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Clarence-Rockland solidifies ties with South Korea


The City of Clarence-Rockland has signed a sister-city agreement with Boeun City, solidifying its friendshipwith South Korea. Clarence-Rockland played host to a del- egation from Boeun City, Republic of Ko- rea on Monday, January 15. The delegation included the Mayor of Boeun, Jung, Sang Hyuck, dignitaries from the Korean Embassy, along with 15 grade-eight students.This day of exchange ended with the signing of a sister-city agreement between the two cities. Mayor Guy Desjardins and Mayor Jung, Sang Hyuck, of Boeun, signed this official agreement that is based upon “the prin- ciples of mutual benefit and equality.”Mayor Desjardins called the signing an historical event. “Becoming a sister municipality is a strong tradition that provides opportunities for peer-to-peer cooperation and fosters exchange,” said the mayor. “In the spirit of friendship, the City of Clarence-Rockland will cooperate with the municipality of Boeun to establish a friendship to promote different subjects.” During the presentation, Clarence- Rockland presented gifts to the delegation of Boeun City, which included baskets filled with goods representative of Canadian and Ontarian culture. Boeun City also presented gifts of its own, one which included a portrait of Mayor Guy Desjardins.

La Cité de Clarence-Rockland a accueilli une délégation de lamunicipalité de Boeun en République de Corée, pour une journée d’échange qui s’est terminée avec la signature d’une entente de jumelage. Le maire de Clarence-Rockland, Guy Desjardins, a procédé à la signature de l’entente de jumelage le lundi 15 janvier, pendant la réunion du conseil municipal. Ici on peut reconnaître M. Desjardins et le maire de Boeun, Jung, Sang Hyuck. —photo Alexia Marsillo

paired up with 15 students from l’École secondaire catholique L’Escale for the day. They received a tour of the school and par- ticipated in various winter activities in the Larose Forest.

The Mayor of Boeun City recalled the important role Canada played in the Korean War, to highlight the significance of this sign- ing. “Almost 70 years have passed since the KoreanWar and we will never forget the Ca-

nadian soldiers who participated and helped Korean democracy and freedom,” saidMayor Jung, Sang Hyuck. “Today, I amhere to honor and thank the Canadian people.” The grade eight students from Boeun

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