HKJC Community Festival enjoyed by over 33,000 visitors

05/04/2015 18:46

More than 33,000 people of all ages, including kids and teenagers, as well as young adults, parents and grandparents flocked to the Community Festival held at Sha Tin Racecourse over the Easter holidays in celebration of The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s 130th Anniversary. Most visitors had a fun-filled day with many of them went to Penfold Park to enjoy close encounter with horses. The three-day large-scale free community event ending today (5 April) featured a wide array of “edutainment” activities including two world record-breaking events.

  • Photo 1   Thanks to the Club, over 1,000 local primary and secondary school students are given the opportunity to participate in the record-breaking event of producing the largest-ever fingerprint painting in the world.
    Photo 1 Thanks to the Club, over 1,000 local primary and secondary school students are given the opportunity to participate in the record-breaking event of producing the largest-ever fingerprint painting in the world.
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The first record was a fingerprint painting of horses measuring over 230 metres in length and 150 square metres in total area produced by over 1,000 local primary and secondary school students under the leadership of Club Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges and renowned cross-media artist Simon Ma.  This huge painting has been verified as the largest-ever fingerprint painting in the world.  The second record-breaking event was a debut display of a 10,000-square-metre installation art composed of over 10,000 papier mache eco-horse sculptures which has set a Guinness World Record as “the largest display of recycled paper animal sculptures”.  The sculptures were made under the “Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United With One Heart” Installation Art and Education Project, organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and funded by the Club’s Charities Trust. 

With myriad “edutainment” activities spreading over nine activity zones, the HKJC Community Festival allows participants to learn more about how to practise healthy and environmental-friendly living, and ways of building a harmonious family. All are aimed at showcasing the Club’s determination to continue riding high together with the people of Hong Kong for a better future:

  • Photo 3   Zone 1 – 130<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Exhibition: Recapitulates the Club’s history and its tremendous contributions to Hong Kong over the years.
    Photo 3 Zone 1 – 130th Anniversary Exhibition: Recapitulates the Club’s history and its tremendous contributions to Hong Kong over the years.
  • Photo 4   Zone 2 – Let’s Build a Green City: Encourages all participants to become a part of an environment-friendly community.
    Photo 4 Zone 2 – Let’s Build a Green City: Encourages all participants to become a part of an environment-friendly community.
  • Photo 5   Zone 3 – Family Love and Care: Shares tips on how to bring love home.
    Photo 5 Zone 3 – Family Love and Care: Shares tips on how to bring love home.
  • Photo 6   Zone 4 – DIY Together: Helps participants unleash their creativity through fun-filled workshops.
    Photo 6 Zone 4 – DIY Together: Helps participants unleash their creativity through fun-filled workshops.
  • Photo 7   Over 1,500 drawings created by secondary students along the theme ‘share the joy’ were displayed for the public to appreciate the joy and vision of our creative youth.
    Photo 7 Over 1,500 drawings created by secondary students along the theme ‘share the joy’ were displayed for the public to appreciate the joy and vision of our creative youth.
  • Photo 8  Zone 5 – Enthralled by Ten Thousand Horses: Be inspired by the debut display of huge installation art composed of over 10,000 papier mache eco-horse sculptures made under the “Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United With One Heart” Installation Art and Education Project at Sha Tin Racecourse.
    Photo 8 Zone 5 – Enthralled by Ten Thousand Horses: Be inspired by the debut display of huge installation art composed of over 10,000 papier mache eco-horse sculptures made under the “Ten Thousand Galloping Horses, United With One Heart” Installation Art and Education Project at Sha Tin Racecourse.
  • Photo 9   Zone 6 – Pursuit of a Football Dream: Young people puts their best foot forward as they join professional football skills assessment in the pursuit of their football dream.
    Photo 9 Zone 6 – Pursuit of a Football Dream: Young people puts their best foot forward as they join professional football skills assessment in the pursuit of their football dream.
  • Zone 7 – Live Performances: Feature performances by internationally-renowned theatrical production <em>CAVALIA</em> (Photo 10), as well as local bands Mr. (Photo 11) and Robynn & Kendy (Photo 12) performing the HKJC 130<sup>th</sup> Anniversary celebration song “Progressing Together”, promoting the city’s “can do” spir
    Zone 7 – Live Performances: Feature performances by internationally-renowned theatrical production CAVALIA (Photo 10), as well as local bands Mr. (Photo 11) and Robynn & Kendy (Photo 12) performing the HKJC 130th Anniversary celebration song “Progressing Together”, promoting the city’s “can do” spir
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  • Photo 13   Zone 8 – Fitness for All: Comprehensive fitness assessments help the health-conscious take their first step towards a healthy lifestyle.
    Photo 13 Zone 8 – Fitness for All: Comprehensive fitness assessments help the health-conscious take their first step towards a healthy lifestyle.
  • Zone 9 – Horse Encounters: Visitors are thrilled by up-close encounters with horses at Penfold Park during the festival. Through show jumping and eventing demonstrations by the HKJC Equestrian Team, as well as quadrille shows and pony rides, the Club endeavours to promote equestrian sports in Hong K
    Zone 9 – Horse Encounters: Visitors are thrilled by up-close encounters with horses at Penfold Park during the festival. Through show jumping and eventing demonstrations by the HKJC Equestrian Team, as well as quadrille shows and pony rides, the Club endeavours to promote equestrian sports in Hong K
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  • Photo 17   Community ambassadors from the Club’s 130<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Progressing Together cheering team dances in different zones.  Their energetic performance is aimed at instilling energy into the visitors, encouraging them to cheer for others to unleash their potential in any endeavours.
    Photo 17 Community ambassadors from the Club’s 130th Anniversary Progressing Together cheering team dances in different zones. Their energetic performance is aimed at instilling energy into the visitors, encouraging them to cheer for others to unleash their potential in any endeavours.


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