If felines are your favourite pet, you had to love the Spring Championship International Cat Fanciers Association Show on February 14 and 15 at the Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. This show is one of the largest in Asia, drawing more than 440 pure-bred cats from Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand to be judged.
Such an operation needs lots of volunteer work-hours to make it successful. That's why HKSYCIA Wong Tai Shan Memorial College had more than 80 students in Forms Three to Five there to help as volunteers. The students did a range of jobs such as wiping down cages between judging, packing the competitors' goodie bags and organising the prize-winning ribbons. One student even made the announcements in both Cantonese and English, to help the Japanese judge.
The students had to speak to the international judges in English. Overall, it was an interesting experience for the students who gained valuable OLE hours and who used their English while providing a valuable service for the cat show, which brings credit to Hong Kong.