Grand Rapids City Cities International’s annual gala returns June 7

Published on May 25, 2023

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Sister Cities International invites the community to enjoy an enriching night of culture, collaboration and celebration. Tickets are now on sale for Grand Rapids City Cities International’s Annual Gala Wednesday, June 7 at the J.W. Marriott.

The GRSCI’s signature event features a night of international fun and flavor as the GRSCI celebrates Grand Rapids’ Sister City partnerships. The evening features food and drinks inspired by Grand Rapids’ Sister Cities. It also will provide a very special update from all Grand Rapids Sister Cities and GRSCI partners. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and City Manager Mark Washington will take part in the program.

“This event really showcases our welcoming city as demonstrated by the inclusive message of the Sister Cities mission,” Leonardo Tombelli, president of Grand Rapids Sister Cities International, said. “We invite all Grand Rapidians to join us for this night of international fellowship as we celebrate our six Sister City partnerships and we look forward to announcing a new friendship city.”

Tickets to the 6 p.m. June 7 event are $75 each, plus fee. Those interested in purchasing tickets for the event can do so HERE.


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ABOUT GRAND RAPIDS SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL – GRSCI is a 501-C3, non-profit organization whose mission is to build relationships between Grand Rapids and its sister cities by promoting understanding and mutual respect through exchanges in culture, art, education, and community and economic development. Grand Rapids is proud partners of Sister Cities Bielsko-Biała, Poland; Ga District, Ghana; Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea; Omihachiman, Japan; Perugia, Italy; and Zapopan, Mexico.


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