Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc.

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Upcoming Cambodian Community Events

Cambodia Town Festival 2014• April 6, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm. Cambodia Town, Inc. will host the Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival at Mac Arthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St. Parade spectators are invited to continue with the fun at the Festival which will showcase Cambodian traditional and classical dances, a Khmer Kickboxing demonstration, and authentic Khmer cuisine. For more information, log on to: www.cambodiatown.org

• April 6, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm. Cambodian Coordinating Council will host the Cambodian New Year Parade which will march on East Anaheim Street through the heart of Cambodia Town, starting at Junipero and ending at Mac Arthur Park at Dawson. For more information or sponsorship details, log on to: www.cam-cc.org

• April 19, 2014,9 am - 4 pm. Cambodian Coordinating Council will host the annual Cambodian New Year Celebration at El Dorado Park, Area III. Entertainment will include: Cambodian dances, classical and modern music, hip hop, and comedy. A multitude of Cambodian and other Asian foods will be available for purchase. For more information or sponsorship details, log on to: www.cam-cc.org

11/14/2013 - Long Beach Sister City delegation to Yokkaichi

A delegation of 7 Long Beach representatives traveled to Yokkaichi, Japan to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City. Although briefly delayed by a typhoon they arrived in Yokkaichi on October 8th, 2013. Formal meetings were held with Mayor Tanaka and the City Assembly. An official reception was held at the Miyako Hotel in Yokkaichi which was attended by more than 100 citizens and officials of Yokkaichi including form Mayors.

Mike Vaughn, who lead the delegation was granted a Special Honorary Citizen Award for his contributions to the Sister City relationship. The Long Beach delegation grave large replica of the Queen Mary to the City of Yokkaichi as a memento of the 50 years of cooperation.

The delegation visited with local businesses, art councils and museum while in Yokkaichi. A visit to the Ise Shrine which is celebration a special 20 year transformation was included along with a tour by the curator of the shrine. After an event filled 10 days, a farewell party was held which was attended by many of the citizens who had taken part in the events. Along with Taiko drums and other entertainment, Aki Vaughn, a member of the Long Beach delegation, was the hit of the entertainment as she sang for the friends and guest who attended.

The delegation returned to Long Beach on October 23rd to prepare for the arrival of the Yokkaichi delegation who were coming to Long Beach to complete the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

11/13/2013 - Long Beach Delegation Visits Manta Ecuador

Long Beach Delegation Visits Manta Ecuador to Provide Rescue Equipment and Guidance for Ecuador's 1st National Lifeguard Training Academy.  LB-Manta Sister City President Paul Dunning and MSC member Rodney Williamson display gifits from Manta's Mayor Jaime Estrada Bonilla.  These gifts are replicas of the original royal chair of power on exhibit in Museo Centro Cultural de Manta. More...