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30 August 2016 – The ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver (ACGV), namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam successful held the 2016 ASEAN Festival in Vancouver, an event showcasing the best of Southeast Asian cultural performance arts, cuisines, arts and crafts, at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver on 27 August 2016.
The festival, on its second year, is part of a series of ASEAN-related events aimed at promoting ASEAN awareness within the multicultural community in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia.
Acting Mayor of Vancouver, Mr. Raymond Louie, and Mr. Marc Dalton, MLA from Maple Ridge-Mission, represented the local and provincial government during the event. Both BC officials commended the ACGV for holding the festival to foster appreciation of the diverse ASEAN cultures, aside from raising awareness and information on ASEAN.
All five member-countries presented their respective cultural performances. The Philippine Cultural Arts Society of British Columbia represented the Philippines with their well-applauded performance of the Binasuan and Tinikling dances. Ms. Jessica Sotana and Mr. Angelino de Guzman rendered Filipino love songs. Grandt Kitchen and Symphonie Restaurant prepared sumptuous Filipino dishes for the guests and visitors.
One of the highlights of the festival was a joint fashion parade showcasing the various traditional costumes of the five ASEAN countries. Filipino-Canadian beauty titleholders, Ms. Anne Longakit, Ms. Teen Canada Surrey, and Ms. Shawna Warhurst, Ms. Teen Canada Maple Ridge joined personnel of the Philippine Consulate General in modelling the original Filipiniana creations of Filipino designers, Ditta Sandico and Jaki Penalosa, including different versions of the traditional barong tagalog. The designs were made of pineapple leaf fibers, banana fiber and abaca, jusi and other indigenous Filipino fibers. END
ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver Showcase the Best of ASEAN in the 2016 ASEAN Festival
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