Support Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities on Give to the Max Day!

18 Oct

Help us strengthen ties between Minnesotans and our sister city Tours in France! 

For more than a quarter century, Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities has reached across the ocean to engage young and old alike to reinforce the bonds of friendship with Minnesotans and residents of this French city located an hour southwest of Paris. Please help support this work by donating to us on Give to the Max Day – Thursday, November 14, 2019.

In the past year we supported an urban sketcher exchange, a visit by students from Edison High School in Minneapolis, youth soccer games involving Minnesotans in Tours, were featured on a local radio station and hosted a French intern at the Weisman Museum on the University of Minnesota campus. We also continued to plan more activities for the celebration of our 30th anniversary as sister cities in 2021.

Our work is not done as we hope to build on our past successes by continuing to work on strengthening the values that bind us together with others across the world. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers, we rely solely on the donations of individuals like you to help fulfill our mission. To donate, please visit our Give to the Max Day page.

All contributions are 100% tax deductible. Thank you to all of our donors for your ongoing support! 

Join us for Sister Cities Day 2019!

25 Jun

Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities invites you to join us for the 12th annual Sister Cities Celebration, an event highlighting our city’s global connections, Sunday, July 21 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 twelve sister cities. (And yes, it is air conditioned!)

Learn more about the event by visiting the official website of Meet Minneapolis. We are celebrating our 28th anniversary as a sister city with Tours this year, hope to see you there!

Visit Tours and Minneapolis Sister Cities – our partner in France

3 May

Did you know Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities has a partner organization in France? This citizens group helps us reach across the ocean from Europe to the United States and back as we learn more about our global community. They have a website and Facebook page you can visit and also a brochure for more information. Upcoming projects will include welcoming a group of Urban Sketchers from Minnesota to Tours in June.

Happy New Year from Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities!

1 Jan
Tours photo

Tours City Hall captures the spirit of the season

To celebrate 2019, we invite you to visit our blog and read about the history of the French in Minnesota from Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities board member Pierre Girard. If you would like to stay updated on our events going on throughout the year, please enter your email address in the box on the right or like us on Facebook.

Our friends in Tours also started their own citizens group. Please visit their website or like them on Facebook to learn more about their plans for 2019! (Nos amis de Tours ont également créé leur propre groupe de citoyens. S’il vous plaît visitez leur site Web ou les aimer sur Facebook pour en savoir plus sur leurs plans pour 2019!)

Bonne Année! 

Commemorate the Armistice on Victory Memorial Drive

26 Oct

Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities invites you to join us along Victory Memorial Drive on Sunday, November 11, to recognize Veterans Day and the centennial of the World War I armistice. Tours played an important role in the epic conflict once known as “The Great War” by serving as a supply base for the United States army. The Armistice Day program, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature prominent speakers on the war’s local history, musician Robert Robinson and a moment of silence. Weather permitting, the flagpole will cast a shadow on the plaza around 11 a.m. To learn more about this event, please visit https://www.hennepin.us/stories/victory-memorial 

Support Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities on Give to the Max Day!

19 Oct

Help us strengthen ties between Minnesotans and others around the world by donating to Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities! 

For more than a quarter century, we have reached across the ocean to engage young and old alike to reinforce the bonds of friendship with Minnesotans and residents of this French city located an hour southwest of Paris.

Continue reading below to learn more about the success we have had in the past year including an urban sketcher exchange, welcoming a deputy mayor from Tours at the opening of a World War I exhibit in downtown Minneapolis and celebrating Sister Cities Day with a visit from the president of Tours ‘n Minneapolis, our partner organization in France.

Our work is not done – help us move our organization forward by contributing to Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 15. Current and upcoming projects include youth soccer and choir exchanges as well as a visit to Tours in 2019 to explore common opportunities in areas such as sustainability and urban planning.

All contributions are 100% tax deductible. Thank you to all of our donors for your ongoing support!

Join Us for Sister Cities Day 2018!

29 Jun

Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities invite you to join us for the 11th annual Sister Cities Day Celebration, an event highlighting our city’s global connections, Sunday, July 22 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 twelve sister cities. (And yes, it is air conditioned!)

Visit the official website of Meet Minneapolis to learn more. Hope to see you there!

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