Pasadenans Have Several Opportunities This Week to Meet Delegation from Pasadena's Newest, and First African, Sister City

Published : Monday, June 17, 2019 | 5:17 AM

Maria Tornek and Pasadena City Mayor Terry Tornek with City Councilmember John Kennedy with Dakar-Plateau Mayor Alioune Ndoye and his wife at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse on Saturday, june 15, 2019. Photo by Britta Jorstad Piotrowski, Fleming's

Pasadenans can meet and greet a visiting delegation from Pasadena’s newest Sister City, Dakar-Plateau, at a series of local events this week.

Dakar-Plateau is a district of about 34,000 people in the center of Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. It is Pasadena’s first African sister city.

The delegation was to go before Pasadena’s City Council on Monday, June 17 for an official ceremony shortly after 6:30 p.m.

The representatives include the Mayor of Dakar-Plateau, Alioune Ndoye, and the Honorary Consul of Senegal, Mame Toucouleur Mbaye with a number of other dignitaries.

The group is hosted by Pasadena City Councilmember John Kennedy. Kennedy and other members of the Sister Cities Committee visited Darak Plateau last April.

The delegation arrived Thursday afternoon, met by a cordial reception at the Pasadena Hilton and there are plenty of Pasadena stops on the group’s itinerary. The Sister Cities program helps build bridges to cities in other nations.

Over the weekend the group enjoyed a meal at Fleming’sPrime Steakhouse and attended Gold Cup soccer matches in the Rose Bowl.

Here are public opportunities to meet the group:

Monday, June 17:
Official ceremony at Pasadena City Hall, at about 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18:
Community Reception at City Hall

Thursday, June 20:
Community Reception at Alkebu-lan Cultural Center

Friday, June 21:
Gala Farewell at Jackie Robinson Park Recreation Center
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Pasadena’s Sister Cities program helps build bridges to cities in other nations.

Pasadena’s other Sister Cities are: Mishima, Japan; Ludwigshafen, Germany; Järvenpää, Finland; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Xicheng District of Beijing, China.

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