Xicheng Subcommittee Events

Scots on wall The Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums, lead by Drum Major Jennifer Febre, sent nine members to Beijing to participate in the Shichahai Cultural Festival activities in Behai Park and the Nationality Cultural Palace. They also performed on the Great Wall on Thursday, July 1, 2007 a high point of the trip for the band members. From the left: Karen McIlvena, Jennifer Febre (Pipe Major), Benjamin Febre (drum sergeant), Kiyoko Ishiwata, Sean Getchius, young Will McTavish, Robert McTavish, Julie Smith, and John McDonald.
scots on stage Playing in Beihai Park on the evening of July 1, 2007. There were outdoor performances by the four groups from Korean, Spain, Australia, and Pasadena.
Dinner Welcome banquet, June 27. Xicheng District welcomed over eighty people from its sister cities in Korea, Spain, Australia, and Pasadena. All of the cities have hosted the Olympics at least once. In the center is the new governor of the District, Zhang Jiangdong.
PDF Visit to Cochlear Implant Users School. This year the China subcommittee presented $2,000 to Principal Cui Weilan. Last year's contribution of $2,600 covered most of the cost of covering the cement roof of the school with rubberized tiles so that the children have a safer place to play.
PDF U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The Huntington Library & Gardens, San Marino
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XINJIANG -  CHINA'S   NORTHWEST  TREASURE By Ted Crovello, PSSC China Subcommittee Member

Ted recently retired as Cal State University, L. A. Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, Campus China Coordinator, and Professor of Biology.  A current goal is to work with Chinese campuses there and to increase interactions with U.S. universities. [read on]

PDF In February of 2006 a group of seventeen officials from Xicheng District, led by Mr. Xiaopeng Ma, arrived in Pasadena for an intensive two week training course in the workings city government; [read on]
PDF Several people from Pasadena City College, current and retired, visited Beijing in November of 2005 for an Art Exhibit sponsored by Pasadena's sister city in Beijing, Xicheng District, which invited its sister and friendship cities to send works of art in three categories-paintings, calligraphy, and photography. [read on]
PDF The Gold Sail Chinese orchestra comes from #35 Middle School in Xicheng District, Beijing. Composed of over 100 members, it is the largest among all the middle school orchestras in Beijing. Forty students from the orchestra performed at a number of locations in Pasadena during their week long stay--at Pasadena City College, at the Huntington Gardens, and at the Pacific Asia Museum. They also performed at Disneyland. [read on]
PDF John Nguyen and Erica Yen are this years exchange students visting Xicheng District.
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