Success, smiles and delight at the 7th FIS Gala Dinner
“The Artists” brought members of the French, International and local communities together to support the school. Take a look at the photos here.
After a welcome cocktail reception, those in attendance were captivated by live performances from students, staff, parents and professionals; from African drumming, rock and classical music to ballet, tango and opera, “The Artists” featured impressed all. Brothers Emeric and Fabien Payer delighted with their classical renditions on piano and violin while FIS parent and opera singer, Leonard Fung, moved guests with his passionate performance.
Students also delighted with a sneak preview of their upcoming Couture fashion show showcasing fabulous pieces of wearable art designed from recycled materials with “The Roaring Twenties” as inspiration.
Throughout the evening, silent auction bids were received through a personalised bidding system on a wide array of products ranging from luxury handbags, jewellery and artwork to dining experiences, fine wine and cosmetics.
New for this year, and testament to the green ethos of the French International School, was the opportunity to “Help the Bougainvillea grow at TKO”.
“One target close to my heart is to have the greenest school possible” explained Yves Bernard, President of the Board of FIS.
This project will see the planting of a green wall at the school’s new Tseung Kwan O campus to enhance the environment and help the students grow green fingers.
Later in the evening, a live auction of 7 exclusive lots conducted by Graeme Thompson of Bonhams Asia, saw animated bidding in particular for a final opportunity to enjoy dinner with the French Consul at his Residence before his departure from Hong Kong later this year.
A huge thank you to all sponsors whose generosity made the evening possible; once again FIS Gala Dinner was a memorable evening celebrated for a good cause.