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2018-19 Hakusan City Exchange is now underway

The Chairs of the Hakusan City Exchange are delighted to report that the 2018/2019 Hakusan City Exchange is now underway, with 12 Students from Boston Grammar, Boston High School and Giles Academy representing the Boston area in the next two years.

This follows their successful application and interview process, with fundraising towards the return trip to Japan already underway. The provisional dates for the group of Japanese Students and their Chaperones to arrive in Boston is Monday, July 16 through to Thursday, July 26, 2018. We look forward to updating you further as we approach the arrival date as well as sharing details of forthcoming fund-raising events commencing in the New Year.

We are running a regular 50:50 draw, where in return for a £1 stake entrants have the opportunity to win half of the overall monies collected. The photograph below shows co-chair Steve Jacobs drawing the winning envelope witnessed by former chair David Scoot on Saturday, December 16 in the company of the remaining Hakusan City Exchange Committee members. Rachel Rollinson wins £173.50 in return for her entry. Congratulations to Rachel.

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They would like to thank local retailers B&M Stores for allowing the students and parents to pack customer shopping on Black Friday weekend. Also to Carl Dunham Butchers and the Kings Arms Public House both of whom have already supported the Exchange with welcome donations.

If you would like more information on The Exchange please email japanbostonexchange@hotmail.com

The Boston and Hakusan City cultural Exchange began in 1994, it was originally called the Mikawa project.  The picture below shows the stone aid to commemorate the friendship between our two Communities. During our Groups' 2017 visit to Hakusan, a Dogwood Tree was planted at the same spot to commemorate the signing of the Sister City Agreement.

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