Japanese exchange students in town from sister city Embetsu

By Contributor
August 11th, 2010

 A delegation from Castlegar’s Sister City, Embetsu, Japan will be reunited with their host students from Castlegar on Aug.10. In the summer of 2008, eight Castlegar students, from Grades 7 and 8, travelled with Curt and Yuri Kutschera to Japan,  where they experienced Japanese culture and generosity in person.

Now these Castlegar students will get the chance to return the hospitality by hosting their friends from Japan while showing all that is special about the Castlegar area. The delegation is composed of five students from Grades 7  to 9, along with two group leaders: Mr. Kunibe and Ms.Kanako Oda, a middle school teacher.

Students will be involved in a wide variety of activities including sightseeing, boating, swimming and camping. Students will get a chance to tour the city, visit Robson School, and experience the great outdoors in the Kootenays.
In addition, the delegation will visit Castlegar’s finest at the RCMP station and the Fire Hall. The City of Castlegar will be sponsoring a farewell dinner at the Sandman Inn the final night, where the Japanese can sample Canadian cuisine and visit with local dignitaries.
As with past trips, it is expected that the highlight of the trip will be joining their Canadian host families, who have volunteered their time to make a great week for the Embetsu group!















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