Belleville Delegation to Depart to Gunpo

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| Published , updated April 15, 2024

Mayor Ellis, members of Council, the Cultural Exchange Committee and community representatives will be departing for Belleville’s Sister City Gunpo, South Korea for a week-long exchange starting this Wednesday.

Taking part in the trip are Mayor Neil Ellis, Councillor Chris Malette, Councillor Kathryn Brown, City Clerk and Director of Corporate Services Matt MacDonald, Manager of Council Services & Communications Sarah Tummon-Button, Investment Attraction Officer Elisha Maguire, delegation ambassadors Cindy and Simon Kang, Belleville Chamber of Commerce President Dale Hoard and media representative Lorne Brooker (CJBQ).

Throughout the visit, the delegation will take part in a number of events and activities including an official welcoming ceremony in the City of Gunpo, participation in the annual Azalea Festival, a tour of the Hyundai plant as well as tours of various municipal facilities.

“We are so proud of the long-standing Sister City relationship we have with Gunpo,” said Mayor Neil Ellis. “Over the years, we have seen several partnerships form through these delegations and we are hopeful that this year’s trip will result in further connections and insight that we can bring back to Belleville. On behalf of the City, I would like to thank our hosts in advance for this opportunity. We look forward to reconnecting after hosting last year’s delegation.”


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