14 March, 2015


Annual OSCA Barbecue 2015

Saturday 14th March 2015

By Frances Wong
 
This annual event was a combined function with OSCA and the Hong Kong Club which was held on Saturday 14th March 2015 at Equippers Church (use to be SouthLife).
There was a very good turnout of approximately 90 people and everyone enjoyed the delicious BBQ food and fresh fruit.
A variety of games ranging from Heads up, the Snake, to Banana knees were well organised by the OSCA Youth Committee and HK Club committee.  The team bonding games were very successful and enjoyed by everyone.  The losing team was subjected to the Wheel of Fate!
Many thanks to Phil, Christine, Keith, Mike, Linus, Teresa and Colin for helping out with the BBQ.  Sally also made a superb job of the chicken wings and we also appreciated Keith bringing his BBQ from home.

OSCA Youth Barbecue 2014

Saturday, 1 March 2014
By Regan Young
 
During the start of the semester the OSCA youth committee ran the annual Youth BBQ which was held at the spacious South Life Church on Union Street. This year, the BBQ was jointly held with the University’s Hong Kong Club and we also invited the China Club. 130 people attended with 60 from the HK Club, 30 from the China Club and the rest from OSCA members.
With sponsors from ANZ helping out with the BBQ we were able to not only feed the masses that attended, but also able to learn of the great deals and benefits of banking with ANZ .  ANZ also kindly donated several prizes for those who visited the ANZ stand.
After lunch and getting the formal introductions out of the way, the youth committee began their ice breaker and mini-games as a way for everyone to get to know each other. Games included Chinese charades, banana race and the very entertaining and popular “make your own music video”.
And no BBQ would be an OSCA BBQ without the infamous “wheel of punishment fate” where the losing team had to face their fears such as eating vomit flavoured jelly beans, wax strip (for the guys) and a nasty shot of Chinese condiments.
Overall the day was a huge success with everybody enjoying themselves, making new friends and seeing the benefits of what being an OSCA member has to offer. A BIG THANKS to Frances, Leanne, Christine, Phil, Michael & Sally, Colin and Keith for organising and preparing food and the Youth Committee & HK Club for organising the games.  Lastly a special mention to ANZ for sponsoring the event and Teresa for organising the ANZ funding.
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OSCA Family and Youth Picnic 2013

2 March 2013
SouthLife Church and Woodhaugh Gardens, Dunedin
By Regan Young
 
On March 2nd 2013, OSCA held our annual BBQ picnic in collaboration with the Hong Kong Club to welcome back the old and introduce the new students to Dunedin. Things kicked off at South Life Church around 12noon when students and OSCA members in the community steadily rolled in.
About 120 people attended making it another fantastic event. With a buffet style of BBQ sausages, meat patties, pork riblets, chicken wings, bread, coleslaw and fruit, no scarfie was left sad and hungry.
After lunch and getting the formal introductions out of the way, the youth committee began their ice breaker and mini-games as a way for everyone to get to know each other. Some games included Chinese charades, banana race and the very entertaining and popular “make your own music video” (for a good laugh, videos of the groups can be viewed on youtube just search “osca picnic”)
The BBQ finished off with the winning team receiving a prize of everyone’s favourite chocolate “favourites” while the losing team faced off against the merciless “OSCA wheel of fate (the BBQ picnic edition)” where we got to see men become boys again with a nice wax strip along the leg, guys consume a concoction not even Bear Grylls could stomach and of course a humbling rendition of “I’m a little tea-pot”
Overall the day was a huge success with everybody enjoying themselves, making new friends and seeing the benefits of what being an OSCA member has to offer, a BIG THANKS to Frances, Leanne, Christine, Phil, Michael and Colin for cooking the food and the Youth Committee for organising the games.
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Kids at OSCA BBQ 2013

This was the second year in which the OSCA Barbecue for family and youth were combined. The primary and intermediate kids consumed burgers and sausages at the South Life Church along-side the high schoolers, varsity students and Hong Kong club.
Table football was a popular activity before we took the kids outdoors to Woodhaugh Gardens, the original venue. Woodhaugh was absolutely packed with a number of organisations which meant our activity plans were abandoned and the kids enjoyed themselves on the large see saw and flying fox.

Annual OSCA BBQ - Picnic 2012

By Frances Wong and Gordon Wong
 
This year on 3rd March, the Annual OSCA BBQ was held in conjunction with the Hong Kong Club.  All OSCA members in the community and the miniball (primary and intermediate school) group were also invited to attend.
140 people attended this successful event which was relocated to the South Life Church due to the cold conditions and wet grounds at the Woodhaugh Gardens, the original venue.
The food was amazing and the students were most appreciative of the barbecue food provided.  We offered sausages, meat patties, pork riblets, chicken wings, bread, coleslaw and platters of healthy fresh fruit.  Thanks to the OSCA Committee, Colin Wong, Leanne Chin, Michael Hall, and Sue & Robin Sew Hoy for their invaluable help and support!
There were speeches from the OSCA Youth Committee (Nicolle Wong), HK Club president (Boris Mo) and Julie Ma who was the ANZ representative.  The first two speakers highlighted upcoming events and the advantages of joining OSCA and the HK Club and Julie told us that she was happy to provide any support in banking field.
The university group organised team events which was a great opportunity to get to know new faces. There were some challenging moments with a mixture of NZ and HK games but the room was filled with lots of laughter.
During the speeches, the primary school kids had the main hall to themselves. Catharine Kan had organised a number of activities that required a bit of re engineering to accommodate the indoor venue. Many games were played including a highly entertaining game of winks, a hilarious attempt at a human pyramid and a relay race crossing an imaginary river by hopping over stepping stones.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge the financial support for the event from ANZ Dunedin.
Note: Traditionally, OSCA has held a Chinese New Year picnic on the Sunday closets to Chinese New Year and a separate youth barbecue designed to principally welcome students old and new.  Chinese New Year was extremely early this year and the Chinese New Year picnic has had a decline in participation in recent years and a decision was made to combine the events and promote the event as a family picnic.
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OSCA Youth Barbecue 2010

By Richard Wong
 
It was a great day for the OSCA student barbeque. Held at Woodhaugh Gardens, everyone who attended was treated to fine weather and good food. The barbeque is a great chance for students to catch up with each other and for new members to get to know other Chinese studying at the university. Approximately 50 students attended and around 15 new members had the chance to meet new friends.
 
After lunch, everyone was separated into different groups and had to undergo various mental and physical challenges around the park. There were some old favourites such as walking blind through an obstacle course in the bush, eating dry weet-bix, spoon and string, and throwing water bombs in a bucket while avoiding your team mates. New events were thrown in such as a water obstacle course, charades and dancing to “The Thong Song”. There were many antics at the water bombs station. I would like to express great concern for the U21 men’s basketball team for the upcoming Easter Tournament. Boris ‘Magnum’ Ma, who fancies himself as a shooter, could not get a single water balloon in a bucket four feet away. Although he did manage to directly hit his team mates in the face on several occasions and drenched Darren Joe to everyone’s delight.
 
After the activities there was plenty of entertainment for everyone at the losing team’s expense. The unfortunate team who managed to total the least amount of points were left in the hands of the OSCA Wheel of Fate. Yi Deng was brave enough to get his first OSCA tattoo. Newbie Joel suffered the pain of a wax strip on his leg (although there was not much to work with), Sheila gave her rendition of ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot’ and finally Deborah Ngan was lucky enough to get the opportunity to give Patrick Truong a peck on the cheek (or was it the other way around?). We personally think the OSCA Wheel of Fate broke the ice between these two. Overall it was a successful first event, of many to come, organized by the youth committee. Special thanks to Sin and Susan, Linus and Lee and Colin for helping the youth committee run the event smoothly. 

OSCA Youth BBQ 2009

The OSCA Youth Sub Committee held a barbecue and team building fun day at Woodhaugh Gardens on Sunday 15th March 2009.
Teams:
  1. Colin, Charlotte, Bernard, Jun
  2. Tasman, Jessica, Howard, Jonny
  3. Regan, Phiona, David, Susan
  4. Brittany, Jodie, Darren, Sin
  5. Lisa, Deborah, Wang-Chi, Linus
  6. Jenny, Karen, Albert, Kirsty
  7. Jono, Matthew, Ryan, Natalie
  8. Chee, Peter, Joanne, Kendall