape for city greening. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic knowledge and technique for growing annual and perennial herbs. The course includes a practical session to enrich the learning experience. The course will be conducted in Cantonese.

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What you will learn:
* Introduction to herbs that are adaptable to local climate
* Basic skills for herb growing and propagation.
* General use of herbs
* Culinary application of herbs

Date: Sunday, December 9 2018

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Place: Green Hub – 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

Maximum participants: Adult (Maximum of 25 participants)

Price: $400/person (The fee includes a low carbon vegetarian meal, two pots of herb seedling)

To apply, please refer to Chinese Version (Application Deadline: 4 December 2018)

For enquiries, please call 29962838 or email ghprog@kfbg.org

About Green Hub: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) was selected by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2010 to transform the heritage site, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, into a “Green Hub for Sustainable Living” under Batch II of the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” (Revitalisation Scheme).

The Green Hub has reimagined the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 listed historic building built in 1899, to demonstrate how we can live sustainably while at the same time respecting nature and respecting each other.

Visitors are invited to enjoy their locally-sourced, healthy food; join one of their transformative educational courses; learn about community events; engage with a network of community members who care about living lightly on our planet; and experience the beauty of this tranquil heritage site.

The Green Hub offers solutions to the challenges facing us in finding harmony with the natural world. Such challenges include the widespread disconnection between people and nature, over-population, an economic order that demands limitless growth, and over-exploits biodiversity and resources, causing the collapse of ecosystems, runaway climate change, and endangers our food security.

Italian Day at Sandy Bay – last Xmas Shopping

15 Nov

Mark your calendars, on Saturday, 1 December 1, The Italian Women’s Association has organized the 35th Edition of the Italian Day at Sandy Bay in the gardens of The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital!

Head on over with the family and help raise money as all proceeds raised during this event will go directly to the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and other carefully selected Hong Kong Charity Associations.

At the event you will find:
* Italian food and wine
* Italian gourmet corner
* Branded clothes
* Toys
* Sportswear and so much more!

You last chance to pick up some great Christmas presents, delicious Italian delicacies with proceeds going to great causes.

Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: Garden of The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam

Price: Entrance fee is HK$20 and there is, unfortunately, no parking available, the closest parking is in Cyberport. For more information on the event click here.

About Italian Women’s Association: The Italian Women’s Association (IWA) is a non-profit organization, registered in Hong Kong since 1996, which operates in the field of charity. The Association welcomes Italian women or not, interested in friendship, the Italian language, culture and the various activities that they offer every month. They organize many events: social gatherings and cultural activities, playgroups for children, excursions, lectures, ‘coffee mornings’, etc. Through these events, all members – and the ladies recently arrived in Hong Kong – are able to meet regularly in a welcoming atmosphere. In addition, the IWA also often collaborates with various organizations and other associations of women in Hong Kong.

WWF-Hong Kong Flag Day Volunteers needed

13 Nov

Lend your support for WWF-Hong Kong by signing up to be their Flag Day volunteer.

To sign up, please follow this link and scroll down to the four different registration forms.

Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018

Time: 7am – 12:30pm

Place: Hong Kong Island

Contact:
Tel: 2526-1011 (Select language then press 4, 5, 0)
Email: flagday@wwf.org.hk

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

GreenRace DB Festive Beach Clean 2018!

11 Nov


9:30am – Arrive at Beach Clean site (2k seaside hike)
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/7112982
Note: GreenRace may clean farther down the coastline, if you’re late, please call or whatsapp! 91335415.
11:30am – Finish beach clean, head back to DB Pier & clean up
12:00pm – Reservations at Zaks for festive GreenRace lunch (https://goo.gl/maps/CkwGVkeMMks).

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Meet: https://goo.gl/maps/eE5ByiFbwR22
Beach Clean: https://www.strava.com/routes/7112982
Lunch: https://goo.gl/maps/CkwGVkeMMks
All Maps: https://tgr.run/maps/

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018

Time: 9am

Place: Discovery Bay Ferry Pier

Register: https://tgr.run/volunteer/

For more information, please follow this link to their Facebook page

About The GreenRace HK!: The GreenRace HK! is an enviro mix of road & trail running events. They organise personalised running plans and training, fun runs, retreats, trail races & trail cleans in Asia and North America.

The GreenRace HK! events aim to contribute to local community and environment by enjoying the outdoors sustainably with each of us doing our part. The GreenRace HK! see the GreenRace as an opportunity to reset ourselves in everyday life and habit.

Visit TGR.RUN

Volunteers needed for Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race

8 Nov

On Friday, 30th November, 50-60 of Hong Kong’s top business leaders will race against each other on a 13 km route from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to Admiralty in support of Room to Read’s Literacy Program. Last year, with only fifteen participants, Room to Read impacted over 9,000 children through their literacy program by raising close to 4 million HKD and they look forward to exceeding that number this year!

Millions of children are now at risk of growing up without basic literacy skills. Room to Read’s Literacy Program seeks to ensure that children enter grade 3 with the reading and writing skills they need to start their educational journey.

Room to Read is looking for the kind help of 25 volunteers to help with our Fastest Executive Race event.

Date: Friday, 30th November 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Volunteers aren’t required to be there for the entire duration but would need to confirm their available time slot. Please let Room to Read know your earliest start / latest finish time within this time frame.

Roles:
1. Course Marshals / Water providers
2. Help with registration
3. Help at the finish line with time keeping and guiding runners on to the bus to the award ceremony
4. Room to Read is also looking for any First Aid qualified volunteers

Location : Race checkpoints are located on the trail, starting at Pok Fu Lam Resevoir, ending at Bowen Road. The final location is Upper House in Admiralty.

Requirements: Some of the checkpoints are reached by walking several kilometers through hilly terrain so this volunteer role is ideal for keen and able hikers! A Room to Read representative will escort you to each checkpoint.

Other info: Volunteers will be given a T-shirt to wear and keep. Volunteers will need to wear their own clothes suitable for hiking and bring a backpack, water and mobile phone. 

To sign up, please email tijana.zderic@roomtoread.org by 16th November

About Room to Read: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

room to read 2To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

room to read john-woodFor more information please visit their website.