MEMBERS of the public will have an opportunity to get more involved in the community and learn about local administration in a series of community participation projects. The projects are being organised by the Home Affairs Department. Director of Home Affairs Mrs Shelley Lau announced the programme at the first-ever Southern District Sports Festival, held at Repulse Bay before a large crowd of participants and spectators. The festival was organised by the Southern District Recreation and Sports Council and the Urban Council with the Southern District Office's assistance. Scheduled festival sports events, which will run until December 3, include table tennis, basketball, soccer and sand carving.