Bulletin Spring‧Summer 1980

Opening Ceremony of the Kowloon Central Lions Pavilion The Opening Ceremony of the Kowloon Central Lions Pavilion was held on 6th June, 1980 at which Mr. Wilfred Sien-bing Wong, C.B.E., J.P ., a Council member of the University, officiated. Amon g the guests attending the Ceremony were Mr. Herbert Liang, District Governor of Lions International District 303; Mr. Lo Yuk Ting, President of Lions Club of Kowloon Central; Mr. Chung Yee Sang, Chairman of the Committee on the Construction of the Kowloon Central Lions Pavilion; Mr. Richard Ko, Immediate Past President of Lions Club of Kowloon Central; Mr. Peter C. W. Yiu, Incoming President of the Club. The Chinese-style Pavilion, a gift from the Lions Club of Kowloon Central, is situated at the Lily Pond of Chung Chi College. Address by Mr. Wilfred Sien-bing Wong Chairman Lo, Dr. Ma, Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel greatly honoured to be invited to this Ceremony and would like to say a few words on this occasion. 1 note with interest that 'pavilion' has been a favourite theme of many classical Chinese prose writers. Ou-yang Hsiu (AD1007-1072) in ‘The Old Drunkard's Pavilion' had written the best-known and often-quoted line,‘Old Drunkard's heart is not set on the wine, but lies somewhere betwixt the mountains and the rivers'. It seems that literati are very fond of associating pavilions with hills and waters. The Lions Pavilion, at which we are now gathered, allows us to drink in the beauty of both M a On Shan and Tolo Harbour, with the rising sun and ebbing tide to boots. Although in the past seventeen years, a manificent campus has emerged with high-rise modern buildings erected and flowers and trees planted everywhere, w e still feel that the addition of something characteristic of the traditional Chinese style would enhance the beauty of the place. This newly- built pavilion, with its red columns and green tiles and standing upright by the lily pond, graceful and poised, not only harmonizes with the surrounding buildings and natural setting, but also adds a charming sport to the campus of The Chinese University, famous for its scenic beauty. The Lions Club of Kowloon Central spares n o efforts in rendering services to the society. We, at The Chinese University, are very much indebted to them for their kind donation of this Lions Pavilion, which offers a delightful place of rest and recreation for members of the University and of the general public coming here for visits. On behalf of The Chinese University, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the philanthropists of the Lions Club of Kowloon Central, especially to Mr. Astor Chang, ex-chairman of the Club, for his painstaking efforts in carrying out the project through to the end. 17