Donation from University Baptist Church supports services at HKBU Recreation Centre
04 Oct 2019
HKBU has received a generous donation of HK$1 million from University Baptist Church (the Church) in support of the launch of services at the Recreation Centre, which is operated by the Chaplain’s Office. The services on offer include a number of special activities and access to board games, magazines and musical instruments.
A cheque presentation was held at the opening ceremony of the Recreation Centre on 26 September 2019, when the Centre’s plaque was also unveiled. The ceremony was attended by Mr Michael Leung, Chairman of the Deacon Board of the Church; Dr Alex Yu, Vice Chairman of the Deacon Board cum Chairman of the Personnel Department of the Deacon Board of the Church; Rev William Wong, Pastor-in-Charge of the Church; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Professor Ricky Wong, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) cum Academic Registrar of HKBU; and Rev Tse Hung, Chaplain of HKBU.
At the ceremony, President Chin announced the resumption of services at the Recreation Centre, which was closed due to renovation works on the Christian Education Centre in 2013. He believes that the Recreation Centre will be a hub for students of different nationalities, with the facilities enabling them to build relationships among themselves and with God. Mr Michael Leung said that the Church wholeheartedly supports HKBU’s mission of a Whole Person Education.
The Recreation Centre is located in Room 606 on the sixth floor of the Oen Hall Building (East Wing). Students and staff can use the recreational facilities at the Centre.