Subscription options:


Font Size:
sparwood1

Sparwood receives visit from Consul General of JapanPosted: August 11, 2012

On August 9, the District of Sparwood welcomed dignitaries Consul General Hideki Ito and Consul for Cultural Affairs Tetsuya Isono from the Japanese Consulate in Vancouver.

Consul General Ito commented, “My recent focus has been on visiting cities in our area of service, namely British Columbia and Yukon, which have twin relations with Japanese cities. There are 34 cities in BC and one in Yukon with sister-city ties in Japan and I have been aware of the important role that those relationships play in strengthening the bonds between Canada and Japan. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, my understanding of the value of these sister-city connections has been further confirmed as I have witnessed the part they played in supporting the disaster struck region and I have been taking as much time as possible to visit those sister-cities and meet with their mayors and sister-city committee members.”

“We are delighted to welcome Consul General Ito and Consul for Cultural Affairs Isono to our beautiful community,” says Mayor Lois Halko. “Council is pleased to have an opportunity to meet and discuss ways to strengthen our relationship with our sister city Kamisunagawa.”

Members of council met with Consul General Ito and Consul for Cultural Affairs Isono at the district office and ended their day with a tour of Lilac Terrace and Fire Hall #1. The return trip included a stop at St. Mary’s Band Office to meet with Chief Cheryl Casimer.

District of Sparwood

Tags:
Author:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More Stories

Cranbrook TamarackXmas

The Kootenay’s top destination shopping market

> Read More
http://store.leviton.com/Evr-Green-Electric-Vehicle-Charging-co

Electric car charger operating at curling club

> Read More
KimSpeedWatchLead

Speedwatch contributes to road safety

> Read More
julyfestdave

Dave Clarke joins city staff

> Read More
community-futures

Fernie woman Community Futures Volunteer of the Year

> Read More
bey blade lead

Bey Blade Competition today at library

> Read More
EKC Gerry EKC

Appreciation of the Zamboni driver

> Read More
EKFH Directors Gifts

Directors say goodbye with gifts

> Read More