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Little Rock Sister Cities Commission Foundation Hosting Spring Event

»Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

On April 24th, the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission Foundation will be holding a Send-Off Fundraising Reception for the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Program (YLP). The reception is a drop by event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Gaylia and Gene Fortson. Tickets are $50 per person, and other sponsorship levels are available! Please see the Spring Event Flyer for more...

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CNN Travel: 10 reasons to love Kaohsiung

»Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

By Hiufu Wong 14 January, 2014 For too long, Kaohsiung has been known to the world as Taiwan‘s largest port city — it’s time to give attention-craving Kaohsiung the love it deserves. Taiwan’s biggest night market, sexiest restaurant and coolest metro station — these are just some of the superlatives to heap upon Kaohsiung. As lifelong Kaohsiunger and radio DJ Hugo Wu tells CNN: “The weather is almost always good, the pace of life is slow and the city is free. Who would want to leave Kaohsiung?” Biggest night market in Southeast Asia Always colorful, always up late. Kaisyuan or Jin-Zuan? It’s been the hottest debate in Kaohsiung since last summer. The rivalry between Kaisyuan and Jin-Zuan — two adjacent...

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LITTLE ROCK AND CHANGCHUN WIN THE 2014 U.S. CHINA SISTER CITIES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

City of Little Rock Public Relations Office (501) 371-4421 Media Releases Contact(s):Megha Swamy | Sister Cities International FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, January 14, 2014 LITTLE ROCK AND CHANGCHUN WIN THE 2014 U.S. CHINA SISTER CITIES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD WASHINGTON, D.C. – Little Rock and Changchun have won Sister Cities International’s 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Award in the “Community Involvement” category. The U.S.-China Sister Cities Awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding U.S.-China sister city programs and their contribution in building strong people-to-people ties between the two countries.   Little Rock and Changchun are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their sister city partnership in 2014. Over the...

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Dragon Boat Exhibition – Limited Spots Available

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Dragon Boat Exhibition Race Celebrates 30th Year of Sister City Partnership With Kaohsiung, Taiwan Limited Number of Spots Available for Teams to Participate on Authentic Dragon Boats LITTLE ROCK, AR. The colorful origins of dragon-boat racing date back 2,300 years, and that rich history will provide the setting as the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission marks its 30-year partnership with Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in a benefit race being held on the Arkansas River. The exhibition race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Little Rock Yacht Club, which is located at 3 Yacht Club Drive off of Pinnacle Valley Road. Team practices will be held from noon to 1 p.m. with races following from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams from each of the races and...

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Watch Party

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Traditional English Breakfast and Drinks at Hibernia Irish Tavern Newcastle Officials to Also Make Presentations at High Schools and Explore Future Cultural Exchanges While in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, AR. The storied rivalry between English Premier League soccer clubs Newcastle United and Sunderland is one of the most intense feuds in sports dating all the way back to 1883 –– and soccer fans are invited to experience that passion with some visiting fans from Newcastle at a special Sunday-morning watch party hosted by the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission. Soccer fans in central Arkansas can get an authentic taste of the passion this game brings out at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, as the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission welcomes an official delegation...

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Sale of Custom, Hand-Crafted Saddle to Benefit Sister Cities Youth Program

»Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Mr. Robert “Jack” Webb generously donated this custom, hand-crafted saddle to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission. Each of his designs is one-of-a-kind and made from the finest materials (see details below). The estimated value is $5,000 and includes the stand. At Mr. Webb’s request, proceeds will support the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Program. This is an annual program that immerses a group of exemplary high school students in an array of community and local government services through an intense series of workshops. Their work is capped off by traveling to one of Little Rock’s five sister cities. This year’s class will travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan for a week as “Youth Ambassadors”. For more information, please contact Bryan Barnhouse,...

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