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Calendar 2008

Joey Wong

An exciting summer of sports, cultural and community activities before school starts up

2008 - 10th Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

August 1-5: The five-day annual event, highlighting games and comics, ends tomorrow. With countless booths showcasing and selling the latest selection of animation, comics, games and figures from all over the world, and performances staged by underground bands and dancers, this year's exhibition has specially launched an exhibit corner reviewing and celebrating its 10th anniversary. Inquiries 23440415

Skills for Success

August 5: This British Council course encourages students to continue using English over their summer break, especially those who are about to begin their A-levels. Basic language use is covered in the form of exercises, role play and discussions, alongside a preview and fundamental training on the HKCEE and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination to equip students for the demanding public exams. The course runs for three weeks (18 hours in total) and costs HK$2,200, including all course materials. Inquiries: 29135100

Olympics on TV at HKFYG

August 8: Just days before the long-awaited Beijing 2008 Olympic Games begin, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) will show footage of the events for three weeks at Cafe21, the federation's headquarters in North Point. This is the federation's first Olympic-related summer programme, and more themed activities will be held during the summer. Inquiries: 25272448

Camping on Grass Island YMCA

August 11-12: One of the highlights of this camp is watching the sun rise over the sea on outlying island Tap Mun, or Grass Island. The camp also features fun games and survival skills, such as lighting a fire and using it to cook. Organised by the YMCA, the individual fee is HK$250 or HK$220 if you join with a group of school friends. The deadline for registration is August5. Inquiries: 27719111

Community Cultural Ambassador 2007/08 - Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education: In Search of our Fairy Tales

August 30: This programme features a 'Showcase of Recreating Local Fairy Tales', which will be held at Kingswood Ginza in Tin Shui Wai. There will be cultural presentations, films and audience participation during the event. Organised and supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), admission is free and the programme lasts for about two hours and is in Cantonese. Inquiries: 27422966

Child Friendly Family Campaign 2008 - Youth Voice Photo Competition

The Unicef Child-Friendly Family Campaign 2008 promotes a violence-free environment for children and respect for their rights so that they can grow up with acceptance and in harmony. One of the programmes of the campaign is the Youth Voice Photo Competition, which encourages children to share their view on a harmonious family with photos they have taken. The deadline for entries is September 12, and the winning photos will be showcased in various public places. Inquiries: 2833 6139 or e-mail [email protected]

Good Helpers Volunteer Service

This service, organised by the Hong Kong Red Cross, aims to help physically disabled students to learn skills for daily living, such as eating. Anyone who is interested in serving people with disabilities is welcome. Each service term lasts for six months and there will be two hours of induction training before participants start. Inquiries: 28174832