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Sands China Teams Prepare for Dragon Boat Races

Benediction ceremony at Nam Wan Lake


(Macao, May 22, 2017) – Sands China Ltd. held a benediction ceremony for its dragon boat teams Friday at Nam Wan Lake Nautical Centre, an annual tradition before each year’s Macau International Dragon Boat Races.

The races begin May 27 this year at Nam Wan Lake, and Sands China is sending four teams in categories of male standard dragon boat, male small dragon boat, female standard dragon boat, and female small dragon boat.

“For Sands China, participating in the dragon boat races is a highlight for us each year – it’s a fun and exciting event that brings our team members together in camaraderie and friendly competition to support this long-standing annual cultural tradition,” said Antonio Ramirez, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd. “And we’re very pleased to see a strong showing again this year by both our male and female team members, as we have all-women’s teams in both standard and small dragon boat races again this year.”

Friday’s benediction ceremony was attended by Ramirez; and Amy lee, vice president of human resources. The company executives offered their encouragement and support to the dragon boat team members, and dotted the eyes of the dragon boats to symbolically awaken the boats’ spirits. They also gave red packets to the dragon boat team members for good luck in the upcoming races, which begin May 27 at Nam Wan Lake.  

Sands China Teams Prepare for Dragon Boat Races
Sands China Teams Prepare for Dragon Boat Races
Sands China executives and team members participate in a benediction ceremony Friday at Nam Van Lake for the company’s dragon boat teams. The 2017 Macau International Dragon Boat Races begin May 27.
Sands China Teams Prepare for Dragon Boat Races

About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the upcoming Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

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