A group of citizen exchange students from Saint-Laurent, QC are in Lethbridge for a week-long visit as part of the official twin-city relationship between the two communities.
Saint-Laurent and Lethbridge entered into a formal city-to-city twinning arrangement in 1967 as part of a Canadian Centennial project to promote cultural and social relationships. The 49 year exchange has played a positive role in cementing relations between Eastern and Western Canada. Exchanges occur annually, alternating between senior citizens and students.
The Saint-Laurent delegation of five students arrived in Lethbridge on June 29 and will return home on July 6. The visitors, including Saint-Laurent City Councillor Francesco Miele, are being hosted by their exchange counterparts in Lethbridge. The Lethbridge student group along with Councillors Jeff Carlson and Liz Iwaskiw will be visiting Saint-Laurent, a borough of Montreal, later this summer.
Activities planned for the exchange guests during their visit have included a night out at Evergreen Golf, Canoeing and Kayaking at Park Lake, a day trip to Waterton followed by the Canada Day ball game and fireworks, a guided tour of the Galt Museum with ghost stories, Helen Schuler Nature Centre visit, a day trip to the Royal Tyrrell museum and a tour of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens.
For more information, contact:
Kristen Schindel, Saint-Laurent Exchange Coordinator