Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association promote and enhance the sister city relationship between the Cities of Kelowna and Kasugai in Japan.

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Cathy_JennensWelcome to the Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association website. We are excited about this website because it will give us the opportunity to show the citizens of both Kelowna and Kasugai, Japan what the association does inside the communities. I look forward to sharing the history, the exchange of ideas, culture, education, and events relating to the celebration and concerns of our two cities. We have strong ties and work together to bring awareness of each other's culture to the people of both cities by way of school exchanges, cultural exchanges, civic exchanges, and more. Enjoy our website and please feel free to join our association if anything interests you.

newJapanese Beginner Level 1

Instructor: Chris Maxwell
3975 Gordon Drive in Mission Sportsfields. Turn left at the Mission Softball Complex beside the Dog Park. It is the green-roofed building between the ballfields. Class is held upstairs. (no wheelchair access)

Ever thought of learning Japanese but didn't know where to start? It can seem daunting at first, but certain study habits can make learning the language easy and fun. Learn the basics of reading and writing Japanese and some useful expressions. We'll also explore Japanese life, culture, and geography along the way! A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Begin your journey with this class. Age: 13Y and up

W 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Sep 30-Nov 4
Fee: $92.10

Location: Kinsmen Media Centre
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 Upcoming Events   

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Date & Time
December 6th, 2015   1:00 PM-4:00PM
Parkinson Recreation Center
Admission Tickets
$2 per person/ $5 per family


  Previous Events

Kelowna hosted Kasugai Mayor, Futoshi Ito, and a group of delegates from its Japanese sister city.

Kelowna hosted Kasugai Mayor, Futoshi Ito, and a group of delegates from its Japanese sister city from June 6 to June 8.

The delegation included representatives from Kasugai’s City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Sister City Association, Chubu University and the Citizens’ Activity Support Centre.

The visit includes cultural gatherings with members of the local Kelowna Kasugai Sister City Association, familiarization with Kelowna’s Cultural District and newly revitalized Bernard Avenue, a stop at the Farmers’ Market and some wine touring. A group of delegates will also meet with city and Chamber of Commerce officials and tour a number of sites including The Dorchester, H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, Willowbridge Transitional Housing, City Hall and Kasugai Gardens.