Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: News & Events from DSCI
January 2016
Happy New Year!
Gleðilegt nýtt ár!
መልካም አዲስ ዓመት!
Bonne année!
புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
¡Feliz año nuevo!
שנה טובה!
新年快樂!
Heri ya mwaka mpya!
Felice anno nuovo!
明けましておめでとうございます!
Шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе!
In This Issue
New & Returning Members
Video: DSCI Leading a Global Movement
Coming Events
Celebrate Timkat
Southern Italy Trip
Celebrate Timkat
Committee Meetings
CALLING ALL FRANCOPHILES !

The Denver-Brest Sister City Committee is looking for additional volunteers to participate!
-- Student exchange planning
-- Local cultural event coordination
-- Joint projects between Denver and Brest

Great opportunities for 
transatlantic friendship and 
practicing the French language!

Email brest@denversistercities.org for more information!
GREEN LAKE PARK
KUNMING 
YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA

Yunnan Province and its capital Kunming are home to 26 of China's 56 ethnic minorities, making it the most diverse area of China. This beautiful diversity and associated pride are on display in Green Lake Park, where residents gather daily to dance, sing, and celebrate their cultures.


Green Lake park is an oasis in the middle of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province with a population of approx. 8 million people
Article about dancing in Green Lake Park
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IN LOVING MEMORY
Hing Ryder

Kwai-Hing Ryder, of Littleton, CO, passed away Dec. 8, 2016. A classically trained Cantonese Opera singer, Kwai-Hing performed for, organized, and motivated community service organizations throughout the Denver area as Performing Arts Director of The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, President of the Organization of Chinese Americans, Chair of Denv er-Kunming Sister Cities Committee and Colorado Irish Fes tival. She made the community a better place through love, hard work, kindness, talent, a contagious laugh and selfless devotion. She sang more than she talked, drank more than she ate, loved mahjong, long lunches with friends, sappy movies and the Denver Broncos. She is survived by her husband Jim and many loving step-children and stepgrandchildren in CO and IA and family in Hong Kong. A memorial service will be held at the Three Trees Chapel, 13416 West Arbor Place in Littleton, CO at 12:30pm on Jan. 11, 2017. 
DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL
Board of Directors
Michael Frank, President
Brian Powers, Vice-President
Reggie Vegliante, Treasurer
Jessica Skibo, Historian
Jim Aubrey, At-Large
Debbie Kacik, At-Large
Tesla Miller, At-Large
Manuel Moreno, At-Large
Jason Nagy, At-Large
Derek Okubo, At-Large
Tyler Rauert, At-Large
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Christopher Teed, At-Large
Beth Hendrix, Executive Director

City Leadership Advisory Council
France Addington-Lee, Kunming Co-Chair
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Pani Beigi, Chennai Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming Co-Chair
Chuck Kreiman, Axum Chair
Joseph Odhiambo, Nairobi Chair
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Andrew Thangasamy, Karmiel Chair
Jim Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs
Little Huntress 
Mongolia, Sep. 2016
Photo by Lisa Biancaluna
DENVER SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL
303-832-1336
www.denversistercities.org
info@denversistercities.org
2650 E. 40th Ave.
Denver 80205

DID YOU KNOW?
 
Your Winter Park ski pass allows you to ski in our Friendship City of Akureyri, Iceland!
A SHOUT-OUT TO DSCI's 
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS:
 
Jim Laurie
Jim Aubrey

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE A PART OF OUR GLOBAL FAMILY!
IF YOU'RE NOT YET A MEMBER, 
Click to read article
 
ICYMI: Award-winning video
Denver Sister Cities International: Leading a Global Movement by Bridget Galaty
Denver Sister Cities International: 
Leading a Global Movement
by Bridget Galaty
ANNUAL MEETING
  CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSES OF 2016

SHARE PLANS FOR 2017

INTRODUCE 2017 LEADERSHIP
Thursday, January 12
6pm - 8pm
The Palm Restaurant
1672 Lawrence St. in the Tabor Center
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Thanks to our sponsor
JAY KACIK
STANDING ROOM ONLY
DISC JOCKEY
Don't miss these upcoming events!

Shinnenkai
Japanese celebration of New Year

Sunday, January 22nd
2pm - 6pm
Private residence - click here to request information -- all are welcome!
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Timket
Ethiopian celebration of Epiphany and largest holiday


Sunday, January 29th
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Africana Cafe
5091 E Colfax, Denver
No pre-registration required
Timket celebration in Lalibela
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Setsubun
Japanese welcoming of Spring

In with fortune!
Tuesday, February 7th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sonoda's Aurora
3108 South Parker Road
Register here!
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Chinese New Year Banquet

Year of the Rooster
Sunday, February 12th
4:30 - 8:30
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2825 W. Alameda Ave, Denver
Register here
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Mardi Gras

Benefitting the 
Denver-Brest student exchange!
Friday, February 25th
5:30 - 9:00
DSCI at Geotech
2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Register Here!
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CHASING CHERRY BLOSSOMS
Japan in Spring
April 5 - 18, 2017
Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Takayama
See the Takayama Matsuri Spring Festival
June 4 - 15, 2017
Discover Northwest France
Paris - Giverny - Louviers - Normandy - 
Mont Saint-Michel - Locronan - Quimper 
Brest
Limited to 12 people
Southern Italy Tour --
only a few spaces left!
Basilicata Coast to Coast
May 5 - 15, 2017 
Ten-Day Tour of Potenza and Southern Italy
Trip information here
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info@denversistercities.org to reserve your spot NOW!
MONTHLY COMMITTEE 
GATHERINGS and EVENTS
All events listed are open to the public -- 
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Monday, January 9th, 6:00 - 7:30:  KUNMING; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Tuesday, January 10th, 6:00-7:00pm: KARMIEL ; Bagel Deli, 6439 E Hampden Ave, Denver

Thursday, January 12th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: DSCI ANNUAL MEETING; The Palm Restaurant, 1672 Lawrence St., Denver. Register HERE

Friday, January 13th, 6:00 - 8:00pm BREST ; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Sunday, January 15th, 1:00 - 4:00pm: NAIROBI ; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Tuesday, January 17th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: TAKAYAMA; private residence -- please call the DSCI office at 303-832-1336 for address

Sunday, January 22nd, 2:00 - 6:00pm: SHINNENKAI, Japanese New Year celebration; private residence -- please call the DSCI office at 303-832-1336 for address

The DSCI office will be closed on 
Monday, January 2nd in observance of 
the New Year holiday.