The City of Marquette’s Sister Cities Program will hold a public reception on Tuesday, July 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Huron Mountain Gallery space of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. Community members are invited to welcome the nine delegates from Japan. Guests include the Mayor of Higashiomi, the Chairman of the City Assembly and the Director of the City Planning Department.
Since 1979 the Sister City Program has been welcoming delegates into our community and providing an enriching cultural exchange. The Sister Cities program focuses on cultural understanding, international friendship and the sharing of ideas. This is the 35th year Sister Cities has hosted a reception welcoming the delegates. Refreshments will be provided.
For additional information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Marquette Sister City Advisory Committee sent a delegation to Higashiomi, Japan from October 13, 2011 to October 24, 2011.
The Sister City program with Higashiomi, formally Yokaichi, started in 1979 and focuses on cultural understanding, international friendship, and sharing of ideas. Additional information about the delegation can be obtained from Paulette Lindberg at (906) 869-4141 or Bill Brazier at (906) 226-3102.
The Marquette Sister City program with a history of over thirty years has developed relations with people in cities thousands of miles, and culturally, continents apart. While visiting a foreign country will always be enlightening, the Sister City exchanges provide the opportunity to know the people of the country and the nature of their lives.
You don’t just learn the location and architecture of the country's well known landmarks. This is the essence of diplomacy in action, listening and learning. Whether you are visiting Kajaani, Finland, or Higashiomi, Japan, or have chosen to host a delegate visiting Marquette, you are poised to travel as an ambassador of good will and friendship or to receive an ambassador from abroad.