2015 Orbis Plane Pull for Sight

This past weekend, on Saturday, May 23rd, Dr. Jack Leong, Director of the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, led a team of more than 25 library staff, students, community partners and friends to participate in the 2015 Orbis Plane Pull for Sight.  The team members combined their strength to pull a Boeing 757 cargo plane in order to raise money for Orbis, an organization dedicated to restoring vision worldwide.

Participants arrived at 10:30 on a cool but sunny Saturday morning and were greeted by a loud and festive atmosphere.  Before the plane pulling began, everyone had the option to tour the interior of a cargo plane and visit booths promoting Orbis’ work and eye health in general.  When it was their turn to pull the plane, the team was able to get the plane moving and past the finish line in only 9.4 seconds.

We wish to thank everyone who came out to participate in the plane pull, as well as those who supported us with donations.  With your help, we raised $2 874, placing sixth out of 28 teams for our fundraising efforts.  Thank you!Team plane pull Group shot

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A Warm Hello from the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library

The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library has been named in honour of Richard Charles Lee, one of the foremost Hong Kong businessmen and philanthropists of his day. The facility features a unique research collection on Canada-Hong Kong studies, quiet study space, and seminar areas. It provides resources and space to accommodate the continuous growth of research interest in Hong Kong, and its relation to Canada and other regions in the world.

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