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CAB – More photographs of Old Hong Kong and the Tales They Tell

26 Oct

cabLocal history enthusiast and founder of gwulo.com David Bellis is back to show another selection of old Hong Kong photographs from his collection. Most photos were taken around 1900-1930, and show a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. They have been scanned at high-resolution and digitally restored, so David can zoom in to show us their hidden details, and tell us the stories behind them.

The photos and stories are grouped around three themes:
– Who / What / When / Where – how we uncover a photo’s secrets
– Piecing together a photo album’s story
– The view from the Peak – 100 years of change

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Harold Smyth Room, St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Rd, Central

Cost: $250 (including a glass of wine and refreshments)

Seating is limited so pre-booking is required. Please call CAB at 2815 5444 to reserve your seat, or e-mail cab@cab.org.hk

Doors will open at 6:15 pm, wine and refreshments will be served prior to the talk.

All proceeds benefit the Community Advice Bureau

cab hkAbout Community Advice Bureau (CAB):
The Community Advice Bureau (CAB) is an information and referral service offering free, confidential and impartial help and advice on any subject related to living and working in Hong Kong. Staffed by volunteers, CAB answers questions over the telephone or by email. CAB also publishes free booklet called Living in Hong Kong covering a host of useful topics for newcomers. CAB is a registered charity reliant on donations to provide its services to the community.

C.A.B. Talk on Photographs of Old Hong Kong

16 Mar

CAB PhotographsJoin local history enthusiast and founder of gwulo.com David Bellis as he shares his favourite photos of old Hong Kong, and tell their stories. Most of the photos were taken around 1900-1930 and show a Hong Kong that has long disappeared. Scanned at high resolution and digitally restored, David can zoom in to show hidden details. A must go event for Hong Kong history buffs.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Community Advice Bureau.

Date: 24 April 2013

Time: 7pm

Location: Harold Smyth Room, St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road

Cost: $250 (including a glass of wine and refreshments)

cab hkAbout Community Advice Bureau (CAB):
The Community Advice Bureau (CAB) is an information and referral service offering free, confidential and impartial help and advice on any subject related to living and working in Hong Kong. Staffed by volunteers, CAB answers questions over the telephone or by email. CAB also publishes free booklet called Living in Hong Kong covering a host of useful topics for newcomers. CAB is a registered charity reliant on donations to provide its services to the community.

2012 Hong Kong Christmas Bazaars & Fairs

1 Sep

I noticed a number of searches already for the annual Christmas bazaars and fairs that take place in Hong Kong each autumn, here are some. I will add to the list as and when information becomes available. They are all worthwhile causes and a great way to get your Christmas shopping done early.

CAB 2012 Charity Christmas Card & Handicraft Fair
Get your Christmas shopping done early with a wide offering of charity Christmas cards and handicrafts for sale.
Date: 11 & 12 October 2012
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Li Hall, St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

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The Helena May Charity Bazaar
Visit more than 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories, books etc. on the day. Proceeds are donated to the Charity of the Year: RainLily Hong Kong’s first one-stop crisis center for the victims of sexual violence.
Date: 11 October 2012
Time: 9:30am – 6pm
Location: The Helena May, Garden Road, Central

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Michaelmas Fair 2012
This is the annual fair of St. John’s Cathedral in Central. With many bargains to be had it features new and used books, potted plants, china, handicrafts, household goods, clothing and numerous items from cards, wrapping paper to décor for Christmas. Don’t forget the raffle with sumptuous prizes. Proceeds benefit various charities supported by St. John’s.

Date: 27 October 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: St. John’s Cathedral

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2012 Sedan Chair Race & Bazaar
In 1975 Nurse Joyce Smith created a competitive sedan chair race for charity as a means to showcase the location and facilities of the Matilda International Hospital. From this the Sedan Chair Charities Fund was established. Today the annual Sedan Chair Race & Bazaar is probably the most colourful fundraising event in Hong Kong’s annual charity calendar. The funds raised goes to support charitable organisations that generally do not receive assistance from the Hong Kong Community Chest, Hong Kong Jockey Club or the Government – none go to the Matilda International Hospital.

Date: 28 October 2012
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak

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AWA Charity Bazaar 2012
Have trouble finding gift ideas? Enjoy a stroll looking for item’s novel and new? Come to the American Women’s Association Charity Bazaar where dozens of vendors display the most unique products available, as well as sell their most popular. It’s a place to find a little something for you, your home, and perhaps your family pet. Find the famous AWA ‘Hidden Treasures’ flea market style tables, selling new & old items already filling the AWA warehouse with fabulous donations from factories and friends. Stop for a snack or take home dessert thanks to the AWA Bake Sale courtesy of the AWA ‘born to bake’ bakers. Visit for fun or to shop with a vengeance for the best cause of all- The AWA Charity Fund

Date: 1 November 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse

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Sandy Bay Charity Fair
Since 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Charity Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Organised by The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children and held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary and well attended. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

Date: 3 November 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay

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Christmas Bazaar of the German Speaking Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Hong Kong
If you are looking for traditional German Christmas items, look no further. This is it. Decoration items for Advent and Christmas abound, and there is more. Novelty items, toys, European fashion, cake and coffee. Not to be missed

Date: 16-17 November 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: The Ebenezer School for the Visually Impaired, Pokfulam

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St. Stephen’s Chapel, Stanley Christmas Fête – 2012
St Stephen’s Chapel Christmas Fete is one of the highlights of the year. It’s as near as you get in Hong Kong to a traditional English summer fete, with bouncy castles, charity stalls, coconut shy, games, bands, dancers and entertainment, Santa, and plenty of food and drink. And not forgetting the Chinese lion dancers and acrobats! The Fete is held on the School Playing Field, with space for children to play games and run around all day to their hearts’ content. Funds raised go to the charities they support.

Date: 1 December 2012
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Sports Ground, St Stephen’s College, Stanley (Entrance on Wong Ma Kok Rd, Stanley)

CAB Charity Christmas Card & Handicraft Sale

24 Sep

CAB’s annual Christmas card and handicraft fair will take place on 10&11 Oct. The Community Advice Bureau and about 30 other local charities will be selling Christmas cards and gifts. A great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early and support some good causes.

Dates: 10 & 11 Oct. (Mon & Tue)

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Li Hall, St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central

About CAB:
The Community Advice Bureau (CAB) is an information and referral service offering free, confidential and impartial help and advice on any subject related to living and working in Hong Kong. Staffed by volunteers, CAB answers questions over the telephone or by email. CAB also publishes free booklet called Living in Hong Kong covering a host of useful topics for newcomers to Hong Kong. CAB is a registered charity reliant on donations to provide its services to the community.

Volunteering: If you have been resident in Hong Kong for two years or more and would like to become part of the CAB telephone team, or if you have computer skills and would like to become part of the inputting team, please visit their website and complete the volunteer form. CAB is looking for both English speakers as well as bilingual (English/Cantonese) and trilingual (English/Cantonese/Mandarin) volunteers.