(The final round of the 1st Cantonese Competition – Jan 24, 2016)

The final round of the “1st Cantonese Competition for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong”, as well as the Award Presentation Ceremony was held in Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Hall on 24/1/2016.

More than 80 contestants showed their Cantonese talents on this cold Winter morning. The competition formats include Storytelling, Singing, Drama and Speech. The designated topic for the final round competition is “My Expected Hong Kong”. The aim of this competition is to show talents of ethnic minorities and provide them a chance to expressing their opinions towards their expected Hong Kong. We also wish to encourage ethnic minorities to use Cantonese in their daily lives, in order to integrate into the Hong Kong society.

On the event day, Mr Stephen SUI Wai-keung, JP, the Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mrs. Yeung Chan Wai Man, Candy, JP, the Assistant Director of the Home Affairs Department were our guests of Honour to officiate the ceremony. Mr. Suen Kwok Lam MH, JP, the Executive Director of the Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Dr. Kung Yan Sum and Ms. Kung Yan-sun, the Chairman and the director of the Chinachem Group also attended the ceremony to support the contestants. It is also our honor to invite our Cantonese Ambassador, Vivek Mahbubani, the famous stand-up Comedian to give a short comedy show in order to encourage local ethnic minorities in social integration!

About 25 prizes were presented on that day, including primary, secondary and public categories with individual and group entries respectively. We also presented the awards for the Drawing and Coloring Competition. We truly appreciate the efforts made by all contestants, including the 350 contestants in the preliminary round competition. Learning a language is never an easy task and it is a life-long challenge. LINK Centre will continue to do our best to serve ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and assist these talented citizens in social integration!

Lastly, may we take this opportunity to thanks all contestants. schools, teachers, principals and parents in guiding our talented contestants for this competition. Thanks for supporting the education of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Wish you all a happy new year and let’s look forward to “the 2nd Cantonese Competition for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong”!