Biennial Community Exchanges
Biennial visits by community members in both towns have occurred in alternate years since 1996, when the initial group of ten people visited Sugito from Busselton. These home stays feature a broad range of activities arranged by either BASSCA (in Busselton) or the International Association (in Sugito) and the weekends are free to enjoy with host families.
These exchanges have allowed a number of people to appreciate the two very different cultures and since 1996 a number of firm friendships have been formed, with people keeping in regular touch via email, social media and private visits.
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Sister City Cultural Exchange 2020
Planning is now underway for interested residents to take part in the next Community Cultural Exchange with our Sister City –Sugito, Japan in 2020.
A delegation from Sugito will visit Busselton over the weekend of 8th & 9th February 2020 for the 25th Anniversary of the Busselton Jetty Swim.
A Busselton delegation will visit Sugito over the first weekend in August to take part in the annual Sugito Lantern Festival.
Applicants would need to be able to host delegate/s in February and then be available to travel to Japan in August 2020.
An information night will be held at 6.30pm in the Kaloorup Room, at the City of Busselton Administration Building on Wednesday 3 July.
To register your interest or for more information contact
Tonia Kilian firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9781 1789
(Monday and Thursdays)