'Build a Better Community' gala to be held this Saturday
To further promote the benefits brought by the improved district governance system and the reformed District Councils, as well as the importance of active participation in the District Council Election for building a better community, the Government will organize a large-scale outdoor concert, "Build a Better Community" gala, at Wonderland of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) between 7 pm and 10 pm this Saturday (Dec. 9).
The gala will be broadcast live jointly by Television Broadcasts Limited, ViuTV, HOY TV, Phoenix Satellite Television, Radio Television Hong Kong, Metro Broadcast and Commercial Radio (in no particular order).
At the same time, satellite sites will be set up at HarbourChill, Wan Chai Harbourfront, and the Amphitheatre at Sha Tin Park. In addition to telecasting the program from the gala in West Kowloon, there will also be live performances and game booths for public enjoyment.
Starting from 1 pm tomorrow (Dec. 6), the Home Affairs Department will distribute to members of the public a total of about 4,000 free tickets at 20 Home Affairs Enquiry Centres (see Annex) for the gala in West Kowloon.
Members of the public may also obtain tickets for the satellite sites in the specific districts respectively at the Wan Chai Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (G/F, 2 O'Brien Road, Wan Chai) and the Sha Tin Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (G/F, Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin). About 300 tickets are available for each satellite site for public collection.
Tickets are free. Each person may obtain a maximum of two tickets for each venue while stocks last. There will be no assigned seating, while seats are available first-come, first-served.In addition, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will also present the "Winter Harbourfront Pyrotechnics" at 8 pm on Dec. 9 at the waters off the harbourside of WKCD Art Park. At 9 pm, a drone show comprising over 1,200 drones will also be staged at the waters southeast of the M+ museum of the WKCD. Members of the public may view these two performances along the promenade of the WKCD Art Park. These performances will also be broadcast live at the West Kowloon gala and the two satellite sites.
A Government spokesman said, "The District Council Election on December 10 is the first large-scale territory-wide election being held after improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils. It is of utmost significance to the well-being of every citizen, the harmony and stability of the community as well as the good governance of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In pursuit of building a better community and a better Hong Kong together, the Government again appeals to members of the public to proactively participate in the election by casting their vote on the polling day for their preferred candidate to serve the community and the public."