170th Anniversary - Heritage Exhibition Opening Ceremony

  • 2023-04-08

The Foundation sponsored and organized the Opening Ceremony on the first day of the exhibition, inviting Mr. Sze Chun Fai, Jeff, JP, Under Secretary for Education, Archbishop the Most Revd Andrew Chan, and Bishop of Diocese of Hong Kong Island the Rt. Revd Matthias Der as guests of honor. Respected historian Prof. Joseph Ting Sun Pao, BBS, Prof. Cheung Yan Leung Stephen, President of the Education University of Hong Kong, Prof. Lau Chi-pang, Associate Vice President of Lingnan University, and many renowned alumni attended the ceremony to celebrate the special occasion and preview the multimedia exhibition.

The Capital and Endowment leveraged the Heritage Exhibition to launch a fundraising campaign for the renovation of the History Gallery at the New School Entrance and the Opening Ceremony, which raised over 1 million Hong Kong dollars. The proceeds fully covered the costs and benefited the School Enhancement Project. To express our appreciation to the sponsors, we organized an Appreciation Luncheon on the same date at the Chariot Club, inviting Prof. Joseph Ting Sun Pao, Prof. Lau Chi Pang, and Mr. Jasper Tsang Yuk Shing as guest speakers. They shared interesting stories about the history of our college, and our sponsors enjoyed the luncheon very much.

PR Support of the 170th Anniversary Heritage Exhibition
The Foundation engaged a PR consultant to execute the PR plan for the event, which included press releases before and after the event and newsletters to our constituents. The news provided a different angle and perspective on the exhibition and its exhibits, inviting our target audience to visit the exhibition. In addition, we invited our students to be interviewed for the HOY TV program to share their experience and learning from spending nearly 3 years creating the Future St. Pauls’ in Minecraft, which was exhibited in SPC's Heritage Trail during the exhibition.

After the event, we received a total of 47 media reports in major dailies, and two 30-minute programs were aired on HOY TV on April 6th and 7th, 2023, providing over HKD 4 million in media exposure.

If you missed the event or want to relive the excitement, please check out the link below to see some highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucgMyltYfFI