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At the heart of all sister city programs is a twinning agreement, signed by the mayors of each sister city, confirming the commitment of each community to the program. These exchanges promote:
municipal and technical cooperation, and most importantly
economic development opportunities.
Sister cities agree to send and receive delegations of various types, including political and business leaders, arts and cultural representatives, educators and technical experts.
Thunder Bay City Council has established a Twinning Relationship Policy and a Sister Cities Advisory Committee for the purpose of developing mutually beneficial economic and cultural interaction between communities. As economic development is the focus of Thunder Bay’s program, municipal twinning provides an opportunity for both parties.
The City of Thunder Bay currently has four Sister Cities outside of Canada.
Making Connections 2017 - 1st National Sister Cities Forum
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Sister City relationships, consider attending the 1st National Sister Cities Forum on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay. Guest speakers will include Sarah Kerton, John Hannam - City Clerk, Neil Glazman - Duluth Sister Cities, Mayor Dave Canfield from Kenora, ON, and Carolina Rendeiro, Executive Member, Sister Cities International.
For more information and to register, please call Forum Coordinator Kari Chiappetta, 621-6225 or by email email@example.com.
Making Connections 2017, Poster Adobe PDF, 1 page, 600 KB
John Hannam, City Clerk, is the administrative contact for the Committee. For more information about the Sister Cities Program, contact:
Office of the City Clerk
500 Donald St. E
3rd Floor, City Hall
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3