Category Archives: Bellingham Sister Cities Association

Japanese New Years – Shinnenkai – This Weekend January 14th!

A shinnenkai (Japanese 新年会, literally “new year gathering”) is the Japanese tradition of welcoming the arrival of the New Year.  A shinnenkai is a shinnenkaiis their way of getting together to celebrate a new year and to make promises to each other to do their best for this … Continue reading

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A Note From Jeff Purdue About The Master of Asian Cinema Series

I hope everyone had a good summer. As you’ll note from the subject line, I’m now promoting a new film series called Masters of Asian Cinema. As I announced at the final film last year, the Masters of Japanese Cinema … Continue reading

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Chamber Music, Artists, Auction And Great Food – Sign Up Today For The 2016 BSCA Annual Fundraiser

Come join us in a celebration of the diversity of cultures, listen to the beautiful sounds of the North Stars Chamber Orchestra, enjoy the artwork produced by Artists with Disabilites from our seven sister cities and dine on a meal for … Continue reading

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BSCA 777 Dinner Fundraiser

BSCA 777 Fundraiser Dinner is a great opportunity to celebrate diversity of cultures, while enjoying a delicious dinner. Vegetarians, beef eaters and seafood lovers will all be honored equally!  The Bellingham Technical College will be preparing the following menu:  Fruit … Continue reading

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Please Join Your Fellow Members Of Bellingham Sister Cities For Our 2016 Annual Fundraiser

Come join us and the SISU Children’s Fund for an evening recognizing each of our Sister Cities, enjoy the artwork that is being produced by Artists With Disabilities from our countries and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase items … Continue reading

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Come Join Your 2016 Lynda Hinton Windermere Real Estate Sister Cities Ski to Sea Team!

Meet the 2016 Lynda Hinton Windermere Sister Cities Ambassadors Ski to Sea Team!  Thanks to Lynda Hinton, Managing Broker at Windermere Real Estate as team sponsor we will have a true international team. Additional financial support has been provided by Saturna Capital, Bellingham … Continue reading

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Come Join Us To Celebrate Nakhodka Day In Bellingham!

Join us for this special event celebrating our Sister City Nakhodka Russia by registering here.

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Images From Our Japanese New Year’s Celebration (Shinnenkai)

Some things are best said in pictures.  Enjoy, and we will see you next year!

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Japanese Fun Run/Walk/Stand Saturday 9:00 AM Jan-23, New Rotary Trailhead, Old Fairhaven Parkway

Japan Marathon Sendoff  – Help send off local runner Holly Graham to Sister City Tateyama, Japan this Saturday for the 36th Wakashio Marathon with a big gambatte! woop! woop! Join our growing group of locals who have run the Wakashio and … Continue reading

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Punta Arenas Day January 30th

Bellingham Sister Cities Association invites you to our first Annual Punta Arenas Day with the theme “Its All about Thanksgiving.” January 30, 2016 at the Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC) @ 5:30 -7:30 PM. It is free and you can register … Continue reading

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