The 2nd CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival themed
“Safety Hiking Fun”
Welcomed participants to “Walk for health”, bringing positive energy and wellbeing to Hong Kong
Mr. Sean Lee, Director and CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited delivered welcome speech at the event
Dr. CHUI Tak Yi JP, Under Secretary for Food & Health, Government of the HKSAR, delivered welcome speech at the event
Mr. Patrick LAI, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Government of the HKSAR, delivered welcome speech
Honourable guests kicked-off the 2nd CMHK Hiking Festival
Honourable guests led all participants to start and enjoy the event
(9 December 2019) The 2nd CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival, co-organized by China Mobile Hong Kong and Hong Kong Hiking Association, China, was successfully held on 7 December 2019. Riding on the inaugural success of last year, the event returned this year under the theme “Safety Hiking Fun” to further build momentum in promoting healthy living and the joy of hiking among Hong Kong people. The 2019 program was a celebration of the positive energy brought to all citizens through the enjoyment of sports.
Honourable guests were invited to join the event and host the kick-off ceremony of this year’s CMHK Hiking Festival, and included Dr. CHUI Tak Yi JP, Under Secretary for Food & Health, Government of the HKSAR, Mr. Patrick LAI, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Government of the HKSAR, Mr. LEE Lap Shun, Acting Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr KO Wing Man GBS JP, Co-Chairman of the organizing committee, Dr. Stanley MA BBS, Co-Chairman of organizing committee and Chairman of Hong Kong Hiking Association, China, Mr. PUI Kwan Kay, Vice-Chairman of the organizing committee and the Vice-President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Mr. Adrian Yip, Executive Chairman of the organizing committee and Executive Chairman of Hong Kong Volunteers Association, Captain Ernest CHAN, Commanding Officer of Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps, Mr. Wilfred LAM, Vice-Chairman of the organizing committee and Deputy Commissioner of Civil Aid Service, Mr Norman YEUNG, Council Chairman of Hong Kong Adventure Corps, Colonel Matthew WONG, Vice-Chairman of the organizing committee and Commandant of Hong Kong Adventure Corps, Mr ZHANG Xialing, CEO of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, Mrs Pearl LEE, Chief Commissioner of The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, Dr Rebecca LEE, Event Consultant, Ms Anna HUNG, President of Hong Kong Volunteer Awardees Society, Mr Johnny CHOW, Vice-Chairman of the organizing committee and Chairman of Hong Kong Hiking Association, China, Dr Ryan WONG, Vice-Chairman of the organizing committee and Director of WCC Charitable Foundation, Dr XIE Weimin and Mr. Sean Lee, Director and CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited.
Mr. Sean Lee, Director and CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, said at the event, “The inaugural CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival received very positive feedback last year, and was dedicated to encourage the public to “Walk for health” so as to further promote hiking to Hong Kong people. Thank you to all participants for the support shown to the organizing committee and all of the co-organizing parties, and to staff at China Mobile Hong Kong for supporting this event. A series of hiking events with different themes were held last year, successfully raising awareness of hiking among the public, and the continuous increase in the number of participants this year shows that more people are getting to know about the ‘CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival’ and are now keen to be involved.”
To further promote hiking to different age groups, various uniformed youth groups joined the event, and included the Civil Aid Service, Hong Kong Adventure Corps, Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, Association of Hong Kong Flag-guards, Auxiliary Medical Service Cadet Corps, Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, Scout Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps, Hoops For Hope Basketball Asia and The Hong Kong Volunteer Awardees Society.
To make hiking more fun and entertaining so as to attract more people to participate in this healthy activity, Sean revealed that the organizing committee invited local hiking experts to design hiking routes for 24 local country parks according to the traditional 24 solar terms. Limited edition first day covers and badges featuring the design theme of “24 Country Parks’ Hiking Routes x 24 Solar Terms” are being developed to encourage more people to join in with future events by CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival.
Sean emphasized that China Mobile Hong Kong will continue to support the activities of CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival, and hopes to make it one of the most anticipated sports events in Hong Kong, attracting local citizens as well as hikers from around the world. The program aims to ensure that more people from a range of diverse backgrounds will be able to experience the unique mountain scenery of Hong Kong, and to make hiking a must-try tourist experience.
Stepping into 2020, more and more activities will be brought about by CMHK Hong Kong Hiking Festival, and the public can learn about forthcoming events by downloading the MyLink App.