CE promotes message of regular exercising in Sport For All Day 2023 (with photos/video)
To promote the message of regular exercising for health, the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (August 6) attended the Sport For All Day 2023 held by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) at the Sham Shui Po Sports Centre and took part in sports fun games.
The focal activity of the Sport For All Day this year is “fitness exercise for wellness”. The LCSD organised a series of physical fitness demonstrations and play-in sessions for the public’s participation to encourage them to pursue a healthy body and mind through regular physical exercise.
Accompanying Mr Lee to join the event were the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu; the Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Mr Chum Tak-shing; the Chairman of the Community Sports Committee (CSC), Professor Patrick Yung; the Vice-Chairman of the CSC, Mr Eric Fok; the District Officer (Sham Shui Po), Mr Paul Wong; swimming athlete Tam Hoi-lam and wushu athlete Lau Tsz-hong.
During the event, guests watched a demonstration of interval training and viewed fun games such as surfset, electronic cardio cage, electronic battling rope, speed stacks and sport climbing. They also had a taste of fencing. While the 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou between September 23 and October 8, the LCSD appealed to members of the public to enjoy the Games, as well as cheering for and supporting Hong Kong athletes.
At the same time, to echo the Sport For All Day, 16 Principal Officials also joined the recreation and sports activities held at sports centres in various districts, including the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki; the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan; the Deputy Secretary for Justice, Mr Cheung Kwok-kwan; the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Erick Tsang Kwok-wai; the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui; the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung; the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan; the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau; the Secretary for Health, Professor Lo Chung-mau; the Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Mr Lam Sai-hung; the Secretary for Housing, Ms Winnie Ho; the Secretary for Education, Dr Choi Yuk-lin; the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong; the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak; the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Chris Sun; and the Acting Secretary for Development, Mr David Lam.
This year, the slogan of the Sport For All Day 2023 remained to be “Stay Active, Healthy and Happy!”. Free recreation and sports programmes were held at designated sports centres in 18 districts and most leisure facilities under the purview of the LCSD were open for free use. A live webcast of sports demonstrations was also arranged via the event’s dedicated website and the “LCSD Plusss” Facebook page to encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage in regular sports and physical activities, so as to continuously build a “Sport for All” culture in the community.
The Sport For All Day 2023 is co-organised by the Department of Health; the Sports Medicine Team of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Sports Medicine and Health Science Alumni Association of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China; and the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled.