Mildura Weekly : Friday August 26 Vol 10 No 42
NEWS 19 FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU SUNRAYSIA secondary school students met a group of their Japanese counterparts this week as part of a visit to the region by pu- pils and delegates from Mildura’s sister city Kumatori. Continuing a biennial cultural exchange program that started in 1984, the 12 Japa- nese students and five delegates, including Kumatori Mayor, Toshiji Fujihara, spent this week getting acquainted with their sister city, starting with a visit to Chaffey Second- ary College on Monday morning. The students and delegates were given an official welcome by the school, as well as a traditional Welcome to Country by several Sunraysia Koori students to get their week under way. Other stop-offs this week included the Mildura Arts Centre, Pine Plains Lodge, Wy- perfeld National Park, Mildura and District Aboriginal Services and a tour through Ol- am’s almond facility at Carwarp. The delegation will round out the week with a farewell dinner at the Mildura Golf Club tonight. Sister city relationship endures the test of time • CITY SISTERS: Chaffey Secondary College student Lily McAliece, 13, with Kumatori student Mikoto Nishio, 15, TOP LEFT. Mikoto stayed with Lily’s family during her visit. • RIGHT: Sunraysia’s Willie Hanna plays the didgeridoo as part of the Koori welcome for the Kumatori delegation. • TOP RIGHT: Chaffey Secondary College principal ,Patricia Noonan, is presented with a gift from Kumatori Mayor Toshiji Fujihara, RIGHT. • ABOVE: Claudia Tatchell, Tayla Muir and Victoria Van Schie perform the Welcome to Country.
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