August 2011 – Hekinan students travel to Edmonds
A delegation of students from Hekinan, Japan, descended on Edmonds Friday as part of the ongoing relationship between the two cities and met residents during the Edmonds Summer Farmers’ Market Saturday & playing Petanque on Monday.
During their stay, students are hosted in the homes of Edmonds families and will have an opportunity to meet local students and dignitaries as they learn about American culture.
Edmonds Sister City Commission member Stohn Nishino says that the Commission facilitates two student delegations annually, one with students from Hekinan visiting Edmonds for two weeks and one where Edmonds students visit Hekinan.
These delegations are just a small part of the work of the 12 volunteer members of the Commission as they seek to “raise awareness” of the value of this kind of cultural exchange. They also host other events throughout the year, furthering their mission “to promote international communication and understanding through exchanges of people, ideas and culture.”
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This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.
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