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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes & Drums Charity Concert

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes & Drums are composed of seven bands across Canada and include serving members of the Force, employees and citizen volunteers. All of these performers contribute their time and talent to advance public relations for the RCMP, both at home and abroad.

A few band members led by Piper Iain Tait will be visiting Hong Kong in December to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong at the Canadian Commemorative Ceremony taking place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Sai Wan War Cemetery. Together with the St. John’s Cathedral Brass Band, they will perform at a charity concert at All Saints’ Cathedral to fundraise for the World War II Veterans Association Hong Kong and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as to join in to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of All Saints’ Cathedral.

Register now at www.raceforthekids.hk or visit the website for more information.

Date: December 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui All Saints’ Cathedral, 8 Pak Po Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong (map)
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Admission by donation


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Canadian Commemorative Service in Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong holds an annual commemoration ceremony at the Sai Wan War Cemetery.

The Canadian Commemorative Ceremony honours the 1,975 Canadian soldiers who bravely fought to defend Hong Kong during the Second World War and remembers the 550 who died here, in battle or captivity. Held annually at the Sai Wan War Cemetery since 1947, this important event takes place on a Sunday in early December, representing the start of hostilities in Hong Kong on December 8, 1941. It was in Hong Kong that Canadian soldiers first committed to battle in the Second World War.  They were the last to come home.

Every year, veterans of the Second World War join Canada’s Consul General and leading members of the Canadian community in Hong Kong to pay their tribute and lay wreaths.  Youth involvement through the participation of the four Canadian curriculum schools in Hong Kong and Macao, the 1st Hong Kong Canadian Scout Group and the Hong Kong Adventure Corps, is a highlight of the programme.

Date: December 4, 2016 (Sunday)
Venue: Sai Wan War Cemetery, Cape Collinson Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong (map)
Time: 10:00am*

The ceremony gives us the opportunity to honour the brave men and women who served in the Canadian Forces, both past and present, and the great sacrifices they made in the defence of freedom. The ceremony is open to all and the Consulate General of Canada welcomes you to join in the commemoration of the brave soldiers.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to hkong.rsvp@international.gc.ca by November 28, 2016.

* Please note there is no parking at the cemetery.  A complimentary shuttle bus will depart from Edinburgh Place, (between City Hall and the General Post Office in Central) at 8:45am and return following the service.  If you would like to use the shuttle bus service, please ensure your RSVP includes your namethe names of those who will be accompanying you and the number of seats that you would like to reserve on our shuttle service


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RBC Race for the Kids 10K and 3K timed race and family run along Ma On Shan Promenade

Join Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) at RBC Race for the Kids Hong Kong on Sunday, 4 December at the Wu Kai Sha Youth Village for a 10km and 3km timed run, or bring your whole family for a 3 km family fun run!  Enjoy a fabulous post-race carnival with bouncy castles, games and performances after the race.

The RBC Race for the Kids is a global series of charity family fun runs which raise funds to improve the wellbeing of children.  Royal Bank of Canada is the title sponsor for the series, which has attracted more than 100,000 people and raised over C$22 million since the first New York event in 2007. All proceeds raised from the Hong Kong Race will support The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong.

Register now at www.raceforthekids.hk or visit the website for more information.

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2016-11-23