Minneapolis welcomes a visitor from Tours

12 Aug
Margaux and Goldy

Margaux Allain and “Goldy” outside of the University of Minnesota.

This July, Margaux Allain, a student at the Université Francois Rabelais in Tours, visited Minneapolis. Members of Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities accompanied her to various events including a day on Lake Minnetonka, the Twins game and All-Star Fan Fest, the Animal Humane Society and a Minneapolis City Council meeting. We encourage you to read her blogs (written in English and French) to learn more on her perspective of our city!

Read her posts and other items from our blog!

You are invited to our post-recital reception Thursday August 7 at MacPhail Center.

4 Aug

After the Source Song Festival recital 8 pm on August 7 at the MacPhail Center for Music, ticket

Come to our reception after François LeRoux and Olivier Godin perform at 8pm.  Mssr. LeRoux is director of  the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France.

Come to our reception after François LeRoux and Olivier Godin perform at 8pm August 7. Mssr. LeRoux is director of the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France.

holders are invited to a celebratory reception. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served. In 2013 Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities helped to fund a trip by mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski and pianist Mark Bilyeu to the Francis Poulenc Festival in Tours, France. François Le Roux, world-renowned vocalist, directs the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours. After their trip, Clara and Mark organized the first Source Song Festival in Minneapolis. Tax-deductible tips and donations can be made at the reception to Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities, a 501(c)(3) charity. Proceeds will help fund the Source Song Festival.

Sister Cities Day – A Success!

21 Jul
Mark and Clara photo

Mezzo soprano Clara Osowski and pianist Mark Bilyeu perform at Sister Cities Day.

Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities would like to thank everyone who joined us at Sister Cities Day at the Nicollet Island Pavilion! Hundreds of people enjoyed free refreshments and entertainment, registered to win prizes and learned more about these important connections with our city. If you were not able to attend but would like to learn more about our French connections, we invite you to sign up for our email list or “like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on future events. For more information on Minneapolis’s ten other sister cities, you can visit the Meet Minneapolis website. Merci!

Join us at Sister Cities Day!

29 Jun
Gare de Tours

The main train station in Tours, France, one of Minneapolis’s ten sister cities.

Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities invite you to join us for the seventh annual Sister Cities Celebration, an Aquatennial event highlighting our city’s global connections, Sunday, July 20 from 1-5 p.m. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. This free family friendly afternoon includes refreshments, live entertainment and the opportunity to learn more about our city’s ten sister cities. (And yes, it is air conditioned!)

Learn more about the event by visiting the official website of Meet Minneapolis or about our French sister cities relationship by reading an article by Minneapolis and Tours board member Sarah Johnson in the July 2014 issue of St. Louis Park Magazine. You can also help us by downloading and distributing Sister Cities Day Flyer.

Hope to see you there!

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