- Local Lethbridge Taiko group, HIBIKIYA, to travel to Great Falls!
The Lethbridge Twinning Society is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary in a unique way.
In collaboration with Lethbridge's authentic Japanese Taiko group, HIBIKIYA, they will be travelling to our Sister City, Great Falls, Montana this coming weekend. The City of Great Falls is hosting their 38th Annual "Ice Breaker Road Race", an event which, since 2006, members of the Lethbridge Twinning Society have participated in.
"We value, greatly, our established Sister City relations with Timashevsk, Russia, Culver City, California, Towada City, Japan, and our newest 'Sister City', Great Falls, Montana (2014). With this being Canada's 150th anniversary, the Lethbridge Twinning Society is celebrating and wants to share a unique opportunity with the Great Falls community," says Lethbridge Twinning Society President, Harold Pereverseff. The Lethbridge Twinning Society has been invited by the City of Great Falls, Park and Recreation Department, to the Ice Breaker Road Race, and at the venue, HIBIKIYA will be performing throughout the day. The performances are being offered free of charge, in the spirit of the Lethbridge community extending the 'hands of friendship' across the United States border. "We are very grateful to have the support of the Canadian Consulate in Denver, Colorado (which oversees Montana) in this extension of 'Sister City' relations with Great Falls," says Pereverseff.
HIBIKIYA, under the direction of sensei, Bryan Pereverseff, is an authentic Japanese Taiko drumming group that performs original Japanese Taiko which has been gifted to them from their sister groups in Lethbridge's "Sister City", Towada City, Japan. HIBIKIYA is affiliated with and supported by the Southern Alberta Taiko Society.
The Great Falls participation is actually a troika of Sister City relations (Lethbridge, Towada City, Japan, and Great Falls, Montana), and is a unique way of celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary while building meaningful relations between the Lethbridge and the Great Falls communities.
- Ice Breaker Road Race - Great Falls, Montana
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Save the Date! Join members of the Lethbridge Twinning Society as we head south to our Sister City,
Great Falls, Montana to participate in there "Ice Breaker Road Race". The road race
is your choice of a 1 mile walk/run, a 3 mile run or a 5 mile run. Registrations and
details to follow. Usually the cost of registration is around $20.00 (US) and this includes
your registration, a long sleeve "race tee shirt" and a bag lunch. Registrants are also
eligible for draw prices. The 3 and 5 mile races are competitive and there are cash prizes
for the winners.
Those interested may e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Wings Across Montana" bird festival - Great Falls, Montana
June 9, 10 & 11, 2017
Save the Date! The City of Great Falls will host the "Wings Across Montana" bird festival June 9, 10, 11 2017 at the Heritage Inn. 300 to 400 people will attend.
More than 25 birding hikes will be offered. There will be a variety of speakers and a dessert auction will be held.
This is an invitation for our Sister City friends in Lethbridge.
Additional information will follow. If need be, you may contact Ms. Kay Silk of the
City of Great Falls, "Advisory Commission on International Relations" @ 406-453-0545