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The Salvation Army Orienteering 2015
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The Salvation Army Orienteering was held today (17 October 2015). After the oath-taking ceremony at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan, nearly 370 participants set off to Macau via TurboJET. The Salvation Army Orienteering, comprised of sport, travelling and charity elements, allows orienteering elite and beginner teams to navigate across the unique historical and cultural spots in Macau, raising funds for the community services of The Salvation Army in Hong Kong and Macau.
 
This year two categories, “Expedition for the Elite” and “Excursion for Beginners”, were provided. “Expedition for the Elite” is designed for experienced players. It was a 4-hour competition across Macau Peninsula and Taipa. “Excursion for Beginners” is designed for newcomers to experience orienteering in Macau Peninsula within 2.5 hours. The championship goes to the winning teams with the highest scores by visiting checkpoints of the game area.
 
The Salvation Army is honoured to have Mr Lei Cheok Fai, Functional Head of Community Coordination Unit of the Social Welfare Bureau, Macau SAR Government, to officiate at the prize presentation ceremony in Pui Ching Middle School. 
 
Sun Hung Kai Properties was the champion of the Corporate Team Category. The champion of Elite 2-Person Team Category went to Kwong Ka-shi and Sim Hiu-fung. The champion of Elite 4-Person Team Category went to Lam Kwok-pui, Chan Kai-yip, Chan Wai-lok and Wong Tsz-kan. The champion of Beginners 4-Person Team Category and 2-Person Team Category were Alan Lau, Tsang Hin-pang, Chin Kwok-cho and Chan Ka-shing, and Cheung Cheuk-man and To Wing-yan respectively. Kwong Ka-shi and Sim Hiu-fung, the champion of Elite 2-Person Team also won the All Categories Champion.
 
Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding of The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command, expressed his gratitude to the participants for their support to The Salvation Army. He said that The Salvation Army Orienteering set the game area in Macau not only for its world renowned tourist attractions, but also for the Army’s work in Macau. The Salvation Army is currently serving grassroots families in the Northern District, with nearly 9,000 service attendances in the past year. Today, staff members and volunteers from The Salvation Army Joy Family Integrated Service Centre and the Recycling Programme in Macau joined us and gave their full support to this charitable event.
 
Acknowledgement
The Salvation Army would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the event Principal Sponsor, The Bank of East Asia, for her ongoing support and participation. Thanks also go to Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. and TurboJET for being the event Major Sponsors, as well as Sponsors including Thong Sia Watch Co. Ltd., ECCO, Jack Wolfskin, Macau Tower, Polywell Printing & Supplies Ltd. and Macau Coca- Cola Beverage Co. Ltd. 
 
We are also thankful to have the support from the following organisations:
Orienteering Association of Hong Kong
Youth Advance Orienteering Club
Orienteering General Association of Macau, China
Platform Culture
ESDlife (ESD Services Limited)
The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macau
The Cartography and Cafastre Bureau, Macau
Pui Ching Middle School, Macau 
Macau Government Tourist Office
IVElite 
The Salvation Army Joy Family Integrated Service Centre (Macau)
Macao Environment Protection Youth Association
 
About The Salvation Army in Hong Kong and Macau
The Salvation Army has been serving people in Hong Kong since 1930, currently operating more than 130 service units to serve more than 620,000 attendances per year. In order to serve the people in Macau, The Army set up the Iao Hon Corps (church) and Community Service Centre in 2000, and commenced the Recycling Programme in the following year. The Army not only nurtures the souls of Macau people, but also takes care of the less fortunate by providing community care services and material support. In 2014, the Joy Family Integrated Service Centre was opened. It becomes the first Salvation Army social service unit in Macau to serve children, young people, women and senior citizens living in the Northern District. 

 

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