Sister City Christmas Trees

Many countries celebrate a winter holiday of one fashion or another. Although not all of our sister cities celebrate Christmas, five trees, (on public display at the DECC through December), pay tribute to, and honor the city of Duluth’s enduring relationships with Isumi-Shi ~ Japan, Petrozavodsk ~ Russia, Thunder Bay ~ Canada, Växjö ~ Sweden, and new this year, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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UMD Play “White Baby”

By Swedish Author, Sophia Fréden

First of all, thank you to each of you for being a representative of Duluth Sister Cities International at the performances of “White Baby.” It is stated in the program, posters and all publicity, that this play is presented in honor of the 25th anniversary of Duluth’s Sister City relationship with Växjö, Sweden. Your main responsibility is to be available in the theater lobby to answer any questions about DSCI and to promote the organization. This show is being produced in the Dudley Experimental Theatre. You get there by walking down the hallway to the left of Marshall Performing Arts Center. Outside of the Experimental theater, I will have set up the USA and Swedish flags, there will be a table with our DSCI pull up banner and there will be a stack of our DSCI promotional/membership brochures, which you can give to interested folks. All of the shows are at 7:30 p.m. The exception is the Sunday show, which is at 2 p.m. I would suggest that we are available in the lobby a half-hour before the shows begin and during intermission. I assume that you will want to see the show on the date that you are on DSCI duty, and I would urge you to call the UMD Theatre box office (726-8561) and order your tickets as soon as possible, because this is a relatively small theater.

Schedule for DSCI representatives at each performance:

  • 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 1, Leonore Baeumler & Yvonne Wakeley
  • Fri. Nov. 2, Yvonne Wakeley
  • Sat. Nov. 3, Cherie Sawinski
  • 2:00 p.m. Sun. Nov. 4, Jane Wattrus
  • 7:30 p.m. Tues. Nov. 6, Leona Krieg
  • Wed. Nov. 7, Nancy Lahti
  • Thurs. Nov. 8, Barb Russ
  • Fri. Nov. 9, Glenn Peterson
  • Sat. Nov. 10, Mike Nordin

If you have any questions, please call me, Glenn Peterson at 728-5285.

25 Years of Sister Cities Celebration Dinner

June 2012

Duluth Sister Cities is celebrating 25 years of sister cities relations with Petrozavodsk, Russia and Växjö Sweden. Please join us for an official dinner featuring Ambassador of Sweden to the US, Jonas Hafström, and a performance by the Russian folk group Belozer’e. This will be an amazing event, and DSCI hopes that you can make it to celebrate 25 years of sister city relationship with Duluth’s first sister cities!

SEATING IS LIMITED: Please respond by Monday June 25th, 2012

When:
Friday June 29th, 2012

Where:
Northland Country Club
3701 E Superior St.

Schedule:
5:30 PM –
Social Hour & Silent Auction
6:15-6:50 PM -Welcome, remarks by Ambassador Hafström and Mayor Ness
7:00 PM – Dinner
8:00-9:00 PM – Show “northern Beauty” by the group Belozer’e.

Cost:
$40 per Person

Make checks payable to Duluth Sister Cities
Contact Info Here

 

A Foreign Affair Gala October 2011

This was Duluth Sister Cities 4th annual Gala Event, which was a spectacular, multi-cultural evening that featured international cuisine and the music of our sister city Växjö’s Glitterband . Glitterband played disco tunes and the music of ABBA to entertain all that attended. The event also included a silent auction, live auction, a complimentary martini bar thanks to Aces on 1st, and a 4 course gourmet meal that featured foods from Asia, Sweden, and Canada.

Dancing with the Czars Gala May of 2010

This was an amazing Gala event held my (DSCI) Duluth Sister Cities International! It featured a cocktail hour, live action, silent action, dinner, the astounding Russian ballroom dancing group “Rhythm” for entertainment, and much more. Rhythm is famous for their dancing ability in the Russian North-West and has their home in our sister city Petrozavodsk.

Dancing with the Czars was the 3rd annual Gala event for Duluth Sister Cities, and at the time both communities, Petrozavodsk and Duluth, were celebrating 23 years of sister city relationship. Another great way (DSCI) Duluth Sister Cities International has brought our beautiful communities together.

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