Meeting Name: International Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/7/2022 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-29246 2  Discussion Item - ACCOMMITTEE BUDGET UPDATE Tammie Maynard, Committee Support Clerk provided an update concerning the Committee’s budget.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29255 2  Discussion Item - ACLEGACY FUND UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair provided an update concerning the Legacy Fund. He explained that the Legacy Fund Agreement with the Barrie Community Foundation is now ready and will be forwarded to the Mayor and City Clerk for signatures.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29254 2  Discussion Item - ACINTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WEBSITE UPDATE Ciaran Byles-Ho provided an update concerning the International Partners Website. The Committee discussed the potential of having the link to the City of Barrie’s live camera feed added to the website. Mr. Byles-Ho will follow up with staff in Information Technology concerning streaming Barrie’s camera feed on the website and will follow up with the Committee at a future meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29247 2  Discussion Item - ACMURAYAMA, JAPAN UPDATE Mark Sachkiw provided an update concerning Murayama, Japan. He advised that the Subcommittee has plans to meet soon to start preparing for the 2023 twinning arrangements with Murayama, Japan.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29248 2  Discussion Item - ACYOUTH AMBASSADORS UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair provided an update concerning Murayama, Japan. He anticipates that in 2023 the Youth Ambassador Program will commence with Murayama, Japan. Dave Morrison advised that he is waiting on confirmation from representatives of Barrie North Collegiate concerning a potential youth exchange with Arras, France. Dave Morrison advised that he will be meeting with representatives of Moving Arts to discuss the Youth Ambassador Program with the potential opportunity for a relationship with Harrogate, United Kingdom. Mr. Morrison acknowledged Jeff Toole and his team at Innisdale Secondary School for the remarkable job they have done to keep the Global Perspectives Program going during the pandemic.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29249 2  Discussion Item - ACGERMAN TWINNING AND GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB UPDATE Jean Maurice Pigeon provided an update concerning the German Canadian Club. He explained that the German Canadian Club has not met in 2022 but that he anticipates a meeting will be scheduled when from delegates from Germany visit the City of Barrie in September, 2022. Mr. Pigeon advised that a delegation from the City of Barrie travelled to Zweibrücken, Germany to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of twinning on May 7, 2022, and that a reciprocal visit will take place in September, 2022. He outlined the itinerary for the German delegations visit in September, 2022. He highlighted that the farewell party for the German delegation has been scheduled for September 10, 2022. Mr Pigeon announced that Hans Etzel will be added as a representative of the German Sub-Committee on the International Relations Committee. Mark Sachkiw provided a presentation concerning visits to Zweibrucken, Germany, Arras, France and Harrogate, United Kingdom. The presentation included illustrations highlighting the delegations visit to Zweibrücken, Germany toReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-29250 2  Discussion Item - ACHARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM UPDATE Mark Sachkiw advised that during his visit to Harrogate, United Kingdom he met with representatives to discuss the potential for a Rugby Sports Team exchange with the City of Barrie and they are interested in pursuing this opportunity. The Committee approved the expenditure from the International Relations budget up to $5,000.00 to facilitate the potential travel of two members from the Committee to travel to Harrogate, United Kingdom in an effort to organize the first Rugby Sports Team exchange.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29251 2  Discussion Item - ACARRAS, FRANCE UPDATE Dave Morrison provided an update on Arras, France. He advised that he is waiting to hear from Barrie North Collegiate concerning the potential twinning opportunity for students with Arras, France.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-29252 2  Discussion Item - ACSIR ROBERT BARRIE PROJECT UPDATE Bill Sergeant announced that June 7, 2022 was Sir Robert Barrie Day in Barrie.Received  Action details Not available