Izumi Delegation arrives in August

The delegation of 10 high school and college students and 2 chaperones will be here from August 4th through the 17th, 2014

Host families spend time with students on weeknights and weekends.

2014 Taste of Japan dinner: a big success
The Bloomington Sister City Organization's largest and most important fundraiser, Taste of Japan, took place Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Boulevard West.

We were very pleased by the turnout, it was fun to see everyone take part in the auction, heads-and-tails game and the entertainment.

Kite Day 
Mark your calendar for Saturday May 17th, for the annual Kite Day celebration.  Note that the event is not the first Saturday in May as it has been in years past.  The hope is that the weather will be bit more cooperative.  Bring your kids, or grandkids and have a blast!
Free kites will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Longtime supporter and board member Kodo Kawamura has passed away
Kodo was involved with the Bloomington Sister City Organization from the very beginning back in 1993.  His humor and enthusiasm will be missed, as will his photographic skills. 

Per the  obituary: "In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Bloomington Sister City Organization"  If you would like to donate to the Bloomington Sister City Organization, you may mail a check to the BSCO at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

BSCO hosts sumo wrestling booth at Heritage Days
Bloomington's 4th annual Heritage Days Festival will have a fun event sponsored by the BSCO.  Come and watch, or put on a suit!  Either way it will be a 'ton of fun'!

2 Marathon runners from Japan this year
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship with Izumi, the BSCO will host 2 runners from Japan this year as they compete in the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday October 6th.   
Check out BSCO's Video

The video outlines BSCO's history, purpose and delegation experiences.