Toast of the Town

The new edi­tion of the Ivy Ball com­mem­o­rates the 20th an­niver­sary of Hong Kong’s han­dover

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Glitz, glam­our and a mul­ti­tude of the city’s key so­ci­ety fig­ures will light up the Hong Kong Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Wan Chai on June 17 for the an­nual Ivy Ball. Or­gan­ised by the Hong Kong alumni clubs of some of the world’s most pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties—brown, Columbia, Cor­nell, Dart­mouth, Har­vard, the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, Prince­ton, Yale and Mit—this year’s gala is ti­tled “Hong Kong, Hong Kong” and will com­mem­o­rate the 20th an­niver­sary of Hong Kong’s his­toric han­dover to Main­land China. “As in each of the pre­vi­ous edi­tions, it shall be an evening of fun, fond mem­o­ries, new friends and even a bit of friendly com­pe­ti­tion,” says Vin­cent Ma, co-chair­man of the ball. Some 600 grad­u­ates (and their plus-ones) from lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties, a huge party and the mark­ing of a his­toric mile­stone sound like the in­gre­di­ents of an epic bash to us.

A NIGHT AMONG THE STARS The Ivy Ball tra­di­tion was launched in 1989. Last year’s event was ti­tled “The Ivy Galaxy”

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