CMIS Founders’ Day Games
“Let the games begin... and may the best team win!”
Chiang Mai International School celebrated its Founders’
Day on Thursday September 18 with a daylong series of events in honor of the
men and women who, over the past fifty years, have helped to make the school
what it is today.
Students on the Red Team representing long-time CMIS Director Kamol
Boonprohm cheer on their teammates.
High School and Elementary students competed in the
first-ever Founders’ Day Games held in the Prince Royal’s College
gymnasium, directly beside the CMIS campus. Four teams representing
significant figures from the school’s past (Drs. McKean and McGilvary,
former Principal Edith McCarty and long-time CMIS Director Kamol Boonprohm)
put their strength, stamina and school spirit to the test in a series of
races, games and cheering competitions.
White Team intimidates its competition with cheers and marching.
The High School Games opened with energized team cheering
and the waving of team banners, as competitors geared up for the challenges
ahead. Students from a High School PE Class demonstrated their gymnastic
abilities in a pre-Games exhibition that included leaps, somersaults through
hoops and the formation of a standing human pyramid.
Black Team representing former CMIS (CCC) Principal Edith McCarty gives the
tug-of-war 110 percent energy!
Scored events followed, including an obstacle course,
relays, capture the flag, and a fast-paced game of “beanbag” ultimate
Frisbee. Student enthusiasm was high and they showed incredible school
spirit and unity. Students wildly cheered on their teammates as they racked
up points together.
The final competition was an intense tug-of-war, where
each team gave 110 percent of their remaining energy in the hope of snagging
the final points needed to secure the overall victory.
Elementary students competed in their own set of Games in
the afternoon and their scores were added to the High School’s. Scores
were close, but at the end of the day the students from the Red Team (“Boonprohm”)
were declared the champions, followed by White (“McKean”), Purple (“McGilvary”)
and Black (“McCarty”).
The highly successful event was organized by CMIS PE
teachers Sallyanne Wichai and Alex Whitlock, Athletic Director Larry
Cutherell and Principal Russell Morton, with the help of countless other
staff members and volunteers.
9th Seacon Square National
Cheerleader Contest entries open
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn trophy and 1 million baht scholarship up for grabs
The entry list for the 9th Seacon Square National
Cheerleader Contest, in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism and Sports,
Thailand Cheerleading Association (TCA), and Seacon Development Co Ltd,
(Public) has opened. Youths from the country’s educational institutes are
invited to take part in the event.
year’s university level championship team from Bangkok University.
Jaran Poopat, the deputy-managing director of Seacon
Development Co. and the vice president of Thai Cheerleading Association (TCA)
said that the rewards will be to compete for the Princess’ trophy and for
a scholarship worth 1 million baht.
Each team should have 14-16 people and the competition is
in two classes - high school and university.
The first round will be from October 16-19, semi final
rounds on November 7-9, and the final on November 22 at the first floor of
Seacon Square Department store, with the live TV coverage by Channel 7.
To assist with the local groups, TCA held training
courses for the first time in the North at Chiang Mai’s 700-Year
anniversary sports complex, to teach cheerleader techniques and the correct
basics, and to build up a relationship between cheerleaders in each
Interested teams can receive more details at customer
service, Seacon Square Department Store 0-2721-8888 ext. 321, 327 or
www.seacon square.com or www. email@example.com
Chiang Mai Pool League
Maejo Walk-Run Charity Event next week
In 2003, H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vadhana will celebrate
her 80th birthday anniversary and to honor this special occasion, Maejo
University is organizing the “Maejo Walk-Run Charity Event in Celebration
of H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vadhana’s 80th Year Birthday Anniversary”.
This event is also aimed at raising funds to support the
two royal project initiatives, namely: the “Princess Mother’s 100 Years
Orchid Botanical Garden” and the “Return to Nature of Thai Orchids
Project”, which are based in Ban Pong Royal Development Project in Maejo
University. Likewise, the organizers hope to promote good health through
physical fitness among the Thai people.
Organized by Maejo University’s Committee for Activity
Promotion and in cooperation with various public and private agencies, this
charity event will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2003 in MJU Inthanin
Grounds. There are three categories: half-marathon, mini-marathon and fun
The age groups are as follows: Half-Marathon (21.1 km),
Male: 6 age groups: 19 years & below, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49
years, 50-59 years, and 60 years & above. Female: 5 age groups: 19 years
& below, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50 years & above.
Mini-marathon (10.5 km), Male: 6 age groups: 15 years & below, 15-19
years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50 years & above. Female:
5 age groups: 15 years & below, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years,
40 years & above. Fun Run: General public, Family (3 members) No age/sex
groups, Father + Mother + Child, Father + Child 1 + Child 2, Mother + Child
1 + Child 2.
First place winners in all categories of the
half-marathon will be awarded with trophies that have been graciously
donated by H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vadhana. Runner-up trophies will be
awarded to 2nd to 5th places in all age groups in the half-marathon and from
1st-3rd places in the mini-marathon. Medals and certificates will also be
given to all finishers of half-marathon, mini-marathon and Fun Run.
The participation fees are: 300 baht for half-marathon;
200 baht for mini-marathon; 200 and 500 baht for open and family groups,
respectively, in the Fun Run category.
The deadline for application is 30 minutes before the
start of each category. For more details, please contact: Faculty of
Agricultural Production, Maejo University, 63 Moo 4, Tambon Nongharn,
Amphoer Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290, either Asst. Prof. Dr. Satit Wimol,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Agricultural Production,
Tel. 053-873340; Mobile: 01-951-3462 or Mrs. Amporn Thepsiri, Office of the
Secretary, Faculty of Agricultural Production, Tel: 053-873357; Fax:
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!
Wing 41 defeat Police in football friendly
The Chiang Mai Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Wing 41
football team won a friendly football match by a landslide 6-2 victory over
the combined Tourist and Immigration police team.
two Wing 41 teams in black and the combined Tourist and Immigration police,
shake hands before the opening of the event.
For third place, the Chiang Mai Mass Media team beat
Chiang Mai Police with a ‘Golden Goal’ penalty following the 2 all draw
at full time. Five strikers were selected from each team, with Mass Media
scoring four goals, while the police scored only one.
41’s Commander Group Captain Arnont Jarayaphan (2nd right) among the
beautiful cheerleaders representing Wing 41 at the opening.
The eight football teams representing government and
state enterprises participated in the football tournament held at the Wing
41 football grounds. Teams included Wing 41, Tourist and Immigration police,
Chiang Mai Mass Media, Chiang Mai police, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand,
Airport Authority of Thailand, Meteorological Department, and Civil Aviation
41 team, in black, against the Tourist and Immigration police.
This tournament also marked the farewell for outgoing
Wing 41 Commander Group Captain Arnont Jarayaphan, who will be taking on a
higher position at the RTAF in Bangkok next month, and marked the welcoming
of the new commander of Wing 41, Group Captain Suraphan Suwannatat.
cheerleaders in action.
Swimming pools and swimming lessons in Chiang Mai: Sara Swimming Pool
This is the third in a series of notes on swimming pools
and swimming lessons available in the Chiang Mai area. This week we will
look at the Sara Swimming Pool just east of central Chiang Mai.
This pool was a great find for me, close to town near the
British Council, and it’s open earlier than some other pools. It’s
similar in size and features to the Chiang Mai Land pool; a 25-meter,
five-lane pool, with an L-shape that includes a shallow kiddy pool. There
are showers, lockers and changing room. It’s tucked away at the rear of a
school complex with landscaped grounds and trees surrounding the pool area.
There are water slides, poolside sunning lounges, tables and chairs. The
entire shallow end and kiddy pool has shade cloth above. Sara Pool is very
family and kid friendly, and children seem to enjoy the slides.
pool is very family and kid friendly; children enjoy the slides.
The pool hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through
Sunday; but closed from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is 50 baht for adult
non-members and 20 for children. Membership is 500 baht a year and entitles
members to a discounted entry: 20 baht/adult, 10 baht for children. There
are drinks and snacks available, but no restaurant.
Swimming lessons are available at Sara Pool by
appointment; the cost is 1000 baht for 20 hours of instruction. Get more
information at the desk, or contact Tik at tel. 01-0217769.
Sara Swimming Pool is located on Bumrungrat Road, about
200 meters south of Kaew Nawarat Road, on the west side of the street in the
rear of a school complex where Computer Kids is located. It’s easy to
miss, so I’ll give you more directions: From Bud’s Ice Cream of San
Francisco at the corner, go south passing the British Council on your left,
about 50 meters further on the right you will see a sign for Sara Swimming
Pool. Enter the driveway and find the drive at the right rear of the
property that leads to the very back of the complex. The pool entrance is at
the rear of the parking lot. Have fun!
It was just like watching Brazil
After all, the team with the Brazilians did win...
Last week, on another hot sticky Wednesday night, a group of
sweaty Thais and farangs played football on the indoor courts at the 700-year
anniversary stadium. Despite the sweltering conditions through the lack of air
conditioning, it was a welcome respite from the rains which had turned the
previous week’s outdoor match into a scene reminiscent of World War One
near miss defended.
Despite the number of farangs the only thing that reminded
this writer about football in England was the shape of the ball. The presence of
two Brazilians and other spherically gifted players made it an exhibition of the
beautiful game. Well, for them anyway. I still managed to hump the ball forward
and fall over every time when faced with a shot on goal. But despite this and
the displays of glistening un-toned flesh on display the few foolhardy females
who were in attendance seemed to enjoy the total football on show. And it came
as no surprise to anyone that the team with the Brazilians ran out comfortable
The players are mainly drawn from the long-standing
Farangutan team which has been playing friendly and competitive matches in and
around Chiang Mai for a number of years. They now play under the banner of the
U.N. Irish Pub and its manager Warren.
Volleyball season now in full swing
The volleyball season continues! This week’s good
weather meant that more of the games could be played outdoors. Chiang Mai
International School (CMIS) played Nakorn Payap International School (NIS)
on Monday September 15.
without a win from the ‘A’ team, the CMIS volleyball girls were in high
spirits and promised to be back in full force during the upcoming games.
CMIS boys beat NIS in two consecutive games, both by the
score of 25-21. The NIS girls’ team got off to a strong start, taking a
win on their first game against CMIS (25-20). Chiang Mai International
School turned things around, however, and took the win in a very close
second game that ended 26-24. CMIS girls then won the third game - and the
match - 15-11.
Volleyball continued on Tuesday September 16, when the
CMIS girls played at Grace International School (GIS). GIS was in good form
and won every match they played. Scores were 21-25, 7-25 (A-Team), 13-25,
19-25 (B-Team), 11-25 (C-Team) in favor of GIS.
CMIS A and B Teams Boys also played Prem on Wednesday
September 17 as they continue to gear up for the September 29-30
International School Volleyball Tournament.