GEG Holds Blessing Ceremony for Dragon Boat Teams in Welcoming the Macau International Dragon Boat Races

June 3, 2012 – In support of the annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) will enter 7 of its dragon boat teams into this traditional festive activity in mid-June. Last Saturday, over 80 GEG team members gathered at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre for a blessing ceremony to send out best wishes to the athletes in the competition.

In the launching ritual, the athletic team members from GEG’s Dragon Boat Team, together with their supportive colleagues, held a blessing ceremony for the men’s dragon boat teams, including “Galaxy Glamour”, “Galaxy Universe”, “Galaxy Stars” and the new team “Galaxy Pioneer” and the women’s dragon boat teams, “Galaxy Phoenix”, “Galaxy Pearl” and “Galaxy Elegance”. Senior executives such as Mr. Michael Mecca, President and Chief Operating Officer of GEG, and Ms. Eileen Lui, Director of Human Resources & Administration of GEG, also led the traditional blessings of the dragon boats with the eye-dotting and pig-cutting ceremony, followed by red packets distribution to the cheering team members that prompted a general air of festive joy by the lakeside.

Captain of GEG’s Dragon Boat Team Tyson Hoi, who has joined the team for about 8 years, said, “GEG’s Dragon Boat Team has achieved great results in the Race since the team was formed in 2005. This is a tribute to all the team athletes who truly have a strong passion and will in this sport. They dedicated their spare time to many practice sessions and have also undergone a long period of intensive trainings which have helped them develop solid team bonding between one another”. He is also deeply appreciative of the company’s full support to the dragon boat team and hopes that the team athletes can continue to come together with a unified team spirit to strive for greater achievements. The 7 dragon boats then set off to the lake to continue on their practice sessions.

It is GEG’s Dragon Boat Team’s 7th year to participate in the Macau International Dragon Boat Races. Last year, the team brought home 9 awards, including the champion title won by “Galaxy Stars” in “Macau International Invitational Standard Dragon Boat Races – 500M Open – Category B Final” while “Galaxy Phoenix” and “Galaxy Elegance” achieved astounding results by winning the titles of first runner-up and second runner-up in the “Macau Small Dragon Boat Women’s 250m Race”.