Sister Cities Day


Sunday, July 20, 2014
1-5 p.m. Nicollet Island Pavilion,
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
FREE and open to the public 

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Aquatennial Minneapolis

Make your own ice cream sundaes (while supplies last), entertainment and activities for the family! An afternoon celebrating the Sister City relationships between the city of Minneapolis and:

Santiago, Chile
Kuopio, Finland
Ibaraki City, Japan
Novosibirsk, Russia
Tours, France
Winnipeg, Canada

Harbin, China
Uppsala, Sweden
Eldoret, Kenya
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Najaf, Iraq

Schedule of Events:

1:00

Welcome remarks: MelvinTennant, Meet Minneapolis & Minneapolis Global Partnership Program

1:05 –
1:10

Remarks: Teresa Olson, Club Chileno de Minnesota
Minneapolis – Santiago Sister City

1:10–
1:15

Introduction: Katie Fournier
Minneapolis – Uppsala Friendship Committee

1:15 –
1:35

Music: Tjärnblom Duo

1:45 –
1:50

Introduction: Marilyne Bouteiller
Minneapolis – Tours Sister City

1:50 ­‐
2:10

Music: Clara Osowski and Mark Bilyeu

2:10 –
2:15

Remarks: Elizabeth Glidden 
Minneapolis City Council Vice President

2:15 –
2:20

Introduction: Kathy McKay
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Minneapolis-Najaf Sister Cities

Tom Surprenant 
Sounds of Hope ™, Program Director

2:20 –
2:50

Music: Songs of Hope ™
Children and young adults from across the world participate in this multi cultural choir ensemble

2:50 –
2:55

Remarks: Karl Reichert
Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership

2:55 –
3:00

Introduction: Margaret Wong
US - China Friendship Association - MN Minneapolis – Harbin Sister City

3:00 –
3:35

Entertainment: Lion Dance & Martial Arts Demonstration

3:40 ­‐
3:45

Remarks: Karl Reinhard 
Minneapolis – Ibaraki Sister City Association

3:45 - 3:50

Introduction: Rolando Borja
Minneapolis Cuernavaca Sister City Association

3:50 - 4:20

Dance: Ballet Folklórico México Azteca

4:20-4:30 

Closing Remarks: Brandon Vasquez
Meet Minneapolis & Minneapolis Global Partnership Program

Sister Cities Day

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