(Macao, May 28, 2013) - Sands China Ltd. will once again be participating in the annual International Dragon Boat Races held at the Nam Wan Lake Nautical Centre. Antonio Ramirez, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Venetian Macau Limited; Amy Lee, Vice President of Human Resources, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, Sands® Macao and The Plaza™ Macao; and Geoff Hill, Director of Security, Sands® Cotai Central, led a group of the company's team members in a worship ceremony Tuesday at Nam Wan Lake, ahead of the June races.
As part of the ritual, the three company executives dotted the dragon's eyes with red paint - a symbolic gesture to bring the dragon to life. Members of the three teams taking part in the races this year were each presented with a red envelope - an auspicious gesture intended to garner more blessings for the races.
"Dragon boat racing is great for team building," said Mr. Ramirez. "It's excellent for enhancing teamwork performance, teaches valuable skills, and it's great exercise; it's also a very popular local activity, and Sands China is excited to support and participate again this year. Taking part in this annual tradition celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival is an important way for our company to engage with the local community. Best of luck to the Sands China team."
Three teams are representing Sands China at the 2013 Dragon Boat Races, with a total of 36 participants: two men's teams competing in the 250-metre Small Dragon Boat Race Open Category June 8, and one men's team in the 500-metre Standard Dragon Boat Race Open Category June 9.
At the 2012 Macau International Dragon Boat Races, Sands China took fifth place for Small Dragon Boat in the 250-metre Open Category, fifth place for Standard Boat in the 500-metre Open Category, and was crowned champion in Division B of the International Invitational Standard Dragon Boat Races in the 500-metre Open Category.
June 8 and 9 are reserved for local competitions, with small boats carrying 12 people to compete in different categories June 8, and standard boats holding 22 people competing June 9. June 12 will see only standard boats compete in the international races, with the top six teams from the June 9 local races able to participate.
Photo caption: Antonio Ramirez, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Venetian Macau Limited, dots the dragon's eyes during a ceremony held at Nam Van Lake Tuesday. Three men's teams will be representing Sands China at the 2013 Macau International Dragon Boat Races, which begin June 8.
Photo caption: Antonio Ramirez, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Venetian Macau Limited; Amy Lee, Vice President of Human Resources, The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Sands Macao and The Plaza Macao; and Geoff Hill, Director of Security, Sands Cotai Central, join dragon boat team members in a worship ceremony at Nam Van Lake Tuesday. Three men's teams will represent Sands China in the 2013 Macau International Dragon Boat Races, which begin June 8.
Photo caption: A Sands China dragon boat team practices Tuesday at Nam Van Lake. Three men's teams will represent Sands China in the 2013 Macau International Dragon Boat Races, which begin June 8.
AboutSands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip Resorts is comprised of The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the CotaiArena™ and the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia's premier entertainment and business destination.