Redlands Sister Cities
Student Exchange Program
The Redlands Sister Cities Association is now accepting applications from students who are currently attending high school in Redlands, or who are between the ages of 14 through 19, to visit Redlands’ sister city of Hino, Japan.
The home stay/visitation will be for approximately12 days, leaving around June 15, 2015 and returning around June 28, depending on airline reservations. During this time, students will be staying with host families, participating in the city’s cultural activities, and traveling to some historic sites in the country.
Along with the application, students must submit an essay of 500 words or more about why they would like to visit Japan. The tentative cost per student will be approximately $2400, which will cover airfare, railway transportation, and other expenses. The student and his or her family are responsible for the cost; however the Redlands Sister Cities Association will assist students in organizing fundraisers and applying for scholarship funds to help defer some of the costs. Students who are accepted into the program will need to join sister cities (a two year membership of $20 per year) and participate in activities before and after the trip.
The students selected will be required to attend orientation meetings and participate in fundraising activities prior to the departure date. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 6, 2015. Students will be notified of their selection shortly thereafter. Applications will be available on line at: www.redlandssistercities.com or at the counselors’ offices at each of the Redlands’ high schools.
Please call/email Roy Cencirulo, Redlands Sister Cities President at 909-798-0939, if there are any questions. Email address is: email@example.com
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Redlands Sister Cities Association and the University Campus Diversity and Inclusion are sponsoring a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at the University of Redlands, Casa Loma room, on Nov. 1st from 10 AM to 1PM. There will be Folklorico dancing and vocal performances as well as over 10 arts and crafts activities . Family altars will be on display. Call Carol 909-793-9919 (English) or Anna 909-792-4977 (English and Spanish) for more information or if you would like to help.
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By Kristina Hernandez, Redlands Daily Facts
POSTED: 07/25/14, 11:22 PM PDT
REDLANDS >> Esri’s Dave Byers led a group of students from Hino, Japan, through the company’s headquarters on Friday, pointing out how GIS technology is helping shape the world.
“It’s not just about the technology, but how you use it effectively. And we always try to make (our software) easier and easier to use,” he told the small group while Redlander Kiyoko McDonald translated.
About eight students from Hino, their chaperones and their host families were led through the large campus, taking in the scenery and information.
To provide a more intimate look, groups of three were led by an Esri employee with a translator.
Friday’s visit was one of many activities planned for Hino students through the Redlands Sister Cities Association.
For decades, Redlands and Hino have been sister cities and their relationship continues to grow.
The relationship between the two cities was founded in 1963 — a year after the association was founded.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partnership, members of the association — including McDonald, who hails from Hino — traveled to the city from overseas for a visit.
This year, it was Hino’s turn to come to the United States.
The group arrived on Wednesday and met with host families after traveling to Redlands from Los Angeles International Airport.
On Thursday, the group met with city officials for photo opportunities and a tour of the Redlands Police Department’s Park Avenue station and the Fire Department’s Station One. They also visited Redlands Municipal Airport.
Friday’s activities included the Esri tour and a visit to the University of Redlands.
A party was to be held in the evening at the home of Roy Cencirulo, president of the Redlands Sister Cities Association.
Activities continue through Aug. 4 and include shopping and trips to theme parks.
Esri’s relationship with Hino is a strong one.
In addition to being one of the company’s customers, Esri Japan’s president is from Hino.
Friday’s tour gave the group a small glimpse into the world of GIS. But Byers, whose job title is Esri international manager, Asia and Pacific, is hopeful they will want to know more in the future and look to the company for answers.
“I think what I wanted to give them is not so much a look at the technology, which is fascinating to me, but the real value of GIS,” he said. “There’s intelligence and great power in analysis and visualization. But that doesn’t tell us when the next 100-year weather event will hurt my town and how to protect natural resources or how do I best serve underprivileged kids. For that you need GIS.”
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On 5/1/2014 Redlands Sister Cities has had the same logo for the last 5 years and has now updated it to more colorful globe. You can see the new logo here for the first time, all comments are welcome, please tell us what you think.
Join the Redlands Sister City Association will be holding the Annual meeting in downtown Redlands on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 starting at 3:00pm until 5:00pm. We would like to invite everyone to come and see our main points of Culture, Diversity, Community, and International Friendship. There will be Indonesian food cuisine, drinks “Tumpeng” and cultural dancing.
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A group of 27 people visited Olvera Street in Los Angeles Feb. 8, on a trip organized by the Redlands Sister Cities Association.
The group met at the San Bernardino Metrolink station and took the train to Union Station in Los Angeles. From Union Station, they walked to Olvera Street to meet two tour guides. The walking tours of Olvera Street explored the 44acre pa rk in the oldest section of Los Angeles, including historical buildings, plazas, the Mexican market, murals and museums.
Participants learned the history of the area and its part in the beginnings of Los Angeles.
After the guided tours, participants explored the area on their own, visited museums, ate at restaurants, shopped at the Mexican market and watched Andean dancers.
For information about Redlands Sister Cities Association, visit redlandssistercities. com/ Source: Redlands Sister Cities Association
Redlands Daily Facts 03/04/2014, Page A05
Members and guests of Redlands Sister Cities Association take a guided tour of Olvera Street in Los Angeles. In the background is a mural by Leo Politi.
27 people joined Redlands Sister Cities Association on a field trip to Olvera Street on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. A good time was had by all as they took the Metrolink to Union Station and then walked to meet our 2 tour guides. We learned the history of the area as well its part in the beginnings of Los Angeles. Afterwards everyone explored the area, visited various museums, ate at local restaurants, shopped the Mexican markets and watched the Andean dancers.
Redlands Sister Cities Association (RSCA) is sponsoring a Metrolink trip to Olvera Street on Saturday, February 8th. A 1 – 1½ hour guided walking tour of Olvera Street will explore the 44 acre park. We will learn about its historical buildings, outdoor plazas, world famous Mexican market and beautiful murals and museums.
After the tour, you are free to visit, shop and dine on your own before returning to San Bernardino. Cost is $12 for RSCA members, $20 for non-members and includes a Metrolink ticket and the guided tour. Reservations are required and are limited in number.
Deadline is Saturday, February 1st. We will meet at the San Bernardino Metrolink station at 8 AM. To make reservations, please call Carol (909) 953-0460.
REDLANDS» Sandra Perez of Highland kept a watchful eye on her son, Nickolas, as he took a washable Crayola marker to a blank canvas shaped as a mask Saturday at a Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the University of Redlands.
The 6-year-old was careful with his selection of colors as he used a mix of browns, reds, yellows and oranges to create his craft to take home.
Dozens followed Nickolas’ lead and created a number of items to take home honoring and celebrating the holiday, which translates in English to Day of the Dead.
The traditional Mexican holiday, which honors loved ones who have died, is celebrated in Mexico on three consecutive days — Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2.
The Redlands Sister Cities Association, along with the university’s Campus Diversity and Inclusion and MEChA, hosted the event in the Casa Loma Room Saturday was the second time the association has held the celebration.
Perez, originally from Mexico, said it was important for her son to get in touch with their family’s culture and enrich his heritage.
“It’s very exciting,” Perez said as she, Nickolas and husband Francisco made their way to another station at the event. “I saw a flier (about the event) at Trader Joe’s, and I’m going to promote it actually, because it’s awesome for the kids and families.”
Carrie Buchen agreed.
The Redlands resident — who just recently moved to the area with her family — learned about the event from her nephew who attends the Norton Space and Aeronautics Academy in San Bernardino.
“It’s really cool and quite interesting,” she said as she helped her 4-year-old son, August, put together a playdough skeleton. “We really like the altars.”
One of the highlights of Saturday’s celebration was St. Mary’s Ballet Folklorico of Redlands, which performed traditional Mexican dances to dozens who captured the action on their phones or digital cameras.
Lowa Anderson, second vice president of the Redlands Sister Cities Association, said praised the event.
“It’s important for the families, from the ones I’ve been talking to, to understand all cultures,” she said. “A lot of schoolteachers have brought their schoolchildren here because they want to understand culture and that’s why we’re here.
“It’s healthy for children to come and see this.”
Students from both the university and Redlands High School donated their time to Saturday’s effort.
Redlands Daily Facts 11/03/2013
By Kristina Hernandez
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