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Happenings & Events in September

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*Editor’s Note:The HLG Kart race has been postponed to October 15 due to “a technical and coordination matter”.

REGISTER FOR THE HLG KART RACE!DB kart-race enthusiasts, aged 7 to 88 years, who are competing in the HLG Kart Race on October 15*, can click here for racing tips from event founder Jean-François Harvey.

Held along Discovery Bay Road from 9am to 5pm, the HLG Kart Race is a community event with all proceeds going to charity.

Registration closes on September 16, so book your spot now at www.hlgkartrace.com.

[PHOTO COURTESY OF Harvey Law Group.]

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LANTERNS ON THE BEACH
Head outdoors with your lanterns on September 10 to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in traditional style. As you moon gaze, remember to be responsible by avoiding glow sticks and single-use disposable lanterns.

To test your knowledge about the traditions surrounding Mid-Autumn
Festival, click here for this month’s trivia quiz.

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DB BAKING COMPETITION
Now’s your chance to vote for the winners of the DB Baking Competition 2022! You can cast your vote from September 1 to 18 on the Around DB Facebook page.

This year there are eight teams of two in the running. You can view their submissions, which include a complete recipe, and photos showing the ingredients, key preparation steps, the bakers baking and the finished product, by clicking here

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HOP ON A COMMUNITY SMART RECYCLING VEHICLE
Want to know more about Hong Kong’s smart recycling system? Head to DB Plaza on September 27 (9.30am to 12.30pm/ 2.30pm to 5.30pm) and hop on the EPD’s Community Smart Recycling Vehicle.

This is a great opportunity to get the lowdown on the EPD’s specialist recyclables collection service, provided at Green Icon @DB, Parkridge Village.

To find out more, visit www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/pilot_smart_recycling_system.htm.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF EPD.]

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GUIDEPOST MONTESSORI NOW IN DB NORTH
Guidepost Montessori (previously Sunshine House International Pre-school) opened on August 23 at DB North, offering a quality Montessori education for children aged six months to six years.

Guidepost is a growing school network in Hong Kong and a global community with more than 100 schools around the world.

To book a private campus tour of the DB school or enquire about admissions, call 9126 6211; to find out more, visit www.guidepost.hk.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Guidepost Montessori.]

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PEONY MOONCAKES
To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, Peony Chinese Restaurant, now in the DB Plaza extension, has cooked up a tasty line of mini egg-custard mooncakes.

The mooncakes are preservative free and come in at HK$288 per box. The mooncake package design is in line with the restaurant’s theme – Peony, which symbolises prosperity and sophistication.

You can buy your mooncakes at the restaurant on or before September 10.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Peony Chinese Restaurant.]

RENT DB ICE RINK
Want the DB Plaza ice rink to be yours? This is possible with DB Ice Rink’s Ice Hockey and Figure Skating venue rental service. Available on weekday evenings, the sessions are designed for corporate events, private parties or ‘large’ groups.

DB Ice Rink also provides public skating sessions at HK$80 per person and iceskating lessons, with walk-in classes available at HK$200. To learn more, visit www.dbicerink.com.

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BUSKING UNDER THE MOON
To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on September 10, make your way to the amphitheatre at DB North to enjoy Busking Under the Moon, a music event organised by Hong Kong Resort.

The event is free of charge with performances running from 6pm to 6.30pm, 6.40pm to 7.15pm, 7.25pm to 8pm, and 8.10pm to 8.30pm.
To find out more, visit www.visitdiscoverybay.com.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF HKR].

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SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, along with her husband Nigel, former DBer Gaylene Meeson is about to shave her head for the 10th time to raise funds for the non-governmental research funder St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

On September 30, the couple will be in the Cayman Islands, where thousands will gather to witness over 100 people being shaved, raising money for childhood cancer research.

“Childhood cancer research is massively underfunded but with your help, we can help plug the gap, and fund researchers around the world to do what they do best,” Gaylene says. “We promise your donation will fund the very best research around the world for kids fighting cancer everywhere, St. Baldrick’s will take care of that!”

Gaylene and Nigel are shaving for the 10th time to celebrate daughter Hannah’s 10-year survivorship. “Hannah was diagnosed in Hong Kong in July 2012; it’s a miracle that she is still alive,” Gaylene says. “Hannah’s is an
extraordinary journey of courage, tenacity and sometimesjust pure grit to survive and thrive despite the multiple disabilities inflicted on her by the treatment.”

Gaylene is one of St. Baldrick’s most effective advocates, having raised over US$2.5 million since 2013. As this is our last shave, we’re aiming big and we need your support to honour Hannah and all the other kids out there fighting to survive,” she says.

To make a donation, head to the Hero Fund list at www.stbaldricks.org/participants/gaylene2022.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Gaylene Meeson.]

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REGISTER TO RUN THE CBRE LANTAU 2 PEAKS

Local trail runners are reminded to enrol for Action Asia Events’ CBRE Lantau 2 Peaks. Entry is now open on a first-come-first-served basis, and spaces are limited. Race day is October 2, with competitors choosing to run either 23km (two peaks) or 15km (half peak). Both courses start and finish in Tung Chung and can be run solo or in mixed teams of four.

Michael Maddess, Director and CEO of Action Asia Events, encourages everyone to get enrolled and get training, saying: “The CBRE Lantau 2 Peaks is not a walk in the park, we are talking about a total elevation gain of almost 1,800m inside the 23km course – you will be climbing some of the biggest peaks in Hong Kong – which requires hill training.

“If you want to take part, I urge you to enrol now as there’s a limited quota this year due to government restrictions,” Michael adds. “Information about PCR/ RAT tests will be published two weeks before the event.”

Michael is looking for sponsors as he hopes to bring back Action Asia Events’ full roster of races in 2023, including the ever-popular Sprints and DB’s own Kayak ‘n’ Run.

Meanwhile, runners across Hong Kong are in training for both the CBRE Lantau 2 Peaks – 23/15km and the Lantau 50 – 16/27/54km, which is scheduled for January 7. To find out more and sign up for either race, visit www.actionasiaevents.com.
[PHOTOS COURTESY OF Action Asia Events.]

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DBICC SUNDAY SERVICE
Discovery Bay International Community Church (DBICC) resumes its in-person services at Discovery College Performing Arts Theatre this month, every Sunday at 10am.
Sunday school is also back at DC, running at the same time as the Sunday service. Senior Pastor Danny Cullins reminds his congregation that they must use the LeaveHomeSafe app and hold a valid vaccine pass to enter the
premises.

For more on DBICC, visit www.dbicc.org.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF DBICC.]

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HK INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
Book your seats to watch a live streaming of the Joy of Music Festival/ 6th Hong Kong International Piano Competition at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.
Organised by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the finals and semi-finals are being played out at Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria from October 10 to 27, and will be streamed live and at point to point at City Hall.

You can purchase tickets at www.urbtix.hk starting September 13 or by emailing [email protected] To find out more, visit www.chopinsocietyhk.org.

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AFTER-SCHOOL GOLF LESSONS AT DBGC
PGA professional Michael Stewart Long is celebrating 15 years of teaching after-school golf lessons at Discovery Bay Golf Club (DBGC).
The club’s one-hour group lessons are open to children aged six years and above. Classes run Monday through Friday on the club’s covered range, bunker and practice putting greens. Kids learn golf etiquette, safety and swing techniques, and get to play short games. Limited space is available; for enquiries call 2987 7213.

DBGC is at the forefront in grooming Hong Kong’s up-and-coming golfers through its comprehensive junior training programme. Talented juniors have the opportunity to play in local tournaments held by the Hong Kong Golf Association, as well as internationally.
For more on DBGC, visit www.dbgc.hk.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF DBGC].

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OCEAN PARK STAYCATION
A new addition to Hong Kong’s five-star hotel scenery, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is the first Fullerton hotel in Hong Kong and first Fullerton resort worldwide.
While direct access to Ocean Park is a given, there’s also a 60-metre swimming pool, kids’ lagoon, indoor kids’ zone, luxury spa and five dining destinations. The hotel provides a free shuttle service every half hour from Ocean Park MTR station, exit B. To make a reservation, visit www.fullertonhotels.com.

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