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February 2016
Alumni Present “We are BUddies” Alumni Show to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of HKBU
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Hong Kong Baptist University, over a hundred talented and renowned alumni and friends pooled their expertise for over a year to present “We are BUddies” Alumni Show, as a birthday gift to their alma mater. The Show was successfully held on Saturday, 30 January 2016, at Academic Community Hall, HKBU, attracting over 1,300 guests, alumni, staff and students to attend.

The Show was put on stage by over 100 alumni from 7 Faculties or Schools and 15 academic departments and across 6 generations. Presenting the stories of the five presidents of HKBU, the Show prompted collective reminiscing of the important milestones of HKBU through a wide array of performances such as drama, orchestra, dance, singing, recitation and magic show. Tokens of appreciation were also presented to the former presidents including the late Dr. Lam Chi-fung, Dr. Daniel Tse, Prof. Ng Ching-fai, Prof. Albert Chan and the current president, Prof. Roland Chin.

The Cocktail Reception of the Show was graced with the presence of Guest of Honour, Dr. Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health, HKSAR Government; Mr. Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of HKBU Council and Court and Chairman of HKBU 60th Anniversary Steering Committee; Mrs. Pamela Chan, Deputy Chairman and Mrs Doreen Chan, Treasurer of HKBU Council and Court; President Chin; Prof. Frank Fu, Associate Vice-President and Chairman of HKBU 60th Anniversary Co-ordinating Committee; and Alumnus Ronald Chiu, Chairman of HKBU 60th Anniversary Organising Committee on Alumni Events.

Chairman Cheng expressed his sincere gratitude to members of the HKBU 60th Anniversary Organising Committee on Alumni Events and alumni for contributing their talents and efforts to prepare such a remarkable extravaganza. He remarked that the Show confirmed once again the importance of alumni in the University community who demonstrate the fruition of the University’s values under the ethos of whole person education.

In his remarks, Dr. Ko noted that “We are BUddies” Alumni Show was webcast live globally, enabling alumni around the globe and members of the community to watch it at the same time. He believes that the Show will give a good account of the path HKBU has walked and showcase the excellence HKBU has achieved.

Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra and Yip’s Children’s Choir kicked off the Show by leading all the guests to sing the Anthem. The cast includes Mr. Lau Siu-ming acting as a long-serving care-taker, Alumni Simon Ngai, Leung Ka-kuen, Justin Chiu, Ip Ka-po and Lawrence Cheng as the five presidents and Alumna Lo Koon-lan as the wife of the late Dr. Lam Chi-fung. Veteran media practitioners including Alumni May Chan, Ivan Ho, Ronald Chiu, Kan Hok-hei and Hilda Ho brought audience back in time through their news reporting. The choral speaking team of The HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School recited the poem “School Eulogy” which told the difficulties that HKBU encountered on the path to growth. The audience was amazed by the astonishing magic show by Alumnus Bond Lee, the wonderful singing performance by Alumna Becky Lee and Student Angela Hui and the energetic dance performance by HKBU Dance Association and Dance Kingdom.

With guitar and drum accompaniment by The Hong Kong Fingerstyle Guitar Orchestra and Ban’s GIG Drums, Alumnus Albert Au performed a medley of classic songs and the HKBU 60th Anniversary theme song which he created with Alumnus Cheng Kwok-kong and Alumna Karen Wong. His performance marked the climax of the celebration. As the grand finale, the performing cast joined the University management in a toasting ceremony to celebrate the 60th birthday of HKBU and success of the Show.

Highlights of the Show will be broadcast at Harbour City, Roadshow, shopping malls of Sino Group and HKBU Campus TV.

Please click here for the 2-minute highlight and click here to view the programme. For details of the performing cast and crew, please click here to view the Show’s website.

Chairman Cheng, Dr. Ko and President Chin, officiate at the ceremony to wish the Alumni Show every success.
With the stories of the five presidents of HKBU, the Show reveals the important milestones in HKBU history through a wide array of performances.
(front, from left) Prof. Chan, Prof. Ng, Dr. Tse and President Chin (back, from left) Alumni Ip Ka-po, Justin Chiu, Simon Ngai , Leung Ka-kuen and Lawrence Cheng.
A grand finale with the performing cast, past and current presidents and senior management at the toasting ceremony
Founding President Dr. Lam Chi-fung (acted by Alumnus Simon Ngai) faces obstacles and challenges at the beginning stage of the College.
(Mr. Lau Siu-ming – Caretaker;
Alumnus Leung Ka-kuen – junior Daniel Tse)
Through the poem “School Eulogy”, former President Dr. Daniel Tse (acted by Alumnus Leung Ka-kuen) shares his feeling of leading the College on the path to growth during hard times.
(Alumna Rebecca Chan – Student)
This episode reveals HKBU’s achievement under the leadership of former President Prof. Ng Ching-fai (acted by Alumnus Justin Chiu) in introducing innovative and academic programmes.
(Alumnus Tsang Chi-ho – Student; Dr. Lobo Louie Hung-tak – Dr. Louie; Alumnus Lam Chiu-wing – Student; Alumnus Peter Kwan – Prof. Bian Zhao-xiang)
A conversation between former President Prof. Albert Chan (acted by Alumnus Ip Ka-Po) and students evoking recollections of the important milestones of HKBU.
(Alumna Carol Ko – Student; Alumna Rebecca Chan – Student; Alumna Snowy Choi – Student)
President Chin (acted by Alumnus Lawrence Cheng) encourages the HKBU community to go global as the University continues to scale new heights in higher education.
(Alumnus Tsang Chi-ho; Alumna Snowy Choi – Student; Alumna Carol Ko – Student; Alumnus Lam Chiu-wing – Student)
Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra and Yip’s Children’s Choir kick off the Show by leading all the guests to sing the Anthem.
Alumnus Albert Au performs the HKBU 60th Anniversary theme song, which marks the climax of the Show.
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