Salute to Our Sister Cities

by Jan Fredericks | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

Use of the million dollars includes activities that will utilize the talents of as many school students, artists, musicians, and available media resources who are interested in participating, to educate our own citizens and tourists about our seven sister cities.

The opportunity of being involved in creative and exciting ways will make a difference in the lives of those who participate because of ownership of the final products, and a closer kinship with the cultures of our own city as well as our sister cities. Participants will be creating history right now.

School students can use the Internet and Skype to trade information about the environments in which they live, with others around the world. Students can create computer generated "scrapbooks" of information about aspects of our own city. Besides research, activities can include other citizens such as artists and musicians. These folks can design posters, video presentations, photography, flags, a city song, and kiosks and /or small areas where their works can be showcased in places such as the Union Depot, the History Center, and the Capitol grounds. These areas may be accessible to citizens at any time, and to tourists when they visit.

Representatives from the sister cities could be flown here for a celebration including tours of St. Paul, visiting the schools that chose to participate, presentation of the "scrapbooks" to the visitors to take back to their own cities, etc. This could be a terrific media event.

The idea of adopting a sister city can be done by any city or town, with as much or as little money involved as desired.

Right now, how many citizens do you think know that we have not just one, but seven sister cities? How about if we let them know!

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Jan

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Fredericks

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Your idea

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Salute to Our Sister Cities

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

Use of the million dollars includes activities that will utilize the talents of as many school students, artists, musicians, and available media resources who are interested in participating, to educate our own citizens and tourists about our seven sister cities.
The opportunity of being involved in creative and exciting ways will make a difference in the lives of those who participate because of ownership of the final products, and a closer kinship with the cultures of our own city as well as our sister cities. Participants will be creating history right now.
School students can use the Internet and Skype to trade information about the environments in which they live, with others around the world. Students can create computer generated "scrapbooks" of information about aspects of our own city. Besides research, activities can include other citizens such as artists and musicians. These folks can design posters, video presentations, photography, flags, a city song, and kiosks and /or small areas where their works can be showcased in places such as the Union Depot, the History Center, and the Capitol grounds. These areas may be accessible to citizens at any time, and to tourists when they visit.
Representatives from the sister cities could be flown here for a celebration including tours of St. Paul, visiting the schools that chose to participate, presentation of the "scrapbooks" to the visitors to take back to their own cities, etc. This could be a terrific media event.
The idea of adopting a sister city can be done by any city or town, with as much or as little money involved as desired.
Right now, how many citizens do you think know that we have not just one, but seven sister cities? How about if we let them know!

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The difference for St. Paulites will be a heightened understanding and appreciation of how we are connected to cities around the globe through exchange of ideas, trade opportunities, and culture. Most citizens might be surprised to know that we have seven sister cities. Immigrants in our community would be pleased to know that we care to learn more about their places of origin.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Because of permanent displays of projects in and around our city created by participants, others will see that we think not just locally, but globally as well. This would be visible manifestations of pride in our community.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Visitors from other cities and towns may be inspired to adopt their own sister city to grow connections with people from other places, and let others know the pride they have in their communities.

johnshantelle143 johnshantelle143 said: It is very important to put more attention to those people who did something bad in us. - Integrity Spas about this Competition Entry. - 2615 days ago read more >

Jan Fredericks submitted this idea. - 2851 days ago