Staff Recreational Activities
Founded by DSD staff, the Staff Club organised a range of recreational activities on a voluntary basis, giving colleagues a chance to relax and get to know one another across divisions.
Hong Kong Marathon 2016
As usual, about 60 DSD staff members and their relatives signed up for the Hong Kong Marathon 2016, joined by consultants, contractors, and other working partners to form a 320-strong team. The high-spirited runners supported one another throughout the trek in a show of real teamwork.
Dragon Boat Race
Our dragon boat team enters tournaments every year, training hard well in advance to gain every possible advantage. Rowing boosts team spirit within the Department and is an excellent opportunity to train up oneself, both physically and mentally.
In addition to the Hong Kong Marathon and dragon boat races, our Staff Club also organised a wide range of popular sports competitions, catering to different tastes with tournaments for football, basketball, table-tennis, squash, snooker, golf, tennis, badminton, bowling, and darts.
Outdoor Activities and Interest Classes
We have also arranged various outings and interest classes, including hiking, tai chi lessons, gardening seminars, cycling eco-trip, and airgun taster days, so that our staff can make new friends and try out new hobbies.
DSD Staff Club Annual Dinner was held in May 2015, with nearly 300 colleagues and guests in attendance. On top of prize presentations for sports competitions and lucky draws, the Dinner also hosted quizzes and exciting group games to our collective and unbridled excitement.
Over 450 colleagues and guests joined DSD’s Christmas Party 2015, with hymns sung and video broadcast, followed by a chance to win prizes in a quiz on DSD’s history and our various projects.
Since June 2013, DSD has launched a Goodwill Visit Programme to strengthen communication and ties between senior management and frontline staff. Under this Programme, the Director, Deputy Director of Drainage Services, and other directorate officers visited frontline staff at their workplaces, with frank conversations on topics of mutual concern. In 2015-16, senior management made a total of 12 goodwill visits to communicate with frontline staff at 16 workplaces.