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Happenings & Events: Stuff To Know In June!

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Anti-rabies vaccinations for dogs are on offer at 1/F DB Plaza (platform area next to Midland Realty) on June 14, from 10am to 1pm. Dog owners need to bring their HKID card, dog licence (if available) and the HK$80 inoculation fee in cash. If you are authorising someone else to have your dog vaccinated, they must have a copy of your HKID card and a signed letter of authorisation. Dogs aged five months or above are eligible for vaccination.



To give unwanted sports shoes a meaningful second life, bring them to Discovery Bay Office Centre by June 20 (during office hours). The shoes will be collected by local non-profit Chu Kong Plan and delivered to the homeless, disadvantaged and to children living in poverty in remote areas. Shoes donated should be tied together and wrapped in plastic bags; they must be 80% new, with soles, insoles, uppers and laces intact. To find out more, visit the Dynamic DB Facebook page.



Get set to chill out on Tai Pak Wan from from June 29 to 30 at the Next Wave Beach Music Festival. You can expect a strong lineup of more than 25 local and international acts, performing everything from pop and rock to hip-hop. Headliners include rapper Tyson Yoshi, Cantopop girl group Lolly Talk and indie band RubberBand. You can also catch P1X3L, Gigi, Nancy Kwai, Billy Choi and Fatty Tai among others. To spice things up, DJs will be blasting out tunes during the two-day event. Dubbed Hong Kong’s first beach carnival when it debuted in 2023, this year’s edition will have a new stage design, venue plan and art installation. Festivalgoers can expect eight hours of entertainment per day in a venue that’s reportedly bigger than Hong Kong Stadium. You can also expect food stalls and a marketplace showcasing more than 30 lifestyle brands. To add to the fun, there’s a large-scale sea park complete with water slides, and the opportunity for yacht rental. Next Wave Beach Music Festival is open to those aged 18 and above. General admission is HK$588 per day, HK$988 for VIP access. To book tickets, visit www.kktix.com; to find out more, visit www.visitdiscoverybay.com. [PHOTOS COURTESY OF HKRCL.]



Cleaning out bathroom cabinets and don’t want to waste your stash of travel-sized toiletries? The Amber Foundation collects unused airline and hotel amenities and toiletries, sorts them and repacks them into male/ female kits, which are distributed to Hong Kong’s homeless, refugees, women in shelters and the elderly. To find out more, visit www.theamberfoundation.org.



Founded by DB residents, Dr Verner Bickley, MBE and his wife, Dr Gillian Bickley, the International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation) are open for entry through June 30. They are the Proverse Prize for singleauthor book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) and the Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (founded 2016). You need to be at least 18 years old to enter via https://proversehongkong.submittable.com/submit. To find out more, visit www.proversepublishing.com or email [email protected]. [PHOTO BY Richard Gordon – www.richardgordonphotography.com.]



By participating in Yoga for a Good Cause you can practice 108 sun salutations with other yoga enthusiasts and contribute to helping cancer patients at the same time. The event is being held at DB Plaza on June 15 and is open to those aged 12 and above, with instruction in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. All enrolment fees (HK$200 per person) will be given to Hong Kong Cancer Fund, the city’s largest cancer support organisation. WhatsApp 5469 1748 to join.

Dragon boat


We’ll have to wait until October for DB Dragon Boat Gala but there are plenty of alternate ways to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng), which falls on June 10. Races are being held at Stanley, Aberdeen and Sai Kung and there’s a traditional water parade in Tai O on June 30. The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races kick off on June 21 at Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade with plenty of free, live entertainment, plus the chance to see top international paddlers compete.

Womens running


Fondly known as the Running Cult, DB’s all-women running group hits the trails four to five times a week. Regardless of individual distances, paces, or health goals, the ladies set out to support and inspire each other, finding solace and camaraderie in their shared passion for running. New members are welcome! To get involved, call Anita Schneider-de Vries on 5629 8123. [PHOTO COURTESY OF Anita Schneider-de Vries.]

O park


As part of its GreenDBers programme, City Management has arranged for residents to tour O·PARK1 on July 6 to learn more about the incredible facility that processes our food waste. O·PARK1 is the first Organic Resources Recovery Centre in Hong Kong, a renewable energy generation plant capable of handling 200 tonnes of food waste per day. The upcoming tour is free and will be conducted in English. Shuttle pick-up will be at the area between DB Fire Station and Hillgrove Village. Enrol on a firstcome-first-served basis at https://bit.ly/3QNZsO7.



Mill Mill’s Meow recycling truck is back in DB Plaza on June 22 from 3pm to 5pm. As Hong Kong’s first paper-packed drink box recycling pulp mill, Mill Mill can process up to 50 tons of paper-packed drink boxes every day, plus waste paper of all types (books, magazines, newspapers). Stop by the bus, and you can also drop off plastic bottles and bags, aluminium/ tin cans and containers, laptops and tablets. To find out more, visit the Dynamic DB Facebook page.



Hong Kong University Press has just published a long-awaited book by 10-year DB resident Eric Wishart, the standards and ethics editor, and former editor-in-chief, of international news agency Agence FrancePresse. Journalism Ethics: 21 Essentials from Wars to Artificial Intelligence is aimed at news consumers who want to make informed choices about the trustworthiness of their sources of information, as well as journalism students and working journalists. To find out more and purchase a copy, visit hkupress.hku.hk/Books/New/Journalism_Ethics. [PHOTO COURTESY OF Eric Wishart.]



Residents are invited to head down to DB North Plaza Pitch on June 15 to compete in teams for the title of DBDB Training’s Strongest 2024. Participants will be put through their paces undergoing various strength-based exercises as they lift, raise, curl and squat their way to glory! Teams will be selected randomly by DB DadBods and anyone can join. WhatsApp Andrew on 6897 2454 to get involved; for more on DBDB Training, visit www.dbdbtraining.com. [PHOTO COURTESY OF DBDB Training.]

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