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Alberta/Japan Twinned Municipalities Association Conference

Lethbridge Twinning Society
Hosts the 2007 Alberta Twinned Municipalities Conference
September 14th -15th, 2007, Lethbridge Alberta


Click here to download the conference brochure in PDF file

NEW: THE CONFERENCE AGENDA


The Lethbridge Twinning Society is excited to be the host of the 2007 Alberta Twinned Municipalities Conference. On September 14th and 15th of 2007, representatives from Alberta ís 18 municipalities that enjoy twinning relationships with municipalities in Japan will visit our city. In addition, many representatives from Alberta ís sister cities in Japan are expected to attend.

During the conference, delegates will discuss the past, present, and future of our twinning relationships. Topics will include current exchange programs, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, and the development of increased economic ties between the cities. Lethbridge, Alberta enjoys a twinning relationship with Towada City city in Aomori prefecture Japan .

In addition to meetings, the two-day conference will be packed with local entertainment, social events, and a chance for people from all over both Alberta and Japan to get to know one another. As host, Lethbridge has an excellent opportunity to showcase the city to the nearly 100 delegates. The Lethbridge Twinning Societyís Japanese Taiko drumming group, Kaze no Rhythm, is one of the expected highlights.

There is much to be done in preparation for the event, and there are many ways to get involved. Volunteers are required for working at event locations, preparing goody-bags for the delegates, Japanese-English interpretation, entertainment, and more.
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2006 AB/Japan Twinned Municipalities conference
Lethbridge Delegation with guests Lt. Governor General Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kwong.
We welcome all interested parties and ideas. Please contact Carol Kensley, Director of Towada City city relations, Towada City37@hotmail.com to get involved. Planning meetings will commence in February.

The 2006 year's conference was held June 9 and 10, 2006 in Lacombe, Alberta. On June 9th and 10th 2006 six of our members attended. Glen, Johan, Carol, Jennifer, Harold and Cheryl took in all the activities including a novel tour of the Town of Lacombe. A stop at the Centennial Rose Garden, and the town museum were highlights of the well planned bus tour organized by the conference committee.

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This picture is of all the conference delegates who attended from many communities in Alberta. (His Worship, Mayor Bob Tarleck, making a special effort having just returned from Montreal, was able to attend.)


Next year's conference........... LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA!


Here is our new bulletin announcing our 2007 Conference in Lethbridge. The Bulletin about the Twin Town Conference, created by Joseph Palate, our photogrpher.

The 2007 Conference will be held in Lethbridge.







Mayor of Lethbridge's message:

Congratulations to the hard working and extremely dedicated members of The Lethbridge Twinning Society! You should be very proud of your accomplishments because you have achieved so much with little more than your own determination.

The Lethbridge Twinning Society is an independent group of citizens which truly walks the talk of creating meaningful bonds of friendship and cooperation that cross national borders and cultures. Their successes have been astounding. Look at the accomplishments detailed on this web site, and you'll see what I mean. The twinning society has made lasting friendships in Japan, Russia and the United States and those relationships have had a major influence on many lives. They undertook a very special project to commemorate the Province of Alberta's Centennial, and the monument they envisioned and created will stand for decades on the grounds of Lethbridge City Hall. Their latest accomplishment is being chosen hosts for the 2007 Alberta/Japan Twinned Municipalities Conference. Take note of the smiles recorded on this web site and you'll see that the society members thoroughly enjoy their activities and treasure their friendships.

The Lethbridge Twinning Society welcomes new members. If you love people, if you love travel, if you love teamwork - you'll love being a part of this active and enthusiastic group. Contact them or attend a meeting and, as President Pereverseff says, "fasten your seatbelt and hang on"!

Robert D. Tarleck, M.A., M.Ed., Ako'Tasi
Mayor