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October 25 – Obon Society Presents

You're invited to a free presentation by Rev and Keiko Ziak, Co-Founders of the Obon Society. The Final Chapter of WWII: Building a World of Peace, Trust and Friendship from the Ashes of War Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:00pm-4:30pm Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room Tuesday, October 25, 2016… Continue reading October 25 – Obon Society Presents

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Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Omihachiman - Japan

Yuka Oba, Ballerina Speaks at J-Chat

On Monday, June 6th, J-Chat hosted Grand Rapids Ballet ballerina, Yuka Oba, to speak about her work, life and experiences performing all over the world. Those who attended were able to ask questions and practice speaking in Japanese. To learn more about Yuka, read her biography on the Grand Rapids Ballet webpage. J-Chat takes place… Continue reading Yuka Oba, Ballerina Speaks at J-Chat

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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… Continue reading Celebration of Cities Fundraising Dinner

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Christmas at the Gardens

Debuting this past Christmas season and on display at the Fred Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park through January 3, 2016 were famous landmarks from our five Sister Cities. All models were made of natural woodland items like wood, moss, stones, nuts, and leaves. These models were new this year to the Gardens and were an astonishing… Continue reading Christmas at the Gardens

Omihachiman - Japan

Delegates Sought for Michigan / Shiga Goodwill Mission

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** February 13, 2015 Contact:        Kathee McDonald mcdon288@gmail.com 517.388.1308 Goodwill Mission Celebrates Sister State Relationship, Delegates Sought Lansing, MI – Since 1968, the State of Michigan has enjoyed a sister state relationship with Shiga Prefecture in Japan. The purpose of this relationship is to unite the people of the two… Continue reading Delegates Sought for Michigan / Shiga Goodwill Mission

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Annual Meeting May 21st at McFadden’s

This years Grand Rapids Sister Cities International (GRSCI) annual meeting will be held on May 21st from 5:30 - 7:00pm at McFadden's in downtown Grand Rapids. Come join your fellow GRSCI members for a fun social evening. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar and happy hour specials (1/2 off draft beer and house… Continue reading Annual Meeting May 21st at McFadden’s

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Want to Learn more about GR Sister Cities? Join us on June 3 at UICA

Our annual meeting will be held on Monday, June 3rd from 5:30 t0 7:00pm at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in downtown Grand Rapids. If your interested in learning more about the Sister Cities organization or our five sister cities, this is your opportunity. The agenda will include a brief presentation on our all… Continue reading Want to Learn more about GR Sister Cities? Join us on June 3 at UICA

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Grand Rapids Sister Cities Annual Meeting – June 3 at UICA

Our annual meeting will be held on Monday, June 3rd from 5:30 t0 7:00pm at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in downtown Grand Rapids. If your interested in learning more about the Sister Cities organization or our five sister cities, this is your opportunity. The agenda will include a brief presentation on our all… Continue reading Grand Rapids Sister Cities Annual Meeting – June 3 at UICA