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Posted on: September 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] - You're Invited: Celebrate Chefchaouen, Our Sister City -

Celebrate our sister-city relationship with Chefchaouen, Morocco, as part of our community’s Salmon Days festivities.

You’re invited to two free events to learn more about Issaquah’s sister city. Both events will be held at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road.

Panel Discussion about Cultural Exchange

Sept. 29, 2014

6:30 p.m. – Moroccan desserts and wine

7 p.m. – Panel discussion with community leaders

Join us for an engaging panel discussion about the importance of the cultural exchange with Chefchaouen.
Morocco has long been a crossroads for culture. Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 and has been central to Moroccan diplomacy through the ages.

Today, Chefchaouen residents are again pursuing peace through cultural understanding by partnering with our City. Learn about the impact this exchange is having here, in your neighborhood.

Delegation Celebration and Art Gala

Oct. 3, 2014

4 p.m. – Delegation celebration

5-7 p.m. – Art gala

Please join us, Mayor Fred Butler, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, the Salmon Days Festival committee and the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission in celebrating this exciting cultural exchange, which includes:

• Official City of Issaquah proclamation honoring the Chefchaouen delegation

• Issaquah/Chefchaouen art exhibit

• Live entertainment, including Moroccan music and dance performance

• Moroccan hors d’oeuvres and wine

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