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Around 400 Young People Joined the Kowloon City Running Youth to Familiarize with the Community
2018-02-05

Jointly organised by the Kowloon City District Office and the H.K.S.K.H. Kowloon City and Youth Integrated Service Centre, the Kowloon City Running Youth 2018, a city orienteering race, has been held for the second year in a row. The orienteering race took place in Kowloon City right after the kick-off ceremony held at the CCC Kei To Secondary School on 4th February. Despite of the cold spell, almost 400 teenagers of 90 teams actively participated in the race. A team of four had to explore 15 checkpoints in Kowloon City neighbourhood to complete different tasks within a specific amount of time. The team that got the highest score won the race. The organisers hoped the race could encourage the youth to accept challenges, foster their self-understanding and develop a greater understanding of the community.

 

Addressing to the guests, Ms Seiko Lee, Service Director of the Welfare Council, noted that Kowloon City is a place filled with rich history and culture, where it is embraced by cultural attractions such as the Cattle Depot Artists Village, the Grade 3 Stone Houses and Kowloon Walled City Park, among others. The exciting orienteering race favoured among young people did not only allow teenagers to interact and connect with their community but also increased the general public’s knowledge about Kowloon City and helped build a joyful, energetic and harmonious community.

 

The champions, first runners-up and second runners-up of both the Secondary School and Open Categories were decided after a 3-hour competition. Mr Franco Kwok, District Officer (Kowloon City) of Home Affairs Department, and Ms Louisa Lee, Assistant Director of the Welfare Council, presented the awards to the winners. More than that, singer JW was invited to perform at the event and shared how she realised her ambitions. She also encouraged young people to face the challenges readily, set goals and pursue dreams so as to live life to the full.