"Tug of war" is one of the games held at the festival to promote team spirit (Photo: VNA)

Ottawa (VNA)
– Embassies of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam in Canada jointly held the ASEAN Festival at the Vincent Massey Park in Ottawa on August 18.

Hundreds of staff members from the ASEAN countries’ representative agencies in Canada participated in the annual event.

Chairman of the ASEAN Committee in Canada and High Commissioner of Brunei Pengiran Haji Ahmad said the festival was designed to honour the spiritual values of ASEAN and increase exchanges and connectivity between the bloc and Canada.

A range of sports and games were held for both children and adults, promoting team spirit.

Festival goers could also taste traditional dishes from the ASEAN member states.

Founded in 1967, the 10-member ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.-VNA