Culver City, California
Culver City, California is our American Twin city. We have lots of events connected with the
Culver City in our society: mutual visits, celebrations, etc. (here we mentioned some of them).
Please, check this page regularily for the new exciting events!
Culver City Sister City Committee's 50th year anniversary
January 12, 2013
The 50th year anniversary celebration of the Culver City Sister City Committee was celebrated on January 12, 2013.
The members of the Lethbridge Twinning Society were very honored to be invited to join in the celebration.
Four of our members attended in Culver City for the celebration, Dick Reimer, Michael Bennett, Terri DeMerchant and Harold Pereverseff.
His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic also joined the Lethbridge delegation.
We were kept very much involved during our visit to Culver City. We arrived on January 9th and were hosted in the homes of Culver City
Sister City Committee members. Truly a memorable and enjoyable experience. We returned back to Lethbridge on January 16th.
The "three amigos" arrive in Los Angeles Airport and await pick up by Culver City hosts (Harold, Michael, Terri)
His Worship Mayor Rajko Dodic has discussion with Bill Boerum (Sister City International Board Representative) and Nadia Scipio del Campo (Government of Canada - Consul from the Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles)
Dedication of a "Sister Cities Directional Sign Post" in front of Culver City Hall.
Culver City Sister City Committee - Chairperson, Marla Wolkowitz at plaque unveiling in front of the "Sister Cities Directional Sign Post"
The dedicated commemorative plaque
His Worship, Mayor Dodic and Ms. Sick. Sick is a Culver City resident, however her husband's family at the Sick's from our Lethbridge Community (Fritz Sick..etc.)
Michael Bennett, His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic, Terri DeMerchant, and Consul Nadia Scipio del Campo (Consulate General of Canada - Los Angeles) in front of the "Sister Cities Directional Sign Post".
Terri DeMerchant (Lethbridge Twinning Society) and Consul Nadia Scipio del Campo (Consulate General of Canada - Los Angeles)
Alberta/Canadian "gift package" prepared for a silent auction at the anniversary event.
Diane Paris from the Culver City Sister City Committee wears a western hat as she serves up "Lethbridge Chile" to the general public at the "Lethbridge Room" in the Culver City Vet's Hall.
C.Maria del los Angeles Galindo Ayala a delegate from the Culver City, Sister City of Uruapan, Mexico is very happy as she fashions a Canadian Top Hat at the Lethbridge Room in the Culver City Vet's Hall.
Gary Silbiger (center) of the Culver City Sister City Committee host visitors in the Lethbridge Room at the Vet's Hall.
Maureen Genteman (Left) and Natalie Shaby (Right) serve up "Canada Dry - Ginger Ale" at in the Lethbridge Room at the Vet's Hall.
David Shaby, busy at the "Hockey Night in Canada" section of the Lethbridge Room at the Vet's Hall.
Information table for guests at the Lethbridge Room at the Vet's Hall
Sonia Karroum (Culver City Sister City Committee Board Member) in the Iksan City, South Korea Room at the Vet's Hall.
Sharlene London (Culver City Sister City Committee Board Member ) in the Kaizuka, Japan Room at the Vet's Hall.
Donna Thayer (Culver City Sister City Committee Board Member) in the Iksan City, South Korea Room at the Vet's Hall.
Three dedicated Culver City Sister City Committee Board Members, Marla, Natalie and Sonia.
His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic and Hon. Andrew Weissman, Mayor of Culver City.
L-R - Terri DeMerchant (LTS), Harold Pereverseff (LTS), Bill Boerum (Sister Cities International), His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic (Lethbridge) Hon. Mayor Andrew Weissman (Culver City), Michael Bennett (LTS)
Michael Bennett and David Shaby
Michael Bennett, His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic and Harold Pereverseff
Harold Pereverseff and Michael Wolkowitz
Terri DeMerchant ..... Dinner time decisions!
His Worship, Mayor Rajko Dodic
Harold Pereverseff and Sharlene London
Michael Bennett, Terri DeMerchant and Donna Thayer (4:45AM!!!! Being dropped off at LAX)
Serious day at wine tasting in Malibu
Harold Pereverseff rising to a "Georgian Toast" at wine tasting picnic in Malibu
The Lethbridge Twinning Society is working with Sister Cities International to promote peace, harmony and friendship among cities in
Canada and cities in the United States and Mexico.
Last year, the Tri-Lateral Youth program saw students from Kingston, Ontario,
Burnaby, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta exchange with their sister cities
in Tempe, Arizona, Mesa, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona. This year, the program
runs with Vancouver, British Columbia, Vernon, British Columbia and Lethbridge,
Alberta with their twin cities, Los Angeles, California, Modesto, California and
Culver City, California.
Lethbridge Twinning Society President, Harold Pereverseff was selected in
2010 to work with Sister Cities International in Washington DC. The role
he plays is "Country Co-ordinator Canada". 2011 was the very first time
that Canadians participated in the program, and it was a huge success.
The program is ramping up for 2012.
Three students and one chaperone from Lethbridge will be selected to participate
in this unique opportunity. Not only do the Canadian students visit their sister
city for two weeks in July, the last week of the three week program sees them
visiting Washington, DC. The students are involved in plenary sessions along with students from the rest of Canada, California and Mexico. The students range in ages from 15 to 17. The students last year returned home, energized and ready to tackle the world as true "Youth Ambassadors". This is all with thanks to Sister Cities International and the US Department of State who sponsor the entire program.
During the program, students discuss common issues that exist in their communities, economy, social issues,poverty, homelessness and
environmental concerns. Some of the program is directly "hands on". Last
year the hands on aspect had a huge positive impact of the students.
Students are encouraged to consider a project when they return home, something related to what they had learned during the three week program.
We will keep you posted on the students selected to be Lethbridge's Student Ambassadors.
Please see: Youth Ambassador Program: Trilateral North America
Visitors from Culver City
September 24, 2012
Carol (L) and Natalie (R) representing our Twin City – Culver City, California, visited Lethbridge
and on September 24th they stopped by the "Culver City Memorial Tree". The ladies gave their
nods of approval and found the plaque of commemoration to be very fitting.
Vince Hunt the newly appointed Director responsible for Culver City, California relations is congratulated
on his appointment by President, Harold Pereverseff while out-going
Director responsible for Culver City relations, Bob Hironaka looks on.
Read some impressions of Lethbridge Twinning Society
trip to Culver City (CC) June 29 - July 12, 2008
Read the story "Natalie Shaby Lands the Double Axel and Strikes Gold"
about Natalie Reimer Shaby, who helped us form the friendship with Culver City, U.S.A.
We traveled to Culver City, California
as a group by a super modern, charter motor coach leaving Lethbridge the
morning of June 30, 2002. We returned to Lethbridge on July 11, 2002.
Are you ready for the "Twelve
days of Culver City 2002"?
One the first day of Culver City
"...We were 47 in number, all anxious and waiting in the early morning
sun at the Fair view Safeway Parking lot. The Tot-em Transportation Charter
Bus, sparkling clean had arrived on time, it was too late to turn back
now......we were going to do it! Doug had come to see us off, and we would
see him again in Culver City as he and Mayor Bob were flying due to time
restraints. Yes, we boarded the bus and our driver, "Captain Al" fired
up the engine and we were off, exactly on schedule at 07:00 AM, June 30,
If you want to read the whole story, please, click
Lethbridge Delegation to Culver City Celebrate Canada Day while
In August, 2004 the Lethbridge Twinning Society has been asked to host a number of young
hockey players from Culver City. These hockey players are planning on attending the Sutter
hockey school in Coaldale!
In the winter of 2004 we are hoping that a number of youth from Culver City will come to
Lethbridge and enjoy skiing in the Rocky Mountains!
In July of 2005 the Lethbridge Twinning Society will be hosting our friends from the Culver City
Sister City Association. Currently we are planning the activities and events for visit. 2005 is
the centennial year for the Province of Alberta, so we will have and extra special celebration visit
with our friends from Culver City! One of our suggested events include a stay at a guest ranch in the
foot hills of our majestic, Rocky Mountains. We have visited the ranch called "The Bloomin Inn".
The host and hostess are just wonderful people and they have outlined the typical day on the ranch
that visitors can expect. EXCITEMENT!
Now top that off with a suggested horse trail ride, and an opportunity of seeing an actual night
sky while roasting "wienies" and marshmallows on an open campfire! Our city folk visitors from Culver
City will marvel at the sounds of owls "whoing" and the coyotes as they howl in the night air!
Our Director responsible for Culver City relations also suggests we serve up flame roasted potatoes...
you through whole potatoes into the hot coals of a campfire, they roast. You take these roasted potatoes,
peal off the charred skins and the cooked potatoes is yours to savor! YUMMY!