About The Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society
The Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society was founded in 1981 to enhance awareness and development between Quesnel and the sister city of Shiraoi on Hokkaido, Japan. Cross-cultural exchanges occur with a Shiraoi delegation visiting Quesnel on even years and a Quesnel delegation visiting Shiraoi on odd years. The delegation from Quesnel is open to all citizens. Students are encouraged and sponsored financially by the society to become youth delegates.
Shiraoi House, located in LeBourdais Park, was opened in 2004 to honour the twinning relationship between the City of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada and its sister city, Shiraoi Town, Hokkaido, Japan.
Day to day operation of Shiraoi House is managed by the Quesnel-Shiraoi Twinning Society. Shiraoi House is open to the public at certain times and also available for private rentals. The Twinning Society operates a gift shop with many Japanese items for sale. The gift shop is open during regular open house times.
Five elementary schools: Barlow Creek, Bouchie Lake, Carson, Lakeview and Richbar; and three high schools: Maple Drive, Correlieu and Quesnel Secondary are twinned with schools in Shiraoi.
Shiraoi youth are adult delegations have brought Japanese culture to Quesnel through dance presentations, courses in Japanese writing, Ikebana and the Tea Ceremony.
Email: Diane Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org
690 Gray Ave, Quesnel, BC V2J 5W3
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