|Anniversary Dinner at 7 pm, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre|
The banquet in the evening was well attended by nearly a thousand alumnae, past teachers and Ying Wa associates. Some alumnae traveled all the way to HK from abroad especially for the anniversary programme. In response to the theme of the evening, many alumnae put on a Chinese costume!
Mrs Katherine Yau, chairlady of the organizing committee, kicked off the
evening programme with a warm welcoming speech.
|In the course of the evening, a western dinner menu was served so that participants had ample time to watch the performance and to enjoy a reunion with former classmates and teachers.|
forty alumnae of varying ages, shapes and sizes sang with one heart and one mind.
members include principals, teachers, alumnae and students. Numbers
Sound the Trumpet Getting to Know You (lyrics)
Hear the singing of our Alumnae Choir on the spot! [song 1 ] [song 2] [song 3]
Memories of Ying Wa [
inside story ]
Many YW girls have a fond memory of Ms Silcocks, the 4th principal, who served Ying Wa for 40 years. Even the younger generations have heard of this legendary person and have seen her pictures in school.
unto men but known unto God"
The Trust Fund
full story ]
Rebecca Ching, Chairperson of the Alumnae Associatioin and Ruth Lee, the Principal, introduced the Trust Fund Concept and invited all the audience to contribute to "the bricks of life formation"for the future generations of Ying Wa. Furthermore. Rebecca happily announced that the first donor was Rev CC Lee who donated 1,000 copies of her book 我憶故我在 (3rd print)". Audience were invited to donate cash or complete a pledge form (doc, pdf).
This was another highlight of the evening. It was a joint venture of the Alumnae Association with the Student Association. This was no ordinary fashion show. It was composed of three sessions.
first session was a parade of Ying Wa uniforms, from the past to the
See Mrs Lee attired in white shirt and navy blue shorts which was the PE uniform of the '70s. Dancing with hula hoops, an endearing pair of girls (both children of school teachers) in Ying Wa primary uniform captivated the hearts of the audience!
Early graduates were amazed by the colourful PE uniforms of today.
second team was "The Most Trendy".
With the music of "Dancing Queen" in the background, student models performed the catwalk in elegant costumes.
We were honoured by the presence of four teachers, the Rev Lee Ching-chee, Mr Mok Kwong-chuen, Ms Betty Barr and Mr Fung Wing -yin, on the stage.
The third session brought the show to another
models in traditional
costumes of the Ching Dynasty escorted our popular alumnnae onto the
Mrs Katherine Chau, Ms Kwan Yeuk-laan and Ms Yau Ping-wai shared with us their latest news and greetings.
Ms Yau also brought us the greetings from the Alumnae Association in Toronto too!
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