【FOODSPORT x SUPWAYHK Dragon Boat Experience】
沙田體育會水上活動中心 - 龍舟訓練基地
STSA Water Sports Centre
2023 年 11 月 11 日(星期六)
11 November 2023 (Saturday)
08:15 - 12:00
FOODSPORT is a social enterprise who strives to promote healthy living to the community. By combining FOOD with SPORT, FOODSPORT organizes regular community sporting activates to encourage the community to become more active, at the same time, converting all burnt calories into food units for donation to the needed ones in Hong Kong, making every drop of sweat count for addressing hunger.
Everyone knew the myth of Qu Yuan and the dragon boat festival. Dragon boat rowing is one of the traditions in this festival. A significant number of tourists from worldwide will come and watch this international race in Hong Kong.
The three main types of wood used to construct traditional dragon boats are fir, teak, and pontianak. Nowadays, people use fiberglass to make dragon boats in order to make them lighter and more environmentally-friendly. Have you ever practiced dragon boat before?
FOODSPORT is pleased to collaborate with SUPWAYHK to organize "Dragon Boat Experience" calorie drive activity on Saturday, 11 November 2023. Dragon boat coachs will provide a dragon boating basics skill and safety training before dragon boating in the Shing Mun River. So that everyone can experience the traditional sport and shuttle along Sha Tin's main waterway while taking in the breathtaking scenery along the river.
Same as previous community activities, all burnt calories will be collected and donated to our seasonal beneficiary “FOOD CO”. For those who are interested in traditional festive sport, registration will be available on FOODSPORT website from 28 October (Saturday, 1200 noon) to 8 November (Wednesday, 1200 noon). Let’s move and exercise for hunger together.
SUPWAYHK founded by two water sports enthusiasts. They organize beach clean up activities regularly hoping to raise public awareness on ecological environment of Hong Kong and connect people with the nature. More details please refer SUPWAYHK new IG account : www.instagram.com/supwayhk
*Note : SUPWAY the old IG account www.instagram.com/supway_naturehk temporarily closed
《ABOUT BENEFICIARY - FOOD-CO》
FOOD-CO is Hong Kong's first comprehensive food aid collaboration platform, allowing food aid service stakeholders to share information on food supply and demand and related services, while coordinating and providing food supply and demand matching services for food donors and food aid service agencies. This will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Hong Kong’s overall food assistance services.
The purpose of FOOD-CO is to work together to promote cross-sector cooperation, pool social resources, and help alleviate poverty; at the same time, it also actively promotes food conservation and sharing culture to reduce food waste and create a better life. The project covers an online intermediary platform, research on the social benefits of food aid, industry experience sharing and food waste activities.
More details : https://food-co.hk
《MEETING LOCATION & TIME》
Event Time : 8:15am - 12:00nn
Meet Up Time : 08:00am
Meet up and Event Location : STSA Water Sports Centre
51E, On King St, Shek Mun, Sha Tin (Map)
*Due to the tight schedule of the event, please be on time for on-site registration. Any delay will be not accepted
*It takes about 15 minutes walk from Shek Mun MTR Station to meet up location. Please budget your own transportaiton time.
40pax, registration now
*Each participant can fill one more friend/family information per registration
(If over limited, will randomly select the name list)
MUST 12years old or above
*Participants under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by one parent to participate
Recommended who never learn dragon boat activities or an elementary level
HK$200 per head
(Fees include insurance, equipment, lockers, coach fees and food donations)
*The confirmed participants will receive the payment notification mail, if the participant fails to pay within deadline,
it will be deemed to have waived the right to attend and the place will be transferred to other participants.
Limited bag drop will be provided on-site.
*please come light and don’t bring a valuables and to keep personal belongings carefully. FOODSPORT will not be responsible for any deposited items.
《HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR CALORIES》
FOODSPORT will be calculating the calories burnt according to the person data of every individuals (such as; Gender, Age, Weight, exercise duration and intensity etc.) All burnt calories will be converted into the equivalence amount of calories worth of food for FOODSPORT's seasonal food donations, donated to our beneficiaries and the needy directly.
Registration, Dragon boat basic skills training, Dragon boat experience, Calorie Cheque Ceremony
《NOTES FOR THE EVENT》
Participants must follow the instructions given by the on-site instructors.
Participants must wear life jackets during activity to ensure their own safety.
Participants must wear appropriate clothes and equipment, otherwise they will not participate in the activity (slippers/sandals are allowed)
Participants should prepare enough light food and drinks (at least 1.5L) to maintain their energy. <No lunch time arrangement included>
Prepare your own waterproof and sunscreen supplies.
The venue provided changing Room, bathroom and washroom for all participants to use.
Participants must prepare towels, spare dry clothes to change and footwear.
If participants feel unwell during the activity, please notify the staff immediately, and the staff will arrange a safe place to rest.
Participants may choose to buy or not to buy any insurance according to their personal needs.
Please respect the nature by LEAVE NO TRACE. Be responsible to your own rubbish.
《BAD WEATHER ARRANGEMENT》
On event day, if typhoon 3 or above typhoon signal, Red / Black Rainstorm Warning is issued, the organizer(s) will make announcement on FOODSPORT Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/foodsport.hk) at least TWO (2) hours prior, to confirm the event status. Participants will NOT be informed individually on the event updates. Therefore, please stay tune with our Facebook Page.
During the event, in case of weather instability, due to the safety of the participants and instructors, we will find shelter at a covered and safe ground until the rain eased off before continuing.
On event day, If bad weather is issued, the organizer(s) will refund the registration fees (HK$200) to participants. The refund procedure will be notified by email.
FOODSPORT will consider the event cancel which is according to the on-site situation and environment condition. Participants will NOT be informed individually on the event updates. Therefore, please stay tune with our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/foodsport.hk).
In case of any dispute, FOODSPORT reserves the rights on all final decisions.
The Online Enrollment starts on 28 October 2023 (Sat, 1200 noon) to 8 November 2023 (Wed, 1200 noon). The confirmed participants will receive the payment request notification mail at 3pm on the following day.
＊To ensure that the enrollment can be carried out fairly, please do not repeat the registration or submit false information. FOODSPORT reserves all final rights to disqualify any registration if any false information is found＊