OCEANS ’12: Hong Kong’s Second Annual Ocean Awareness Party
Party With A Purpose, the non-profit society for conscious-minded party animals, presents the second annual ocean awareness fundraiser event! Running off the success of last year’s Oceans ’11, a group of artists, organizations and businesses have volunteered their creative expertise to launch OCEANS ’12 at VOLAR, Friday June 8th!
Supporting direct-action non-profit conservation charities Ocean Recovery Alliance and Sea Shepherd Hong Kong, Oceans ’12 promises to help shed light on pressing issues such as the plastic vortex, unsustainable overfishing, and cetacean slaughter in a unique way.
Event Director and Founder, Kris Sawatzky, explains that the concept stems from his love of the oceans and of house music as a DJ/Producer. "The inspiration for the event came after watching a number of ocean documentaries such as The Cove, Sharkwater and The End of The Line... I thought how cool it would be to throw a fundraiser party where everything from the venue through to the website is provided by local businesses and people who believe that protecting ocean ecology is not just a conservation issue, but a humanitarian one as well."
This year, Party With A Purpose would like to welcome Outsider Charters as the sponsor of Oceans '12. Also in the O12 team is return supporter Kactus Design, completing the Oceans '12 logo, while Turtle Media has volunteered their expertise at website programming. Amiando is once more offering their cool online event registration and payment system, which ties into Teamwork Communications and their slick electronic SMS tickets.
Oceans ’12 will feature DJ Antwone and Sawatzky spinning groovy and uplifting tech house music, accompanied by live musical performances, including acoustic guitarists and percussionists, as well captivating ocean visuals. Doors will open at 9:30PM with the main performances and visuals starting at 10:30PM.
Tickets cost $250 online or $300 cash at the door. Each ticket includes a free drink from party supporter, VnC Cocktails! Advance online tickets will be available starting May 8th at www.partywithapurpose.com.hk or at Oceans ’12 Facebook page.
Buying online also includes a chance at winning a door prize; The Peninsula Spa is back as a supporter providing a "Time Together" Spa Experience for Two! The 8th Estate Winery also returns with a private Wine Tasting tour for 12 as a prize! Draw will occur at 10:00PM, so be sure to purchase your ticket online and come early!
VOLAR also joins as a fundraiser contributor by offering 15% of drink sales to the cause. And with all administrative costs covered by corporate and private sponsors, party-goers can know that 100% of the funds are going straight to the charities.
Party With A Purpose, founded by Kris Sawatzky in Hong Kong, April 2011, is a non-profit society created to organize charitable fundraisers by hosting house music nightlife events.
*photos courtesy of Derek Smith
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