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Time running out for bun scrambling competition entrants

Time is running out for potential participants to submit entries for the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition in May.

Entries close on April 4 for the competition, to be held on May 5 at Pak Tai Temple Playground soccer pitch, Cheung Chau.

The Bun Scrambling Competition, revived last year after its suspension for 26 years, was well received by the public.

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the Bun Scrambling Competition is the finale of the “2006 Bun Carnival”running from April 22 to May 6.

The carnival is assisted by the Cheung Chau Wai Chiu County Association Limited, Cheung Chau Rural Committee, Islands District Office of the Home Affairs Department and Hong Kong Mountaineering Union, and sponsored by the Islands District Council and 3D-GOLD Jewellery.

Healthy and physically fit people aged 18 or above are welcome to join the competition.

If more than 96 people apply to take part in the training session, places will be allocated by ballot. Those applicants who live, work or study on Cheung Chau will be given priority in the ballot.

The 96 selected applicants must complete the safety training sessions provided by the Hong Kong Mountaineering Union on April 22 and 23 on bun tower climbing and accident prevention.

After completing the training sessions, they can participate in the selection of the 12 finalists on April 29.

The shortlisted finalists will then enter the final competition starting 11.30pm on May 5.

The competitor who gets the highest total score of buns from the specified area on the bun tower within the time limit will be the winner.

The prospectus and enrolment forms for the Bun Scrambling Competition are available at the 18 District Leisure Services Offices, and from co-organiser and assisting organisers. Interested parties may also visit the LCSD’s website at .

Completed enrolment forms should be returned or mailed to the Islands District Leisure Services Office of the LCSD, at Room 622, 6/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong on or before April 4. The forms can also be submitted by fax: 2854 3949.

Enquiries about the “Bun Carnival 2006” can be made at the Islands District Leisure Services Office on 2852 3220, or browse the LCSD’s website, for more information.

Ends/Friday, March 31, 2006

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