Galaxy Entertainment Group Hosted Launching Ceremony for its Dragon Boat Team

May 27, 2013 - The annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races will be held at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre next month. This year, Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) will send 6 of its top teams to participate in this traditional festive activity and strive towards another year of victory. Over 80 GEG team members gathered at the racing venue last Thursday for a blessing ceremony to bring best wishes to the athletes in the competition.

The ceremony was held to bestow good fortune to the 6 dragon boats including the men’s teams “Galaxy Glamour”, “Galaxy Universe”, “Galaxy Stars” and the women’s teams, “Galaxy Phoenix”, “Galaxy Pearl” and “Galaxy Elegance”. Among the attendees were the GEG executive members including Ms. Eileen Lui, Director of Human Resources & Administration of GEG, Mr. Gabriel Hunterton, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Macau™, and Mr. Charles So, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of StarWorld Hotel, who led the team members through some traditional rituals such as dotting the eyes of the dragon boat and cutting the suckling pig. The attended team members also received red packets as an auspicious beginning for their upcoming competitions.

Delighted to see the GEG’s Dragon Boat Team achieved significant progress over the years, Tyson Hoi, the team captain, was thankful for the continued support of the company. “GEG’s Dragon Boat Team has made many impressive accomplishments since it was formed in 2005. The team set a new record last year by winning 11 awards. This is very encouraging and I hope that the GEG athletes will continue their strong passion in this sport to achieve a greater result this year.” The ceremony ended with banging cymbals and drums, and the 6 dragon boats then set off to continue their practice sessions.

Entering its 8th year of participation in the Dragon Boat Races, the GEG dragon boat team is aiming for a stronger performance and greater result this year. The team has already set an unprecedented record last year with 11 awards. Among which were “Galaxy Pioneer” who claimed third place at its debut competition while the two women’s teams “Galaxy Phoenix” and “Galaxy Pearl” also delivered strong performance to claim championships at the Women’s Small Dragon Boat 250M and Women’s 500M Standard Dragon Boat Race respectively.