Explore all of Columbia’s sister cities without leaving Columbia at April 22 event

March 16, 2018

MARCH 16, 2018 — You don’t need to dip deep into your bank account to explore all of Columbia’s sister cities. Instead, come do your globetrotting at The Mall in Columbia on Sunday, April 22 at an event spotlighting the cultures of China, France, Ghana, Haiti and Spain.

“Explore Columbia’s Sister Cities: 5 Countries in 4 Hours” is an afternoon of music, dance and other performances, as well as table displays. It will be held from 1-5pm at the Lord & Taylor lower level court at the mall, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The event features Columbia’s four sister cities — Cergy-Pontoise, France; Tema, Ghana; Cap-Haitien, Haiti; and Tres Cantos, Spain — plus Liyang, China, which has been proposed to become Columbia’s fifth sister city.

During the event, visitors can discover what a sister city is and what opportunities each sister city relationship offers to local residents. In between performances, visitors can speak with representatives from the various sister city committees, explore the different cultures, learn about local events, discover travel opportunities for youth and adults, and find out how to participate. Hosting someone from one of Columbia’s sister cities during exchange visits or joining one of the sister city advisory committees can be a rewarding experience.

This event is sponsored by The Mall in Columbia and organized by Columbia Association’s (CA) International Exchange and Multicultural Programs; CA creates and manages the sister city relationships for Columbia. CA also develops multicultural programs for the community such as the World Languages Café, CultureFests, and the International Book Club. For more information, visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/multicultural or call 410-715-3162.

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