Consul General Gilberto G.B. Asuque speaks to Filipino, Canadian, and First Nation youths at Hoops Around the World basketball tournament at Calgary Storm Basketball Athletics Center in Calgary. (Calgary PCG photo)

CALGARY 29 October 2018 — Consul General to Calgary Gilberto G.B. Asuque encouraged a wider participation of Filipino, Canadian, and First Nation youths in basketball tournaments to achieve a deeper interaction and friendship among various ethnic communities.

Consul General Asuque spoke at the awarding ceremony at the end of the week-long Hoops Around the World basketball tournament held at the Calgary Storm Basketball Athletics Centre in South East Calgary.

Performance during the event showing the ethnic culture and tradition of the First Nation. (Calgary PCG photo)

In his speech, he commended the Calgary Storm Basketball Association (CSYBA) in organizing the tournament which is a venue to strengthen understanding and friendship among various communities and encourage the participation of the youths in sports.

The tournament is a project of the CSYBA led by Filipino-Canadians Tony and Amy Tan and Joel Dizon.

The basketball competition brought various teams composed of male and female players from the Filipino, Canadian and First Nation communities.

Basketball players with their parents and the organizers of the event watching the performance. (Calgary PCG photo)

During the event, the players with their parents and the organizers were treated to a performance that showed the ethnic culture and tradition of the First Nation.

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For more information, visit www.calgarypcg.dfa.gov.ph or https://www.facebook.com/Philippine-Consulate-General-in-Calgary-569041073472108.

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