Meeting Name: International Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/11/2022 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-28356 2  Discussion Item - ACBARRIE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WEBSITE UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair provided an update on the status of the Barrie International Partners Website. Mr. Morrison advised that he will contact in staff in Access Barrie to discuss communications needs for the launch of the website. The Committee discussed providing a presentation to City Council concerning the launch of the Barrie International Partners website.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28361 2  Discussion Item - ACCOMMITTEE BUDGET UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair and Tammie Maynard, Committee Support Clerk provided an update concerning the Committee’s 2022 budget.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28358 1  Discussion Item - ACMURAYAMA, JAPAN UPDATE Mark Sachkiw provided an update concerning Murayama, Japan. Mr. Sachkiw advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, border crossings in Japan are still closed to travel.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28359 2  Discussion Item - ACYOUTH AMBASSADORS UPDATE The Committee met and discussed the status of the Youth Ambassadors Programs as follows: Murayama, Japan Dave Morrison, Chair advised that there is nothing new to report concerning Murayama, Japan. Zweibrücken, Germany Jamie Babcock provided an update concerning the Global Perspectives Program at Innisdale Secondary School. He advised that twenty-seven students have been enrolled in the 2022 Global Perspectives program and that the application process for students for the 2023 program has commenced.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28360 1  Discussion Item - ACGERMAN TWINNING AND GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB UPDATE Jean Maurice Pigeon provided an update concerning German Twinning. He advised that plans are underway for an adult delegation to travel to Zweibrücken, Germany in May, 2022 with a reciprocal visit between September 4, 2022 to September 14, 2022, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the twinning relationship between the two municipalities. He mentioned that he was organizing the delegation’s itinerary for their September, 2022 visit to Barrie. He explained that no communications from Zweibrücken, Germany has been received concerning the status of the twinning arrangements for 2022.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28362 2  Discussion Item - ACHARROGATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE UNITED KINGDOM UPDATE Louise LeRoux provided an update concerning Harrogate, North Yorkshire United Kingdom and the potential for a rugby sports team exchange between the two municipalities.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28363 2  Discussion Item - ACARRAS, FRANCE UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair provided an update concerning Arras, France. He advised that plans have been cancelled with Arras, France for 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28364 2  Discussion Item - ACSIR ROBERT BARRIE PROJECT UPDATE There were no updates concerning the Sir Robert Barrie Project. The Committee briefly discussed the new flag banners related to the City’s twinning partners and working with staff in Access Barrie to provide communications related to the flag banners.Received  Action details Not available