18 Oct 2012

Dinner meeting: Dr. York Chow Yat Ngor on Para Olympics in Asia

Our Birthday Boys today were PP Francesco and Rtn Charles, PP Paul led us singing the Birthday song to them, and President Michael presented bottles of red wine as Birthday gifts from the club.

Our speaker today was Dr. York Chow and his topic was “The Paralympics Movement and Paralympics Games; Challenge of human limits”.  Dr. Chow is the Former Secretary of the Food and Health Department and the President of Hong Kong Paralympics Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled.

The Hong Kong Paralympics Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD), previously named the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKSAP), was established in 1972 under Prof. Harry Fang and a group of rehabilitation enthusiasts. The Association plans, organizes, develops and promotes sports to the physically disabled.  Potential disabled athletes are then be identified, trained and selected to represent Hong Kong in overseas competitions.

HKPC&SAPD is the sole organization in Hong Kong recognized as National Paralympics Committee (NPC) by the International Paralympics Committee (IPC). They are authorized to select Hong Kong Team members to participate in the Paralympics Games, World & Regional Games and Championships, which are sanctioned by the IPC.

Dr. Chow also showed us a video about the HK athletes at the 2012 London Paralymics, and he said we got very good results in the games, especially in Table Tennis and Wheelchair Fencing.

Our Sergeant, PP George collected HK$1740 for raffle and fines.  Dr. Chow drew the raffle gift as a box of Chocolate and the winner was Rtn Manoj.