12 Jun 2014

Stanley Plaza Supports “Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships” for the Third Year

On 2 Jun in Stanley, waves of festive cheers once again filled the neighbourhood as the annual Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships took place to mark the traditional Tuen Ng Festival. For the third successive year, The Link Management Limited ("The Link") sponsored the flagship annual community event, with the Stanley Plaza name adorning the “Stanley Plaza Mixed Division” and the “Stanley Plaza Mixed Gold Cup”. Andy Cheung, Chief Financial Officer of The Link, was among the officiating guests at the opening ceremony and also presented awards to the winning teams after the competitions ended. “The Link Elite” team, formed by staff from The Link, participated in the race and competed fiercely for the championship.
 
Record number of participants at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships
The Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships has been well received by athletes and spectators alike over the years. This year, a record 190 teams comprising 3,800 participants took part in the “Stanley Plaza Mixed Division” and the “Stanley Plaza Mixed Gold Cup”. Andy Cheung said, “The Link is devoted to promoting and participating in community activities, so we are honoured to sponsor the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships for the third year in a row. Dragon boat races are a significant sporting event in traditional Chinese culture, and we are proud to have our employees take part in some of the races to promote the sport and help share the joyful atmosphere of Tuen Ng Festival.”
 
“Flip Flop Fest” opens up this year’s “Stanley Plaza Sunday Summer Jam”
Running alongside the races were all the exciting shows of the second day of “Flip Flop Fest”, the opening event of this year’s “Stanley Plaza Sunday Summer Jam” at amphitheatre, which entertained the athletes of the Dragon Boat Championships as well as visitors to the Plaza. From noon till the evening, local and international bands, including SoHuman, Match Box, Azucar Latina, Sensi Lion, Kolor and Supper Moment, delivered dynamic and energetic performances.
 
Show the world your hidden talents at “Stanley Plaza Show Up”
“Stanley Plaza Show Up”, the grand finale of this year’s “Sunday Summer Jam” that will take place on 29 June, will once again transform Stanley Plaza into a unique platform that allows promising local musicians to showcase their unrecognised talents. For those who want the chance to show off their musical talents, please contact Miss Man by 13 Jun via email (recruitment.sp.showup2014@gmail.com).
 
Redeem a pair of “Stanley Plaza Sunday Summer Jam” special edition flip-flops and enjoy free shuttle bus services on event days
Presented by The Link’s Stanley Plaza, “Stanley Plaza Sunday Summer Jam” will present a series of free music shows on 15, 22 and 29 June, carrying on the energetic vibe of the Dragon Boat Championships. To experience the carefree flip-flop lifestyle, on each of the event days, visitors can redeem a pair of “Sunday Summer Jam” special edition flip-flops at Customer Service Counter by presenting a same-day machine-printed receipt of any purchase made at Stanley Plaza, or by posting a Facebook status update with location check-in and a photo of themselves wearing flip-flops. And for the convenience of visitors, free shuttle bus services will be provided. Please find the details below:
 
Tsim Sha Tsui to Stanley Plaza:
Dates: 15, 22 & 29 June (Sun)
Time: 11:30am
Boarding location: Haiphong Road (near Silvercord)
 
Stanley Plaza to Admiralty:
Dates: 15, 22 & 29 June (Sun)
Time: 6:30pm
Boarding location: Stanley Plaza 5/F Coach Loading Area
 
There is also public transportation to Stanley Plaza and nearby places:
Bus: 6, 6A, 6X, 14, 63, 65, 66, 73, 260, 314, 973
Min-bus: 16M, 16X, 40, 52
 
For more details about Stanley Plaza and the “Sunday Summer Jam” event, please visit www.stanleyplaza.com or www.thelink.com.hk.

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