Blog Tag: Action

Join a community hockey team

Posted by Peter MUIR

A group of Year 13 students are looking for people willing to participate in their field hockey team!

As a CAS project, the group started a field hockey team for ages 14-18 in collaboration with the DC Pirates. Training sessions will start this Saturday, 9th of September 2017, from 10:30am-12pm.

Anyone is welcome and no prior experience is needed! The main aim is to promote and grow field hockey as a sport for the youth section of U14 and older ages for DB Pirates.

If possible please bring your own sticks (if you have them), mouthguard and shinguards. A limited number of hockey sticks will be provided by the DB Pirates.

If you are interested, please email or and attend the training session this Saturday, as this will give the DB Pirates club an indication of interest for a field hockey team. Click on this link for more details – Hockey Flyer 2017_2018

Terry Fox Run

Posted by Peter MUIR

Get involved in a community event while training to work on your fitness!

The Terry Fox Run HK will be hosted by RCHK on November 5.   Get your team together to get involved in this meaningful cause.   See Mr Muir for more details

Terry Fox run



DC Cobras Dragon Boat Leaders required

Posted by Peter MUIR

COBRA BLACK REDAre you keen to support DC???

Do you want to be part of a winning team? Are you looking for a Community Engagement (MYP) of CAS (DP) Project?

Than We Have an Opportunity For You!!! Sign up to become a DC Cobras Dragon Boat Leader today!

In 2016, Discovery College, will again enter the Discovery Bay Dragon Boating Races with two teams, one youth team made up of DC students and one adult team made up of parents and staff. This is a great event for students to get involved in. And as a Dragon Boat Leader you won’t just be paddling – your task will include the poster and shirt design, team recruitment, marketing campaigns, race-day budget, sponsor sign-up and the preparation of the training schedules.

This activity will run from 1 February 2016 – 1 July 2016 and you will be supported by an external coach and, as this is a PTA-run event, the marketing co-ordinator of the DCPTA to help you make this event the most successful ever.

Be quick, there is only space for three students from either Y10, Y11 or Y12 to act as team leader.

Sign up here now! 

Hong Kong Terry Fox run

Posted by Peter MUIR


The third annual Hong Kong Terry Fox run will be held at RCHK on November 7th. The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. This event is volunteer-organized with no budget for expenses and 100% of all proceeds go to support cure-oriented, biomedical cancer research in Hong Kong.

The event is a 3 km, 5 km or 10 km non-competitive, family-oriented run or walk.

Click here for more details.

Cycle for Life Cambodia

Posted by Peter MUIR

Life Cycle Logo

Life Cycle Asia will be hosting an experience of a lifetime in Cambodia next February. The Cycle for Life is a 400km cycle journey that combines the best of personal challenge, charitable contribution and tourism with an authentic edge. This event provides you with a fantastic opportunity to:

  • soak in a stunning country at a enjoyable pace
  • experience a side of Cambodian life the average tourist would miss
  • visit inspiring initiatives to get a sense of “what’s working” in the fight against poverty and slavery
  • raise funds for four smart initiatives that are transforming the lives of Cambodians in vulnerable circumstances.

This event, held Friday 5th – Sunday 14th February 2016, is hosted by Life Cycle Asia Limited, a registered charity in Hong Kong, and 100% of funds raised will support the work Life Cycle does for people at risk of, or, being released from the grip of extreme poverty and modern day slavery in Asia.  And a great opportunity for Community Engagement!

More details can be found in this Cambodia Cycle for Life – Info Pack, or contact Steve Chitty from Life Cycle on

Run for Change WWF’s First-Ever Charity Run!

Posted by Peter MUIR

WWF run for change

Attention all athletes!  Run for Change, WWF-Hong Kong’s first-ever charity run, will be held on Saturday 28 March, 2015 on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Held at the same time as Earth Hour, Run for Change will promote a low-carbon lifestyle while raising funds for WWF’s conservation and education programmes.

Enrollment for Run for Change is now open! Participants will receive a gift pack with a commemorative event T-shirt, while all proceeds of the race will go towards WWF-Hong Kong’s conservation and education work. Click here to view more Run for Change details now!

Ball For All

Posted by Peter MUIR

Ball for All is a student-led, non-profit charity organisation based in Hong Kong that aims to make a positive impact on society—to give back to the community, support local charities, and provide opportunities to play for less privileged children. Initiated at West Island school, the students aim to reach their goals through their favourite sport: basketball.

Ball for All are organising an intensive 12-hour basketball tournament open to international secondary school students, with two age brackets (from ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18) on March 14 at Sun Yat Sen Sports Centre. All proceeds raised will be donated to their beneficiary, the Society of Relief for Disabled Children (SRDC).

Click here for more information about the event and how to register.

Run for Change

Posted by Peter MUIR

Run for Change – Witness Earth Hour’s “Lights-out” Moment

runforchangeRun For Change is WWF-Hong Kong’s FIRST CHARITY RUN. It will be held during Earth Hour, on the night of 28 March, along the jogging path of the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Participants will be able to witness the lights going out around Victoria Harbour before running under the stars next to Hong Kong’s darkened skyline. Participants will be divided into several groups according to their gender and age. They will all run a 6km route.

Date: 28.3.2014 (Sat)
Time: 8:30p.m. – Countdown to the “lights-out” moment
8:45p.m. – Race begins
Venue: West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
Race Category: Individual Race, Team Race (6 Runners), School Team Race (6 Runners), Corporate Race (3-4 runners)
Distance: 6km

Click here to sign up now. All proceeds of the race will go towards WWF-Hong Kong’s conservation and education work. Or click here to view more event details.

Sunrise to Sunset Relay

Posted by Peter MUIR

On that Saturday 7th February 2015, from Sunrise to Sunset, you could be, along with 6 to 24 of your closest friends and family, relishing the challenge of competing for your personal goals.

An un-timed and friendly event open to all, Sunrise to Sunset (S2S) allows participants to run when they wish and at whatever pace they wish. The idea is for runners in a team take it in turns to run as many laps as they can of a 0.8 km course before passing on the role to the next runner, and so on.

Not only can you reap the satisfaction of giving your body a good workout, sponsorship money generated from each team goes towards supporting the Pathfinders HK. These proceeds go towards protecting migrant mothers and children, educating them of their rights, and equipping them with educational and vocational training.

With Flow Yoga sessions and Discovery Bay’s premier DJs, “Psyke” to energise you in between laps, Sunset to Sunrise is definitely worth giving up a lazy Saturday.  Team registration is HKD 50 per runner going towards administration costs covering vests, water, race pack, and food. Click here for more information and to register.

Heroic Swim Around Lantau Island for Plastic Free Seas

Posted by Peter MUIR

Bruce Pye is embarking on a monumental task. This experienced marathon and triathlon sportsman has pledged to swim around the entire Lantau Island – a staggering 75km – in order to raise awareness of the environmental impact of plastic.

A gruelling swim over five consecutive days will see Bruce start his journey on Tai Pak beach in Discovery Bay on 29 October 2014 at 7.45am. He will cover approximately 15km each day. Following the completion of each leg, Bruce will participate in a beach cleanup alongside local schools, clubs, corporates and interested members of the public. The goals of this adventure are to: raise awareness of the issue of plastics in the South China Sea, undertake research looking at the plastic load in the South China Sea, and raise money for Plastic Free Sea’s Education and Research Sea Classroom which will be launched later this year.

The targeted beaches are: Luk Keng Bay (near Sunny Bay MTR), Tung Chung Bay, Fan Lau (south-western tip of Lantau Island) and Shui Hau Wan (near Tong Fuk). Bruce will repeat the process of swimming and doing beach cleanups until 2 November 2014, when a celebratory lunch will be held to present the ceremonial cheque for the funds raised so far from the event. All the proceeds will go to Plastic Free Seas, a charity dedicated to educating children on plastic marine pollution. Fundraising will continue until the end of November.

PFS Bruce swimWhen asked for his reaction to the highly positive feedback he has received from the public, an excited Bruce replied, “Plastic Free Seas is a wonderful organisation, teaching our children about an issue that has always been very close to my heart. I’ve always wanted to give back and this event is exactly that. We need to make sure that the world we leave behind for our children is in a better state than when we entered it.”

People who would like to sponsor Bruce on his amazing and challenging journey can visit to make a donation which will support Plastic Free Seaseducation programmes, specifically their education and research vessel.

Businesses interested in making a donation or sponsoring the event should contact for more information

About Bruce Pye

Bruce Pye, a long-term resident of Hong Kong, is currently a Captain with Cathay Pacific and is the Managing Director at Sports World, a store selling high-end sports apparel, gear and products to people with an active lifestyle. He is also a frequent competitor in marathons, triathlons and ironman races. A keen athlete, he likes to put his athletic skills to useful causes, the most recent being the Marathon Des Sables, a 251km footrace in the sweltering Saharan desert heat. It was an easy decision for him to choose to support Plastic Free Seas in his newest adventure.

About Plastic Free Seas

plasticfreeseaslogoPlastic Free Seas was registered as a charitable non-profit organisation in Hong Kong in 2013, and is dedicated to advocating change in the way people view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

Solution-based education has been Plastic Free Seas’ focus, and in the past year they have reached more than 5000 kindergarten to university students in over 40 schools with talks and programmes. The aim is that by understanding the issues related to plastic waste and pollution, people will choose to use less plastic and therefore less plastic will end up in the ocean, polluting the waters, affecting the fish and entering the food chain.

Plastic Free Seas also works with companies, community groups and the HKSAR Government on action campaigns and awareness events.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will enable the Plastic Free Seas Education and Research Sea Classroom to be operational in 2014.  A converted ex-fishing trawler will take secondary school students out onto the water to experience and participate in science-based learning programmes at sea.  This environmental Sea Classroom is the first of its kind in Hong Kong.