Samakkhee Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai wins two golds in Youth Summer Sports
Over 1000 young athletes vie for the gold medals
Youth Summer Sports organized by the Department of
Student Affairs of Rajabhat Institute, Chiang Mai has come to an end. The
Youth Summer Sports was aimed at encouraging students, especially under 17
years old, to spend leisure times with sports and exercise and more than
1,000 young sportsmen from various schools in Chiang Mai and neighboring
provinces participated in this program.
winning football team came from Samakkhee Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai.
Wannawadee presented the championship trophy to the winners, Samakkhee
Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai.
girls from Samakkhee Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai were winners of the girls
College was the big winner in the boys basketball competition.
On April 30, the finals of the football and basketball
competitions took place. The championship football team came from Samakkhee
Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai, with Payap Technology School in Chiang Mai
second and North World Association from Lamphun third.
The basketball had two competitions, both boys and girls,
and the winner in the boys basketball was Monfort College. Rungsee Wittaya
finished second and Yupparaj Wittayalai School came third.
Samakkhee Wittayakhom from Chiang Rai went back home with
two awards, one for football and another from the girls basketball team.
Chiang Mai Kanawit was second and the third place went to Sacred Heart
All trophies and awards were conferred by the president of Rajabhat
Institute of Chiang Mai, Assoc. Prof. Wannawadee Malamphong. This year the
project was a success with many teams from other districts and provinces
Chiang Mai International School basketball enjoys successful season
It’s has been a successful year for the CMIS basketball
teams, and all teams should be allowed to sing the song: "We are the
champions". All teams worked very hard for almost 3 months, from the
beginning of January until the end of March.
They learned to improve their weaknesses in games during
the season, and finally, on March 8, the Boys C team won the C Team
tournament at Grace International School. Then, one week later (March 15),
both ‘Boys & Girls B’ teams won the B Team Tournament at CMIS.
The ‘B’ girls are to be especially applauded for
their sports-spirit, for actually all players on the team come from grade 7
and 8, which technically should make them a ‘C’ team.
On March 22, there was an ‘A Team’ Tournament at
Grace International School, and the ‘Boys A’ team brought back the 1st
place championship to CMIS while the ‘Girls A’ took 2nd place. Those
tournaments were for all international schools in Chiang Mai.
Before that, CMIS hosted a bigger tournament, at the Sea
Games Stadium February 21, 22, called the "Chiang Mai Invitational
Basketball Tournament". There were 18 teams participating in this
tournament, coming from International Schools in Bangkok, Rayong, and Chiang
Mai. For CMIS, both ‘A teams’ were sent to challenge in this tournament
and they did excellent. After two days of exhaustion, ‘Boys A’, under
the coaching of Mr. Lance Potter, were crowned champions, while ‘Girls A’,
under the coaching of Ms. Debbie Potter, improved over last year’s
performance and made it up into 4th place.
All this could only be achieved through the helping hands
of CMIS administrators, especially Ajarn Supaporn, for support in
everything, all coaches who spent their valuable time to coach, CMIS senior
and student council for enabling the teams to survive by selling snacks
during the tournaments, both at the Sea Games Stadium and at school. A huge
‘Thank you’ also to all the parents for their kindness whilst supporting
the sport teams in everything and all workers for helping at the set up for
the games. Without these people in the background, the successes would not
have been possible.
In the hot season now, CMIS is working on "Futsal" or
"Indoor Soccer", which is going pretty well. Hopefully we will
learn more about that soon.
2nd local Dream Fulfillment Program
Free swimming course drown-proofs 168 children
168 children from public welfare centers took
free-swimming courses May 5-9 at the 700 Years Main Stadium, participating
in the 2nd Dream Fulfillment Program presided over by deputy governor,
children warm up before taking the swimming course.
do warm up exercises before jumping into the pool.
The 700 Years Sport Complex provided lunch for the youths
every day and allowed its swimming trainers to teach the children basic
swimming to give them physical, mental, and social development.
The 168 children, aged between 6-15, came from the Baan
Wiang Ping Home for Children, Chiang Mai Home for Boys, Kua Daroon
Foundation and Eua Aree Foundation.
The little participants began their course by warming up before they were
divided into groups and hopefully were made drown-proof through the basic
Do you like to cheer?
Are you a natural leader?
Do we have a contest for you!
Mag Media (Chiang Mai) Co. Ltd., in cooperation with the
Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) have arranged the Northern
Cheerleader contest to find our champion to compete with cheerleaders from
other regions this coming June, the company’s general manager Adisorn
The local contest will be held on June 21-22, at Central
Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai. This will also be the venue for the final round
of the contest on October 23.
The contest is divided into 2 levels; secondary and
higher education. Each regional winner will receive trophies donated by Her
Royal Highest Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the national winners will
receive trophies donated by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
Youths and students who are interested in the contest
should contact the Mag Media Company, tel. 053 202 192-3.
Chiang Mai Pool League
Results of the final week, 2 May 03:
December Bar 7-2 Home To Roost
Hiss & Slither 6-3 Rock Hard
Rock Harder 4-5 No Name Cafe
Blue Sky Garden 5-4 Out Back
Flamingo 8-1 Viking Bar
The present season has now ended with Hiss & Slither
as the winners, Blue Sky as runner up and Rock Harder with the wooden spoon.
The end of season prize giving took place at the Hiss & Slither Bar on 9
May. The new season will commence 6 June. Entry fee remains at 400 baht to
be paid to John at True Blue / Out Back no later than 24 May 03.
CMSH3 Check back 564
Hares: Superman and Head Hacker. Around 40 Chiang Mai
Saturday Hashers and visitors plus 4 members of the new Chiang Mai Crippled
Hash (Pamela, Quazzimoto, Dyke Converter & Superman [no retired] and
Super Slug Kiwi B gathered at the Warntan Resort for the AGM Run set by
Superman and Head Hacker. The runners set off at a leisurely pace with
Wombat out front and Dyke Converter, a.k.a. "Gout Boy",
Misfortune, Unplugged, Miss Piggy, Dead W, Tuff S and Geisha G bringing up
the rear. Dykie wobbled around 100 meters and tried to turn back but was
forced to go on by Miss Piggy who told him if he went back all the (women)
would turn back as well. For all the good that did as Misfortune stayed put
picking cashews by from where Dykie wanted to turn back.
On the pack went to the first check with Square Rooter,
Red Carpet and Spillage breathing down Wombat’s neck. The ON-ON was found
and the pack was off with RD running valiantly to keep up. In the twists
& turns that followed, HP became the FRB and was first into
"B" stop. This was disputed by Sunspot when he was the first into
"A" when he said he got to "B" before the beer truck so
he didn’t know he was supposed to stop.
Out of "B", RO joined the FRBs and was running
hard. However, the trail soon turned into a long hill and the natural order
of things returned with HP falling back and Wombat surging forward.
Meanwhile, back at "A", Sunspot, as mentioned earlier, sauntered
on in, followed soon after by the Master. Wombat arrived at the front of the
pack soon after and was soon followed by Square Rooter, Spillage and the
rest of the Hash.
(write up by Pamela)
Part I - The former ON-Sec (who was still the ON-Sec at
the time) was supposed to have sent me the write for the pre-dinner part of
the circle. He did have writing equipment but this is what I got. That’s
Part II - The circle reconvened with new GM Wombat in
charge - if the unruly mob milling around the ground can be considered a
sign of being in charge. Particularly HP who had been flapping his gums for
a considerable length of time and found there was no porridge left when he
got around to eating was grumbling and trying to find meat to eat.
Thereupon, Wombat got the hares, Superman and Head Hacker
(who was also meatless but couldn’t complain) onto the ice for arranging a
cheap ON-ON. They were made to sit there while Dyke Converter gave an extra
slow re-mix version of BBJ. It was then raffle time and Dyke Converter’s
number was up and he chose to go Yangoon. The second number was drawn for a
T-shirt and the winner was F&T. The GM splashed the wieners and promptly
called in Tuff S for running a rigged lottery. She was given a splash for
not only rigging the drawing but rigging it with Dyke Converter as the
The new ON-Sec Pamela was then called in and given a
splash for not bringing writing equipment to take notes and relying on his
memory for what happened in the circle. There were more splashes given, but
damned if I’m going to write anymore.
Nan going ahead with
World Boxing Championship
and Youth Games
Senator Santipap Intrapat, president of the Thailand
Amateur Boxing Association under the King’s Patronage, has said the World
Boxing Association (WBA) and PABA World Boxing Championship will take place
on June 26 at Nan City Gate.
Den Kao San and Sathaporn Boonmalert, the defending
champion, will be fighting on that evening. TV Channel 7 will also have a
live TV broadcast of the events. The income raised from this world boxing
championship will be used to support the upcoming Youth Games.
Senator Santipap, who is also the senator representing
Nan Province, said that Nan Provincial Sports Association is preparing to
host the 20th National Youth Games, Region 5, to be held October 18-27 this
The association is looking for a name for the games and a
mascot design. Nan Provincial Sports Association are looking for entries,
which have to be in by May 31 this year.
The winner will receive 5,000 baht, the 1st runner-up B.
3,000 and the 2nd runner-up B. 2,000, plus certificates from Suwat
Choksuwattanasakul, Nan governor, and Santipap Intrapop, Nan senator. For
more information call 054 774 476.
Chiang Mai HHH
Corner - “On On!”
CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked
up from the "ONON" pub (Moon Mueng Soi 1) at 16.00 once every 2
weeks. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the
H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged
from Fish and Chips shop as well.
CUMH3 is a male hash which runs from the "ONON"
Pub every consecutive (from CH3) Tuesday. Pick up is at 16.00.
BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month
on the last Sunday of the month.
All information either from Fish and Chips, H3 or "ONON"
Pub. Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american. com/hhh/
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!
Fitness Tips: The top ten healthiest foods
Off in another direction this week with a bit of healthy
eating facts and a few qualifying tips. So let’s take a look at how to
maximise your nutrition and minimise your waistline. Next week we can look
at the pitfalls of the flip side of the coin.
After all, in a day where protein bars, energy gels and
supplement meal replacements have become mainstream, it’s easy to forget
about the importance of good old-fashioned wholesome food and making sure we’re
getting the right amounts and types of it! Keep in mind that ‘good old
fashioned food’ does not include processed and fried foods, as these are a
result of the industrial revolution and our eating adaptations to the
resultant lifestyle changes - fast food dependence. Sorry campers, it’s
nearly impossible to get a nutritional balance at a drive through.
The following is a list of basic foods that are loaded
with nutritional ammunition. Choosing more of these foods will help to
ensure that you are getting your nutrient quota for the day.
Maximise your nutrition and minimise your waistline with:
Broccoli - lots of vitamin C, *carotenoids,
and folic acid.
Beans - inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein,
iron, folic acid, and fiber. Choose garbanzo, pinto, black, navy, kidney or
lentils. Eat them as a side dish or snack, in a tortilla with salsa, or in a
Cantaloupe - a quarter of this delicious melon
supplies almost as much vitamin A and C as most people need in an entire
Fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1% but not 2%) milk -
excellent source of calcium, vitamins and protein with little or no
artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. (Soymilk can have just as
many nutrients - if the manufacturer adds them in).
Kellogg’s brand All Bran Original or Post brand 100%
Bran - a half-cup serving of these cereals provides about one-third of
the fiber you need for an entire day - to reduce the risk of constipation,
diverticulosis, and heart disease.
Oranges - great tasting and rich in vitamin C, folic
acid, and fiber.
Salmon - The omega-3 fats in fish, especially fatty
fresh fish like salmon, swordfish, and rainbow trout, can help reduce the
risk of sudden-death heart attacks.
Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens - loaded with vitamin
C, carotenoids, fiber and calcium that your body can actually absorb.
Sweet Potatoes - a nutritional superstar - one of the
best vegetables you can eat. They’re loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C,
potassium, and fiber. Mix in unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for
extra moisture and sweetness.
100% Whole-Grain Bread - It’s higher in fiber and
about a dozen vitamins and minerals than enriched while bread or
"wheat" bread. Look for whole-grain crackers that have the word
"whole" in the first ingredient on the nutrition label.
*Carotenoids (kah-ROT-eh-noyds): pigments commonly found
in plants and animals, some of which have provitamin A activity. Carotenoids
are among the best-known phytochemicals. Phytochemicals - (FIE-toe-KEM-ih-cals)
are non-nutrient compounds found in plant-derived foods that have biological
activity, specifically health benefits, in the body.
(Source: Understanding Nutrition 8th ed. by: Eleanor
Whitney and Sharon Rolfes. West/Wadsworth, 1999.)
Next week "On the flip side..."