BY RICHARD THIEN YUN LOON
Saturday Sept, 10/2016
SANDAKAN: Sandakan Municipal Council president Datuk James Wong has been invited to flag off the Malaysia Day 10 KM Run on Sep 16.
The invitation was extended to Datuk James during the courtesy call by Sandakan Yacht Club (SYC) commodore Richard Lim and other committees at his office in Wisma Perbandaran yesterday.
The flagging off will be held at 4pm near the entrance of Sandakan Yacht Club , Lim said after briefing Datuk James on the event.
Among those present were SYC Rear Commodore James Leong , SYC Honorary Secretary Fred Wong , SYC committee members Chin Nam Hong and Norman Sim who is also organizing chairman Norman Sim.
Lim said apart from commemorating the historic day, the run is a way to meet people that enjoy participating in the same activities and also a way to make new friends at the same time.
He also extended the invitation to participate in the event to Hash groups, running enthusiasts, organisations, youth bodies and other agencies.
We are targeting 500 runners for the event which has been included as one of the 2016 Sandakan Festival programmes, Lim said.
Those who are interested in taking part can contact the SYC office at 089 21 2518 during working hours for further enquiry, Lim said.