About Sister Cities
The City of Richmond has established important ties and relationships with three Cities as part of the Sister City Program.
In addition, the City has signed a Friendship City Agreement with the following city:
- Qingdao, China Friendship City established April 21, 2008
Richmond's Sister City Program
|Wakayama Student Exchange to Richmond – May 2016|
|2016 Sister-Friendship Youth Table Tennis Tournament |
Xiamen, Qingdao and Richmond– July 2016
- develop a broad base of activity for Sister City relationships in which many people and organizations in the community participate through planned and on-going contact; and
- engage the Richmond community and its Sister Cities in projects and exchanges that promote cultural awareness and joint learning opportunities.
Promoting Cultural Awareness
Sister City relationships can promote understanding and appreciation through projects that build cross-cultural awareness.
Promoting Joint Learning Opportunities
Sister City relationships can create partnerships through which communities can creatively learn, work and solve problems together through reciprocal educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.
Sister City Advisory Committee
|Salmon Festival Parade – July 2015|
Vacancies on the Sister Committee are advertised. Applications are reviewed by City staff and a list of applicants is presented to Council for its consideration. Council appoints the successful applicants to the Committee.
Please see our Sister City Committee - Terms of Reference for details.
Annual Activity Reports
Annual activity reports provide a summary of the Sister City activities.
2016 Sister City Activity Report
2015 Sister City Activity Report
2014 Sister City Activity Report
2013 Sister City Activity Report
2012 Sister City Activity Report
2011 Sister City Activity Report