August 17

Welcoming Izushi

Fourteen students from Nelson’s sister city of Izushi, Japan arrived Monday for a week-long stay following a 22-hour journey.

Fourteen students from Nelson’s sister city of Izushi, Japan arrived Monday for a week-long stay following a 22-hour journey.

The 13 and 14-year-olds, seen here Wednesday at Lakeside Park with host families and RCMP Cpl. Dave Barnhart, have a busy itinerary. They’ve toured the city, including the fire hall, Trafalgar school, and Gyro Park, and exchanged gifts with the mayor.

They also plan to ride Streetcar 23, go swimming, watch hockey at the BC Seniors Games, take in Market Fest, ride the Kootenay Lake ferry, visit the Pilot Bay lighthouse and Crawford Bay artisans, camp at Mirror Lake, and go canoeing at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

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