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II. On Dec. 5, 2021, CSCA held a celebration of its 30 year relation with Sister City Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

30Year Celebration

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30 Year KV City Council Members

 

Laurenn's Sculpture GiftIt featured Czech Dancers, Music, a toast with Karlovy Vary’s own Becherovka, slides of Karlovy Vary’s Festive Openings of the past. Complimentary hand-painted Czech commemorative egg ornaments were gifted. A statue crafted by our own Laurenn Barke,r to be gifted to Karlovy Vary, was unveiled and presented at the celebration.

 

 

 

 

 


 

III. A video highlighting Carlsbad's many attractions:

Carlsbad's Sage Creek High School alumnus Danylo Drohobytsky produced a remarkable video for CSCA during his days as a student and Junior Ambassador.


 

 

CSCA Sponsored Tours

CSCA tours sad faceBecause of the coronavirus pandemic, all CSCA tours have been cancelled. We had an art exhibit approved by Karlovy Vary for the month of May in which the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL) had held a juried contest. COAL identified five artists who were to send their work there but this too was cancelled. Morever, there will be no Festive Opening of the Spa Season, no Papal Nuncio blessing of the 12 fountains, and no Carlsbad delegation being feted and presiding over the Art Show Opening.

 

 


 

VIII. CSCA sponsored a second art exchange with our sister city Karlovy Vary at the COAL gallery.

COAL gallery with KV delegate reception


 

IX. Our Youth Ambassadors had a memorable time on a visit to our Sister Ciies in Japan:

 

 


 

X. CSCA had a great time celebrating its 30 Year Anniversary association with Futtsu, Japan.

  • Tammy, Dianne, Maddy, and Nancy welcome guests to The Crossings:.
  • Steve Komine and CSCA friend Kiyoko Messenger at The Crossings.
  • CSCA director Polly Yu welcomes Steve Komine and Jupitor USA president, Shingo Kitamura at The Crossings.
  • Yumiko Ayabe, Vice President of Futtsu International Relationship Association
  • Futtsu exchange students.
  • Rick Shea, SD County Office of Education addresses attendees.
  • Current Jupitor Corp president Shingo Kitamura.
  • Former Jupitor Corp president Steve Komine.
  • Yoshiyuki Koizumi, Vice Mayor of Futtsu
  • Mayor Hall presents 30 Year proclamation to Yoshiyuki Koizumi, Vice Mayor of Futtsu
  • Sage Creek HS students being introduced.
  • Sage Creek students at Peder Norby reception
  • Yoshiyuki Koizumi, Futtsu Vice Mayor with Ken-ichi Kawana, President, Futtsu International Relationship Association
  • Our gracious and generous host, Peder Norby
  • Master chef & host Peder Norby made pizza for the delegation.
  • CSCA director Dianne O'Connell enjoys the mariachi music along with Heron House wine..
  • CSCA director Nancy Klaphaakpauses and ponders...
  • Steve Komine inspects Peder Norby's wood fired pizza oven.
  • Futtsu delegates sampling Peder's wood-fired pizza.
  • Great south of the border melodies from mariachi.
  • One of the mariachis lead singers.
  • CSCA director Bill IIshi directed his troupe in song and dance entertainment.
  • Mayor Matt Hall offers words of welcome to delegation visitors.
  • Polly Yu, Tammy, and former CSCA director Bonnie Dominguez.
  • Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall and Futtsu Vice Mayor, Yoshiyuki Koizumi with gifts exchange.
  • Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall with Futtsu Vice Mayor Yoshiyuki Koizumi and Akira Chiba , LA Consul General of Japan.
  • Futtsu delegation meets with Mayor Hall in Council Chambers.
  • Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall with Akira Chiba, Consul General of Japan of Los Angeles.
  • The delegation commemerates City Hall's Cherry tree planting.

 


 

XI. Carlsbad High School alumnus Emily reflects on her experience with the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program to Futtsu, Japan:


 

Karlovy Vary artists
Karlovy Vary artists Lenka Maliska Sarova, Varvara Divisova, and Jan Samec with some of their works at the COAL gallery.

 

 

Lenka, Charles Dozer of COAL, Jacquie Thye of CSCA, Varvara and Jan
Above are artists Lenka, Charles Dozer of COAL, Jacquie Thye of CSCA, Varvara and Jan at the COAL gallery.

 

Why Do We Have “Sister Cities”?

is an interesting article by Dan Kopf found on Priceonomics about the history of sister cities along with a current overview of world and state pairings.

If you joined and gave us your e-mail address you will be among the first to know and will receive priority to participate before the general public has access.

It pays to be a member. If you want to be included in this lucky group of international bon vivants, just click on the Join Us tab and send us the CSCA Enrollment Form.


 

Japan Focus

 


 

The House of Czech and Slovak Republics at Balboa Park (San Diego) have proudly shared a video of their mural of Prague - Capital City of Czech Republic.
And now, Czech and Slovak House is complete with the newest mural of Bratislava - Capital City of Slovakia. Enjoy the lovely Bratislava video below, and a message from Stefan Talian (artist from Slovakia).


CSCA has (just) joined the Chamber of Commerce and will be involved with the education and business committees.  Attending the Chamber's Rising Stars breakfast honoring high school students are CSCA directors Laurenn Barker and Polly Yu. Pictured with them is Bret Schanzenbach, President and CEO of the Chamber.

CSCA joins Carlsbad Cahmber

 


 

Karlsbad, Germany city councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited Carlsbad and toured Legoland and other points of interest with CSCA directors.

  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited San Diego Botanical Gardens.
  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited San Diego Botanical Gardens.
  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad toured Carlsbad desalination plant with CSCA directors.
  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited Legoland with CSCA directors.
  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited Legoland with CSCA directors.
  • Karlsbad, Germany councilman Juergen Herrmann and his wife Waltruad visited Legoland with CSCA directors.
     


 

Be sure to connect with the Japan American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Japanese American National Museum

 


 

In this video, Tom explains CSCA's relationship with Futtsu, the Japanese culture, and what you can expect to experience on one of our tours:

 

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Welcome To Carlsbad Sister  City Ambassadors' website

Carlsbad enjoys Sister City relationships with Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic and the Japanese City of Futtsu. This web site provides an easy, accessible forum in which the citizens of Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary and Futtsu can exchange and share information about their communities that will help to enrich our mutual understanding and appreciation for one another as global partners.

Mission Statement

Creating connections between Carlsbad and internationally dispersed communities to promote peace, cultural awareness and economic opportunities.

We welcome your participation!

• Student home stay exchanges

• Group travel for pleasure or business Arts and culture

• Food for thought - films and talks by visitors give a taste of Futtsu 
and Karlovy Vary

• Looking ahead - envisions athletic competitions, business seminars
and related opportunities to cement and expand community and
business relations here and overseas.