Izumi art exchange
Bloomington Sister City Organization has exchanged student art work with Izumi City, Japan for many years.The Izumi student's art work was displayed at Bloomington City Hall and at the Taste of Japan dinner and fundraiser.
Judging the art were Bloomington Mayor Winstead, Bloomington Schools Supertindent Les Fujitake, BSCO President Joe Waldoch, and President of the Bloomington Visitors and Convention Bureau Bonnie Carlson. The winners art is displayed on the left (click on the slideshow to see full screen).
Taste of Japan Fundraiser
Bloomington Sister City Organization's annual fundraiser, Taste of Japan was held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Minneapolis/Bloomington Hilton Hotel. It was a resounding success, thanks to all those that helped, performed, or atttended!
The event featured games, awards and a silent aution. Entertainers included the St. Olaf College's Taiko Drum Group, Japanese Authentic Flute player, Leo Hansen and Sansei Yonsei Kai Dance Group.
Marathon delegates travelled to Japan
The Izumi International Exchange Association (IIEA--our sister organization in Japan) hosted four runners who competed in the Senshu Marathon held in Izumi City, Japan on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
Congratulations to Jennifer Johnson, Jaclyn Swords, Brian Melendez and Kelly Brinkman. Check out pictures and race results here.
BSCO is sending a student delegation to Japan this summer
BSCO is currently planning a student delegation to Izumi City, Japan. Students will stay with host families and travel the region with the help the IIA. BSCO is incredibly thankful to the Donaldson Foundation for their generous $10,000 donation to help underwrite much of the cost of the student delegation. Learn more here.
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