By Harold Pereverseff on July 31, 2013.
The small four person delegation from our twin city, Towada City, Japan was
in Lethbridge from July 24th through July 28th. The delegation visited many
sites and attractions in and around Lethbridge. Mayor Dodic greeted them at
City Hall and welcomed them to our city. The visit was not all fun and
games….. serious discussion and strategic planning in the area of English
language training was discussed at both the University as well as at
Flexible Learning Systems. Haruwo Shirayama is the President of the Towada
City Association for International Relations and his goal is to have a
regular program set up where students from Towada City will come to
Lethbridge on a structured basis and on an ongoing basis. Interests in
agricultural equipment and procedures was also investigated on a farm near
Magrath. Irrigation was found to be very interesting, however in northern
Japan, where Towada City is situated, the need for irrigation is not as
necessary as it is here in the sunny south. Mr. Shirayama was introduced
to a locally produced and printed “comic book” and took several copies of
this publication back and will be investigating whether this item might be
something that they would import for their schools and other institutions in
Towada City. The comic book is the work of Mr. Pete Brouwer and is a
factual rendition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In addition, Mr.
Shirayama brought a sample of some “Bar B Que” sauce that has received
international acclaim. The sauce is
manufactured in Towada City and was found to go very well on our Alberta
beef. Twin city relations are exciting and eye opening and as
we are discovering may certainly open doors to trade exchanges. Please
visit http://www.lethbridgetwinningsociety.com to learn more about your Lethbridge
Harold Pereverseff is the president of the Lethbridge Twinning Society.
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