CSD holds 66th Autumn Fair

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Correctional Services Department (CSD) Sports Association held its 66th Autumn Fair at the football field adjacent to Stanley Prison today (November 3). The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, officiated at the opening ceremony.

     The theme of this year's fair was "We Promote Inclusiveness in Full Vigour". The venue, the stalls and some handicrafts made by persons in custody were themed around sports to reflect the creativity and vitality of the correctional officers and persons in custody.

Elderly persons and ethnic minority members were invited to participate in the fair to promote social inclusion.

     The 66th Autumn Fair also had booths selling items made by persons in custody, including furniture, wooden decorations, stationery, rattan products, plants and handicrafts. The "Harmony Café" was set up in the Theme Corner of the fair, where milk tea and snacks made by persons in custody of Cape Collinson Correctional Institution were served to the public. The café enabled persons in custody to put into practice the knowledge and skills they gained from vocational training in food and beverages at the institution.

     Various organisations were invited to perform at the fair, including a military band performance by the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, a motorcycling performance by the Civil Aid Service, a Chinese martial arts performance, a cheerleading performance by an award-winning school cheering team and a marching band performance.

The dragon and lion dance team of the CSD Sports Association and the CSD Dog Unit also performed at the fair.

     The Best Stall Competition prize was won by Lo Wu Correctional Institution. The Best Product award went to Stanley Prison for its wooden bowling storage box.

     After deducting costs, the funds raised from sales and donations through various channels at the Fair will go to voluntary agencies. The Fair also provided opportunities for persons in custody to contribute to the community.

Published on: 2018-11-03

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