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ASEAN Committee in Canberra Celebrates Family Day 2019

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ASEAN Heads of Mission in Australia, including Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, join the water ping-pong game during the annual ASEAN Family Day on 23 November 2019 at Lennox Garden in Canberra.

CANBERRA, Australia (29 November 2019) – The ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC) held the annual ASEAN Family Day on 23 November 2019 at Lennox Garden, Canberra. The event brings together personnel and families of ASEAN Missions in Canberra for a social gathering and end-of-year celebration.

The Philippine Embassy led a short Zumba morning exercise which has now been held for 3 consecutive years. The Heads of Missions or their representatives played a friendly game of water ping-pong while children enjoyed playing musical chairs, pen in a bottle and a ping-pong ball game organized by the ASEAN Missions.

ASEAN Embassies and High Commissions in Canberra enjoyed a morning picnic and shared their cuisines. The Philippine Embassy in Canberra prepared daing na bangus (milkfish), beef tapa, and fried banana with caramelized sugar and also showcased top tourism destinations in the Philippines. A friendly game of tug-of-war capped off the morning event. END

Personnel of ASEAN Missions in Canberra and their families enjoy Zumba during ASEAN Family Day on 23 November 2019. The activity was first initiated by the Philippine Embassy in 2017.

Heads of ASEAN Missions and their representatives open the ASEAN Family Day on 23 November 2019 in Canberra. The ASEAN Family Day was led by the Myanmar Embassy as Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Canberra

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