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Upcoming Events

Here are a list of events that foreign communities, business associations and companies will organize in HCM City and nearby cities and provinces in the coming time
Saturday

Saturday, April 15 in HCM City

12 Noon Shotgun & Stroke Play Start at VGCC

8TH ANNUAL NORFOLK INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2006

- Venue: West Course (18 holes), Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Lam Vien Thu Duc, Long Thanh My Ward, District 9, HCM City

- Organized by: Norfolk Group

Hole-in-One Prize: 1 brand-new Mercedes-Benz C280 Avantgarde sponsored by Kinh Do Food Corp.

Historical Note: It's possible! In 2000 Mrs. Park from Korea won the �Hole-in-One� prize at Hole 12, scooping a US$60,000 BMW 323i at that year's Norfolk Golf Invitational Tournament.

Limited paying slots available. 140 participants are expected.

Proceeds collected are donated to a selected charity � last year VND20,000,000 was collected a the "Charity Hole" to fund the building of a house for an 86-year-old needy man in Vinh Long Province.

15 prizes will be awarded, including Best Gross, Most Accurate and Nearest to Pin � plus trophies.

- Registration Fee includes the 6:30 p.m. post-tournament Awards Ceremony Dinner at Terrazzo Restaurant in Norfolk Mansion, and a lucky draw entry.

- Information: Contact Ms Nguyen Thi Minh Huy, Tournament Coordinator, Norfolk Group, tel (84.8) 822 6111, ext. 118, e-mail: nmansion@hcm.vnn.vn,  website www.norfolkgroup.com.

 

Sunday, April 16 in HCM City

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE CARAVELLE

- Venue: Caravelle Hotel, 11 Cong truong Lam Son, District 1, HCM City

- Presented by: Port Orient Restaurant

"The Easter Bunny is finally here! It�s time to deck yourselves out in new spring suits and patent leather shoes. Baskets of eggs are waiting to be decorated. An event for family and friends to celebrate Easter Sunday."

- Menu for the Day:

Fresh live seafood (tiger prawns, blue river prawns, fresh mussels, fresh oysters)

Authentic anti-pasto station with imported Italian Parma Ham, Italian Salamis and French style Terrines

Selection of special Easter carveries with New Zealand lamb, Australian prime rib, Norwegian salmon in dill salt crust and, of course, Easter turkey.

Homemade chocolate Easter eggs, Hot Cross Buns, and free flow of martinis, house cocktails, house spirits, house wines, beers, soft drinks, and specialty coffees.

The resident band will play live Latino music!

- Cost: Adults, US$25++ each; Children, US$12.50++ each.

- Reservations and information: Contact Ms. Pham Y Nhi, Marketing Communications Department, Caravelle Hotel, tel (84.8) 823 4999, fax (84.8) 825 6956, e-mail mcexe@caravellehotel.vnn.vn.

Hot Cross Buns: Hot cross buns! Hot Cross buns! One a penny two a penny - hot cross buns!  For the full lyrics and some background go to: www.famousquotes.me.uk/nursery_rhymes/hot_cross_buns.htm.

 

Tuesday, April 18 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BBGV NETWORKING & DRINKS NIGHT

- Venue: Qing Wine Bar, 31 Dong Du, Q. 1, HCMC

- Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

Special! 100 free beers (first come, first served!) courtesy of TRG International!

Relax after work with a cold Foster's beer or fine wine at BBGV's regular and informal evening of friendly chat. Discounted beer (Foster's, VND15,000 each; other selected beers, VND20,000 each), and complimentary canapes! Everyone is welcome to attend!

- Cost: Free entry! No ticket required!

- Information: Contact BBGV, tel (84.8) 829 8430, e-mail: bbgv.hcmc@hcm.fpt.vn.

 

Friday, April 21 in HCM City

9:30 p.m. till late

MEKONG DELTA BAND'S FAREWELL PERFORMANCE

- Venue: Arena Sports & Fun Club, 102 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, HCM City

- Information: Contact the Arena, tel (84.8) 822 2731.

 

Saturday, April 22 in HCM City

7:30 p.m. to midnight

DBAV PRESENTS THE DUTCH QUEEN�S BALL 2006

- Venue: APSC Sports Club, Lotus Road, APSC ("BP") Compound, 36 Thao Dien Street, An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City

- Organized by: Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV)

Tulip power! One of the most enjoyable annual HCM City events returns! Let the Heineken and the geneevers flow! Now an annual HCM City party tradition, "The purpose of the Queen�s Ball is two-fold." It celebrates the flourishing relationship between Holland and Vietnam. It also commemorates the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. Live music by the �Bad Neighbor� band.

Dress Code: In orange, of course!

- Cost: DBAV Members, VND150,000; Non-Members, VND250,000 includes food, beverage and entertainment.

- Tickets: Available in advance beginning Tuesday, April 11 at the Consulate General of the Netherlands, 9th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1 (9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday to Friday).

- Information: Contact Gerrion van Helvoort, mobile 0908592337, e-mail gerrion@dbav.org.

 

Tuesday, April 25 in HCM City

7 a.m.

ANZAC Day Service

- Venue: Norfolk Mansion, 17-19-21 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCM City

Hosted jointly by the Australian and New Zealand Consulates General.

Citizens of these two countries are invited to attend.

Attendees are required to produce their passport or other acceptable ID with a photograph on the day.

- Pre-registration is required between April 15 and 20.

Australian citizens please pre-register via e-mail to graham.pearce@dfat.gov,au.

New Zealand citizens please pre-register via e-mail to Peter.Healy@nzte.govt.nz.

 

Wednesday, April 26 in HCM City

7 p.m. till late

BBGV PRESENTS ST. GEORGE�S DAY DINNER

- Venue: Caravelle Hotel, 11 Cong truong Lam Son, District 11, HCM City

- Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

- Cost: US$47 Members and US$52 Non-Members

- Tickets and further information: Contact BBGV Office, G/F 25 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City, tel (84.8) 829 8430, e-mail: bbgv.hcmc@hcm.fpt.vn.

 

Saturday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 2 in Phan Thiet

9TH ANNUAL AMCHAM FAMILY WEEKEND & GOLF OUTING

- Venue: Ocean Dunes Golf Club & Resort and Novotel Ocean Dunes, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province

- Organized by: American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham)

- Information: AmCham office, Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; tel (84.8) 824 3562, fax (84.8) 824 3572, e-mail amcham@hcm.vnn.vn, website www.amchamvietnam.com.

 

Sunday, April 30 throughout Vietnam

REUNIFICATION DAY (a national holiday)

To be observed as a "day off" on Monday, May 1.

 

Monday, May 1 throughout Vietnam

International Labor Day (a national holiday)

To be observed as a "day off" on Tuesday, May 2.

 

Tuesday, May 2 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ENIGMA INTERNATIONAL DRINKS NIGHT

- Venue: eniGma Wine and Cocktail Bar, 20 Thi Sach Street, District 1, HCM City

It's back!  Every 1st Tuesday of each month, eniGma Wine and Cocktail Bar is again holding their very popular �International Business Group Drinks Night�. You can rub shoulders with all of your business buddies [and anyone else willing to rub shoulders with you!], with free snacks and Happy Hour prices provided by eniGma from 6 to 8 p.m. The wheeling and dealing and witty repartee is to be provided by you!

- Cost: No entry fee! Open to all!

- Information: Contact Tony Shadwell at eniGma Wine & Cocktail Bar, 20 Thi Sach Street, District 1, HCM City, tel (84.8) 824 4922, e-mail saigongg@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 6 in HCM City

6:30 p.m.

FINE ORIENTAL CARPET AUCTION

- Venue: Saigon Room, 17th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC) together with Eastern Carpets - Singapore

"75 of the finest Oriental carpets from regions rarely accessible today � on auction at low prices. Complimentary food and drinks for participants during the auction."

- Cost: Free entry.

- Advance registration and information: Contact Ms. Ngoc, Event Sales Coordinator, STCC, tel (84.8) 823 9888, ext. 18 or 22, e-mail fb@saigontcc.com, website www.saigontcc.com.

 

Saturday, May 13 in HCM City

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LITTLE LEAGUE CRICKET

- Venue: Saigon Town & Country Club (at the Country Club), 628A An Binh at Hanoi Highway (beside Parkland Apartments), An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City

- Organized by: Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC)

- Co-Hosted by: the Country Club Sports Field

"Top of the day! Is anyone up for a game of cricket? Little leaguers will learn the fundamentals of cricket from volunteer coaches � and also have friendly matches. It may be necessary to bring your own equipment but refreshments are provided. For children ages 7-15. Little League Cricket will continue on May 20, May 27 and June 3."

- Cost: STCC Members, US$15 each; Non-Members, US$30 each.

- Advance registration and information: Contact Mr. Dat, tel (84.8) 898 9788, e-mail Huynhtan.dat@saigontcc.com, website www.saigontcc.com.

 

Saturday, May 13 in HCM City

5 p.m. and onwards! (approximately 3.5 hours in duration)

4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF PUB CHALLENGE

- Venues: Many District 1 pubs!

This will again be a "golf-themed" pub crawl around HCM City�s District 1 bars. As with most golf events. Each team will be given a different starting time ("Tee Time") � please be at the starting point (bar) at least 15 minutes before your appointed Tee Time.

In the past three years many thousands of USD were raised for charity (including the Saigon Children's Charity Scholarship Program) and as many as 68 hardy participants wondered why they ever did it! (For the good cause, of course!)

- Cost: The per person "Green Fee" (payable in advance) will go to charity. Participants pay for their own drinks on the "course".

- Dress: Golf attire is required.

- Trophies: There will be awards for several categories, including best-dressed golfer.

- Advance registration is required.

- Information and registration: Contact Colin Johnston at e-mail colinbav@hcm.vnn.vn or mobile 0903911310.

Note: Information above is PROVISIONAL. Please contact Mr. Colin for more details.

 

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 in HCM City

Friday 7 p.m.   Saturday (2 shows) 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

CINDERELLA (FOR YOUNG AND OLD!)

- Venue: Saigon Room, 17th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City

- Presented by: Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC) together with Saigon Players

"A wonderful pantomime of this classic fairy tale by the best local repertoire performers in HCM City."

- Cost: Children, VND50,000 each; Adults, VND100,000 each. Tickets will be sold at the door.

- Advance registration and information: Contact Ms. Ngoc, Event Sales Coordinator, STCC, tel (84.8) 823 9888, ext. 18 or 22, e-mail fb@saigontcc.com, website /www.saigontcc.com.

 

Sunday, May 21 in HCM City

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

15 MAY SCHOOL�S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: �20 YEARS OF BREAKIN�S THE CYCLE�

- Venue: Caravelle Hotel, 19 Cong truong Lam Son, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: 15 May School

This year marks the 20th anniversary of District 1's 15 May School for disadvantaged street children. Everyone is invited to celebrate the development of the school. A variety of sponsors have already donated prizes for Raffle and Auction. (More sponsors are invited to participate! Please call!)

The School's children will be showing off their outstanding talents in dance and will help Linh Rateau teach guests' children how to dance like the 15 May School Dancers! Then the Hip-Hop Academy graduates will themselves perform. There'll also be other children's activities for the less energetic! And a circus class, painting and more!

All proceeds will go towards sustaining and improving services and training programs for disadvantaged children at 15 May School.

- Cost: Tickets will go on sale in mid-April. Includes an international buffet brunch too!

- Advance registration and information: Contact Jonny Platt at 15 May School, tel (84.8) 837 7591, e-mail info@15mayschool.org, website www.15mayschool/org.

 

Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 in HCM City

APEC TRADE MINISTERS MEETING

- Information: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) website for APEC 2006 activities in Vietnam: www.apec2006.vn

 

Friday, June 2 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

KPMG 1ST FRIDAY

Created, organized and presented by Events Co., Ltd.

- Venue: TBA, HCM City.

It's back! HCM City's well-known "themed and lighthearted" bi-monthly business networking event! A popular venue for business persons to meet and discuss deals while enjoying free food, drinks and entertainment!

- Cost and tickets: Entry by advance invitation only. No charge, but invitations must be obtained in advance from sponsors!

Note: Invitations are not transferable!

Note: Business dress code is enforced: no blue jeans, no shorts, etc.

- Information: Contact Events at tel (84.8) 827 9434, fax (84.8) 827 9435, website www.eventsvietnam.com.

 

Saturday, June 3 in HCM City

6:30 p.m.

2ND ANNUAL STCC ART AUCTION

- Venue: Saigon Room, 17th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC)

"30 pieces of exceptional, authentic, and original Vietnamese art at terrific prices!  Refreshments will be served."

- Cost: Free entry.

- Advance registration and information: Contact Ms. Ngoc, Event Sales Coordinator, STCC, tel (84.8) 823 9888, ext. 18 or 22, e-mail fb@saigontcc.com, website www.saigontcc.com.

 

Monday through Friday - June, July and August in HCM City

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STCC KIDS' SUMMER CAMP

- Venue: Saigon Town & Country Club (at the Country Club), 628A An Binh at Hanoi Highway (beside Parkland Apartments), An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City

- Organized by: Saigon Town & Country Club

- Co-Hosted by: The Country Club Sports Field

"Fun under the sun! Summer activities include football, basketball, tennis, and other various games, as well as language training and art classes, etc. Class times are TBA.  Classes are scheduled as half and full days and according to age groups."

- Cost: To be announced - please call for information. Non-STCC Membership participation is limited.

- Advance registration and information: Contact Mr. Dat, tel (84.8) 898 9788, e-mail Huynhdat@cc.com, website www.saigontcc.com.

 

Saturday, June 17 in HCM City

"2006 CANADA DAY CELEBRATION IN SAIGON"

- Venue: Saigon Town & Country Club (at the Country Club), 628A An Binh at Hanoi Highway (beside Parkland Apartments), An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City

- Organized by: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)

- Sponsorship and general information: CanCham, Room 305, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1; tel (84.8) 824 3754 or 822 8888, ext. 7305, fax (84.8) 824 3751, e-mail hcmc@canchamvietnam.org, website www.canchamvietnam.org

 

This information is provided by Graham Potter of Events Co., Ltd., website www.eventsvietnam.com, and Long Hai Security Services Co. Ltd., website www.securityvietnam.com.


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