Dear Fellow Alumni,
Spring is not only a season of blooming flowers, but also a time for new beginnings and a time to recharge and restart.
The termination of the COVID-19 mask mandate on 1 March 2023 means an end to the social distancing measures. As such, the SPCC Alumni Association is pleased to gradually resume all its events and activities after three years of hiatus. Our first social event was the Spring Dinner on 10 March 2023, tickets to which were sold out within a week. Alumni from the span of over 40 years enjoyed a joyous evening catching up with each other over a sumptuous Chinese meal and drinks. The popular Annual Dinner, to be held in October 2023, is also under planning so please stay tuned. It will certainly be another evening of fun and merrymaking.
SPCC is a big family with a strong, extensive network of St. Paulians all over the world. In order to foster a closer fellowship with overseas alumni, we currently have overseas chapters in British Columbia, Ontario, New York and New South Wales, as well as Alumni Groups in London and Los Angeles. From our in-depth interview with the board members of the British Columbia Chapter in this issue, we have learnt of the many regular dinners, choir singing and social gatherings organised to promote fellowship and alumni networking in Vancouver. All alumni pursuing studies in, moving to or residing in the British Columbia area are encouraged to join the Chapter.
The Oxfam Trailwalker event returned to Hong Kong in February and an SPCCAA team was quickly formed. A big shout-out to our team members (Janet Lam, Alan Tang, Alex Ku and Matthew Lee) for finishing the 100km hike in good time despite a short period of training. Huge thanks to members of the support team who provided the runners with necessary replenishments and warm encouragement throughout the race.
I am also excited to share with you our inaugural SPCCAA Sailing Team, which sent two boats to participate in the YMC Alma Mater Race in December 2022. Regular sailing events will be organised, and all sea-loving alumni, regardless of your experience level, are welcome to join.
Lastly, the School Archives Committee of SPCC is calling for any SPCC memorabilia or stories during the time period before World War II (i.e. 1915 to the 1940s). If you or your family members could contribute in any way, please contact the Archives Committee or the SPCC Alumni Association.
Enjoy this season of new beginnings!
Winnie Leung 梁詠詩 (1985)
SPCC Alumni Association