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Winter expected to be warmer and drier than usual

Antique bicycle show raises funds to help man’s friend

Prem hosts series of Asia Pacific IB School Workshops

World Pink Run 2009: Raising funds to help raise breast cancer awareness

Chiang Mai City Winter Food Festival

Winter expected to be warmer and drier than usual

Nopniwat Krailerg
Temperatures this winter are expected to be warmer than in previous years and rainfall less than normal, according to Santani Chaichiangpin, senior meteorologist at the Northern Meteorological Center. The upper North is expected to be drier than on average and residents there are warned to prepare for possible water shortages.

Santani Chaichiangpin, senior meteorologist at the Northern Meteorological Center, discusses possible water shortages.

October was the start of the cool season this year with temperatures expected to drop by mid-November. It is forecast that the coolest temperatures will occur before the New Year, with cool temperatures extending into January. The temperature could drop to 14-16 C in the upper part of the region, 17-19 C in the middle of the region, and 5-10 C in the mountains.
Thunderstorms, strong winds and hail are forecast for November and December while January and February could produce frost and fog, especially at higher altitudes.
The cool season is expected to end by mid-February when the cool air mass flowing out of China is forecast to lose strength.

 

Antique bicycle show raises funds to help man’s friend

Jedsadapong Wongkiew
Antique bicycles from around the world were to be found at the Vintage Bicycle contest that took place October 31 at Chiang Mai’s JJ Market.

Participants of the Bicycle contest
Nothing more recent than 50 years old was allowed at the contest, which also included an auction of bicycle related items to raise funds for the Lanna Dog Rescue Foundation.
Bicycles were first introduced to Thailand when King Rama V brought a Dayton bicycle from overseas. The last remaining Dayton bicycle in Thailand is owned by a resident of Mae Chan District in Chiang Rai.
The bicycle enthusiasts also had the opportunity to buy and exchange parts and bicycles as well as view the many vintage and antique bicycles on display


Prem hosts series of Asia Pacific IB School Workshops

Paul Middleton
Prem Tinsulanonda International School has been the host of two international workshops, both International Baccalaureate events, bringing a total of over 250 leaders from the educational world onto the campus within the past month.

Visitor to the school attending the seminar.
The final weekend of September was the busier of the two events, with 215 teachers from all over the Asia Pacific region visiting the school. This was the biggest single professional event of this type seen at Prem in the past ten years and it was very rewarding for all involved. Attendees came to gain a deeper understanding of the PYP curriculum to further develop expertise in a range of subject areas. The Primary Years Programme, which is a part of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, was developed ‘for internationally mobile students preparing for university’ but which has since grown and provides a challenging education for students aged from three years of age all the way up to nineteen years of age. The IB has seen significant development since it first ran in 1968, experiencing exponential growth every five years, and now being taught in private and state schools all over the world.
Workshops presented information on academic subject areas such as Science and Social Studies as well as the engagement of young children in school activities, and on how to think and operate with an International mindset. Of particular note is the presence of three of Prem’s own staff, Maxine Driscoll, Diana Van Mersbergen and Kathryne Baragwanath-Smith who ran some of the workshops. Event organiser, Prem’s President Emeritus, Lister Hannah, received positive feedback from the guests regarding the quality of the workshops. The newly expanded hotel-style Prem Residences was opened with a full house, with 90 guests taking advantage of Mom Tri’s most recent development.

Kathryne Baragwanath-Smith and Diana Van Mersbergen at the PYP seminars at Prem College.
The second International Baccalaureate event held at the school involved five days of training workshops, or in effect, training for trainers. This series of workshops was designed to instruct teachers on how they may become workshop leaders themselves.
Again, feedback from the event was very positive, with one participant listing the great care and support that they received and the friendly staff as real pluses. Guy Roberts and Tania Lattanzio, IB Asia Pacific Associate Professional Development Managers, felt that Prem was the most suitable place to hold the event due to its location which promotes social networking within the group because of its self-sufficient campus. However they were also keen to point out that they have used Prem for the last five years because it is a venue that can be relied upon to meet their needs.
The International Baccalaureate will continue its world-wide growth while continuing to evolve its teaching methods and content as new academic findings develop. For Prem, the intention is to continue offering the workshop and educational training provisions as a full-time service where teachers from all realms of the educational sphere can develop their skills.


World Pink Run 2009: Raising funds to help raise breast cancer awareness

The Chiang Mai Red Cross Society, led by the wife of the Chiang Mai Governor, Sunattra Nimanant took part in the World Pink Run 2009 to benefit the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer. She was joined by Waraporn Keelapaeng, Patchanee Saengphuwong and Wanarin Saengmanee, wives of the deputy Governors. Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Pairote Saengphuwong and Suriya Tancharoed, general manager of the Chiang Mai Robinson Department store, presided over the event and presented awards to the winners.

Nopniwat Krailerg
Runners from across the country participated in the World Pink Run 2009 to raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer at Chulalongkorn Hospital. The run, in which participants could both walk and run, was organized by the Chiang Mai Robinson Department Store, Elga Company and Channel 3 to help the Centre to promote breast cancer awareness and regular breast exams for Thai women.
Members of the Chiang Mai Red Cross Society, led by the Chiang Mai Governor’s wife, Sunattra Nimanant, various running associations, aerobics clubs and officials from differing government sectors, all took part in the run which began at the Robinson Department Store. The event was presided over by Pairote Saengphuwong, Chiang Mai’s Deputy Governor, who received a warm welcome from Suriya Tancharoen, the General Manager of the Chiang Mai Robinson department store.
It has been found that the majority of Thai women diagnosed with breast cancer in Thailand were already in the advanced stages of the disease, leading to higher mortality rates than necessary. The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer actively supports early detection and breast cancer awareness in a bid to reduce the mortality rates of breast cancer patients in Thailand.


Chiang Mai City Winter Food Festival

Heman Nakhon Phing festival to showcase local restaurants

Deputy Chiang Mai Governor Chumporn Saengmanee, seated 2nd left is joined by Chiang Mai City’s Winter Food Festival organizers to announce the festival dates as well as invite participants to join the  Smart and Beautiful Girl by B-ing contest and the lookthung singing contest for school children that will take place at the event.

Nopniwat Krailerg
The latest food festival to hit town, the Heman Nakhon Phing, or Chiang Mai City Winter Food festival, will take place from November 6 to 14 at Kad Cherng Doi. A one million baht prize is to be awarded to the winner of the Smart and Beautiful Girl by B-ing contest at the event.
Numerous local restaurants will be represented, offering samples of their fare at this Sing Pattana Chiang Mai company sponsored festival. A lookthung singing contest for primary and secondary students and free concerts from Thai singers and bands will also be on offer if the array of delicious foods does not tempt.



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