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Ushiku Information Session

Public Service Announcement

Post Date:03/02/2017

Whitehorse – This year marks the 32nd anniversary of our Sister City Exchange with Ushiku, Japan.

This summer, Ushiku youth ambassadors and their adult chaperones will be visiting Whitehorse. We are seeking families to host these special visitors for 10 days from July 21 to 31.

Anyone interested in learning more is invited to our Host Family Information Session at Shipyards Park in the Frank Slim Building on Thursday, March 16 from 7-8 pm.

Host families will enjoy showcasing Whitehorse and sharing their cultural practices with their visitors. Host teens are invited to join in all the exciting activities which will be offered to the Ushiku students.

Online application forms are well as further information is available at www.whitehorse.ca/japan

The Sister City Exchange Program began in 1985, providing opportunities for Whitehorse student ambassadors and adult chaperones to visit Ushiku, Japan. In turn families in Whitehorse host Japanese students every other year as the program alternates. Students and chaperones must cover airfare and spending money while meals and accommodation are covered by host families.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Agar at 668-8660 or email lindsay.agar@whitehorse.ca.