Association to go full steam ahead

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 August, 2007, 12:00am

Members of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong will be pushing the boat out tonight in Happy Valley to celebrate National Day. But instead of these Star Ferry uniforms, which they donned for the Matilda Sedan Chair Race last year, members are more likely to be kitted out in red and white smart-casual wear. Last November, the Swiss Association sailed off with top place in the best-decorated chair category at the sedan race. The association has been participating in the wacky race, which rasies cash for local charities, for 27 years. Members also meet throughout the year for social gatherings and monthly lunch meetings featuring guest speakers. Regular jass gatherings are also held to play Switzerland's favourite card game.