This is an exciting time for the Sister Cities Commission. Months of planning have come to fruition with the arrival of Mr. Weigui Yu, an English teacher from Quzhou, China. Mr. Yu, who goes by Victor for our convenience, will arrive in Red Wing this evening and will stay through the beginning of May. While he is here, Victor will spend time in both our public and vocational schools and will present to numerous civic organizations.
Since the inception of Red Wing’s Sister Cities Commission in 1993, numerous teachers have taken part in the exchange program. Victor represents just one teacher in a long line of international friendships cultivated through this exchange program. Numerous local teachers have taken advantage of the program as well, and have incorporated those culturally enriching experiences into their classrooms back in Red Wing.
If your organization is interested in having Victor as a public speaker, please contact Sister Cities’ staff liaison, Lisa Acker, at 651-385-5113. The Commission is also seeking new members. Come be a part of cultural exchange; for by learning about others we also learn about ourselves.