Online Poll: Community Interest in Twinning

February 13, 2009

The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from the community on initiating a twinning relationship with another city. 

A ‘twinning’ is when two cities work together to further the social and economic development of their communities. Twinning partnerships set the base for business, education and cultural exchanges between the two cities.

The Township of Esquimalt has recently been approached with twinning proposals for Onagawa, Japan and Manzanillo, Mexico. Before entering a twinning relationship, a thorough and evaluative approach should be taken in selecting the partnering city. This will ensure that both communities’ key strengths, on which to build the relationship, are considered.

To maximize the benefits associated with twinning, the right twinning partner needs to be selected and community support must be in place to take advantage of the partnership.

To view a listing of the twinning relationships that other B.C. local governments have established please click here .

The online poll is now closed.

For more information please contact:

Marlene Lagoa, Manager of Communications and Sustainability
Township of Esquimalt
Tel: 250-414-7122