Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Ga District - Ghana, Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Omihachiman - Japan, Perugia - Italy, Zapopan - Mexico

Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International invites you to join them for a celebration of building bridges and connecting with people from all of our sister cities across the world. This festive evening will feature multicultural entertainment including Japanese children dancers and a Polish accordion player as well as a silent auction. An ethnically diverse dinner highlighting your choice of Yakitori Chicken, Roasted Salmon or Grilled Eggplant, will be served around 6:30pm. Cash bar and silent auction will be open throughout the evening.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:30 – 9:00 pm

The Ballroom @ City Flats Hotel
83 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI

All proceeds help fund projects that promote understanding and mutual respect through exchanges in culture, art, education, and community development with our fiver sister cities. For more information about our upcoming projects read our annual meeting report, or contact us.

Omihachiman, Japan
Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Perugia, Italy
The Ga District, Ghana
Zapopan, Mexico

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“Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned a network that would be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. By forming these relationships, President Eisenhower reasoned that people from different cultures could understand, appreciate, and celebrate their differences while building partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.” (