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Saint-Lambert, QC et Vernon, BC

Peu le savent mais Saint-Lambert et Vernon, BC sont deux villes-soeurs depuis l'an 2000.

On September 1, 1982, the “International Friendship Committee” was established at a City of Vernon Council meeting with the adoption of a resolution to twin with the City of Modesto, California. In the decades since it is inception, the committee, now known as the Sister Cities Committee has coordinated the twinning of five additional sister cities. From the US to India, Japan, Europe and Eastern Canada, our sister cities offer a diverse opportunity for cultural exchange. Sister Cities (vernon.ca)

Vernon est une ville magnifique localisée dans la vallée de l'Okanagan. Destination Profile (tourismvernon.com)

J'ai contacté M.Tom Ouchi, qui est impliqué dans le comité ville soeurs de Vernon pour commencer à établir des liens entre nos deux villes. Plusieurs opportunités existent: échanges étudiants, travail d'été dans les vergers, échanges culturels, sportifs, etc.

C'est important pour Tom et moi de contribuer à renforcir les liens entre les Canadiens d'un océan à l'autre.

Photo de Tom.

Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

A resident of Vernon is called a “Vernonite”.

The site of the city was discovered by the Okanagan people, a tribe of the Interior Salish people, who initially named the community Nintle Moos Chin, meaning “jumping over the place where the creek narrows”.

Vernon was incorporated as a city on December 30, 1892.

In 2016, Canada’s first inclusive memorial sculpture was installed on the grounds of Vernon Secondary School.

Vernon has “sister city” agreements with the following cities: Anandpur Sahib, India; Frankenburg am Hausruck, Austria; Modesto, United States; Saint-Lambert, Canada; Tavullia, Italy & Tome, Japan.

The Estimated Population of Vernon is 40,116.

Vernon industries are fruit and vegetable packing and canning, leather tanning, logging, and sawmilling.

Vernon is 380 m (1,250 ft) above sea level.

Vernon plays host to the Vernon Winter Carnival, First held in 1961, it is now Western Canada’s largest and North America’s second-largest Winter Carnival.

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