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August 31, 2023
The Philippines Successfully Chairs the 2023 ASEAN Golf Tournament in Vancouver
The five (5) ASEAN Consuls General in Vancouver together with the golfers at the ASEAN Golf Tournament on 11 August 2023. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)
18 August 2023, Vancouver. To commemorate the 56th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver (ACGV) successfully hosted the 2023 ASEAN Golf Tournament on 11 August 2023 at the UBC Golf Club.
The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, led by Consul General Arlene T. Magno, chaired this year’s ASEAN Golf Tournament. The event brought together 143 golfers from the ASEAN community and beyond.
Following the tournament, a dinner was held which was attended by over 200 guests, including representatives from the business community, partners and government officials.
During the program, Consul General Magno, said that this ASEAN Charity Golf Tournament is a great way to celebrate the ASEAN Day as well as raise funds for a good cause. She thanked the sponsors, participants and partners for their unwavering support, which has made the event a resounding success.
(L-R) Indonesian Consul General Hendra Halim, Malaysian Consul General Mohd Afandi Bin Abu Bakar, Philippine Consul General Arlene Magno, Thai Consul General Rutch Soratana and Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung during the ceremonial tee-off.
Meanwhile, Minister Anne Kang, in her remarks, congratulated the ASEAN Consulates General for organizing a meaningful and fun event. Trophies were awarded by Minister Bruce Ralston to the winners.
A cheque in the amount of $5,000 was then presented to the Battered Women Support Society (BWSS), represented by Ms. Samantha Kearney. The ASEAN Charity Golf Tournament in Vancouver is an annual event that has raised more than C$250,000 for various causes to date. END
Ms. Samantha Keaney (second from left) is flanked by (L-R) Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung, Philippine Consul General Arlene Magno, Thai Consul General Rutch Soratana, Indonesian Consul General Hendra Halim and Malaysian Consul General Mohd Afandi Bin Abu Bakar. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)
(Left photo) Minister Anne Kang congratulates the ASEAN Consulates General in Vancouver for organizing a meaningful event. (Right photo) Mr. Kimwell del Rosario entertains the crowd.
(Clockwise) Philippine Team 13B composed of Mr. Randy Majometano, Mr. Joseph Taboada, Mr. Ed Hermano, and Mr. Efren Doctor receives the Best Team Score Trophy from Minister Bruce Ralston.
Ms. Aileen Gabat of Philippine Airlines (PAL) awards the Roundtrip Business class ticket to the grand winner of the Tournament’s raffle draw.
Philippine Department of Tourism – San Francisco Tourism Attaché Soleil Tropicales congratulates the winning bidder of the two (2) slots for the Winter Escapade 2024 (land arrangements & domestic airfare) based on twin sharing from Rajah Tours.
(Photos by Vancouver PCG)