A race with a different focus …

Captain’s ball is one of the challenging games.

It was a special National Day celebration for 40 young Catholics on Aug 9 as they came together for the inauguration of the North District Games Day – where they held a form of the popular reality TV game show The Amazing Race coupled with various sports to give it a twist; such as captain’s ball and “running tic-tac-toe”. Two teams face off against each other in a race to see who can complete the tic-tac-toe sequence first.

Besides incorporating more physically demanding activities, there were many other events that challenged the participants as they visited locations such as Bishan Park and Thomson Plaza for the games that lasted from 8.45 am-1.30 pm. At specific stations, they were required to praise God via action songs and write down inspirational Christian messages on pieces of paper to be given to strangers. These messages would also have to include lyrics from National
Day songs.

The purpose of the games was to foster fellowship among the youth of the North District churches.

Joshua Loo, 16, from the Church of the Holy Spirit, said it was pleasant to meet new friends. The games were great in bonding everyone, especially since each team comprised of young people from different parishes, he said.

Cefannie Ramos, 19, from the Church of Christ the King, said the experience was refreshing and interesting as it created the platform for the youth to mingle with those from other parishes.

A pose for the album for the participants from the North District churches.

The bond was quickly formed as they had similar experiences to share and this reminded her of what it meant to be brothers and sisters in Christ, she added.

Daniel Gerard, 15, from the Church of St Anthony, said it was great laughing and chatting with other participants during the event.

The event was organised by the North District Youth Council, made up of representatives from the six parishes in the district: Church of Christ The King, Church of the Holy Spirit, Church of the Risen Christ, Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Church of St Anthony and Church of St Joseph (Bukit Timah).

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