On July 7, the city of Mississauga will celebrate 40 years of friendship with its sister city, Kariya, in Japan. The two cities marked their twinning for the first time in 1981 and will celebrate this milestone with a virtual ceremony.
“We are honored and delighted to mark this milestone with our sister city, Kariya, Japan. The twinning has brought our two countries closer together in many ways, ”said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The cultural and economic opportunities brought to Mississauga through our twinning have helped us grow into the thriving global city that we are today. We are proud to have a world class city like Kariya as our sister city and I look forward to another 40 years of friendship.
What: Mississauga and Kariya’s 40th anniversary virtual celebratione sister city birthday
- Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
- The mayor of Kariya, Takeshi Inagaki
- Consul General of Japan in Toronto Sasayama Takuya
- Ward 6 Mississauga Councilor and recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays Award, Ron Starr
- Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion
- Chairman of Kariya City Council, Mr. Kohichi Toyama
- Presidents of the Mississauga and Kariya Friendship Associations
When: Wednesday July 7, 2021, 8 p.m.
Or: City of Mississauga YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/cityofmississauga
The celebration will also include an exchange of virtual gifts between the two cities as well as a musical performance by Mississauga artists Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine of River North.
The sister city of Mississauga’s friendship with Kariya offers unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities for the city’s students, businesses and staff. This partnership also improves the City’s global reputation and business. Over 100 Japanese companies now contribute to Mississauga’s local economy.
For more information on the Mississauga sister cities program, visit mississauga.ca/sistercity.
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