A small delegation arrived from Shiraoi, Japan, Sept. 4 and were greeted by some of the Quesnel/ Shiraoi Twinning Society members. The group drove from Whistler to Quesnel then stayed a few days. Their visit was brief but delightful. Always nice to meet new people as well as seeing familiar faces.
On Wednesday Sept. 5 Quesnel/ Shiraoi Twinning members had a tasty pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Quesnel/ Shiraoi House and welcomed the small delegation. There was Canadian and Japanese food to share with all. City Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg made a presentation to the delegation. Three of the delegates had been in Quesnel before and they were showing three new ladies around B.C. and Alberta. This sight-seeing tour included Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel as well as Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff before returning to Shiraoi, Japan.
Society members are striving as a twinning society to help teach about Japanese culture and keep our doors open at Quesnel/ Shiraoi House. This twinning society is actively keeping communication open with our sister city Shiraoi, Japan and we’re proud to be the most active and longest twinning groups for the past 31 years.
For information call Quesnel/ Shiraoi House, 250-992-6532 and leave a message.
–submitted by Diane Graham