Vietnamese Consul General to join charity golf tournament in British Columbia province of Canada

Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung said the Charity Golf Tournament holds significance for Vietnam in this special year.
Tổng lãnh sự Nguyễn Quang Trung (ngoài cùng bên phải) chụp ảnh chung với các Tổng lãnh sự các nước ASEAN trước khi phát bóng. (Nguồn: VietnamPlus)
Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung (far right) and other Consul Generals of ASEAN countries at the event (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver and the ASEAN member consulates-general held a friendly sports event called the "Charity Golf Tournament" on August 11 to mark ASEAN Day and raise funds for social activities in British Columbia province of Canada.

The annual event also raised funds for women affected by violence in the locality.

Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung said the event holds significance as it coincides with the 28th anniversary of Vietnam's ASEAN membership and the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Canada diplomatic relations. Furthermore, Vietnam will take over the position of tournament chair starting next year.

With its history of nearly three decades, the tournament has so far raised about 260,000 CAD (193,000 USD).

This year, the first prize winner went to the Philippine team. Meanwhile, Vietnamese female golfer Julie Vu was honoured for the straightest and longest drive.

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(Source: VNA)