Sister Cities Day 2012

Join Minneapolis-Tours  at Sister Cities Day 2012

The Minneapolis-Tours Sister City Association invites you to join us for the fifth annual Sister Cities Day Celebration, an Aquatennial event highlighting our city’s global connections, Sunday, July 15 from
1-5 p.m. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.

Designed to further cultural understanding and greater awareness of Minneapolis’s ten sister cities, this free family friendly afternoon includes refreshments, live entertainment and the opportunity to learn more about our city’s global connections. (And yes, it is air conditioned!)

Hotel de Ville, Tours

This year, Songs of Hope, an international performing arts summer camp that attracts young people ages 10+ from around the world, will open the event with a short concert at 1 p.m. Sister Cities Day is sponsored by the Meet Minneapolis Global Partnership Program.

Sister Cities International is an organization started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 to foster people-to-people citizen diplomacy and promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. The Minneapolis Sister City program was established in 1961 with Santiago, Chile and has since expanded to include nine more cities- Cuernavaca, Mexico; Eldoret, Kenya; Harbin, China; Ibaraki City, Japan; Kuopio, Finland; Novosibirsk, Russia; Tours, France; Uppsala, Sweden and Najaf, Iraq.

Last year, more than 600 people helped us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Minneapolis-Tours partnership! We invite you to join us on July 15 to find out more on how you can help further global connections between our city and others around the


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