The sister relationship with the city is still strong
Restricted international travel will see the Federation Council’s long-standing exchange program with Miki City remain suspended again in 2021.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a city-to-city gift-sharing is taking place, the two cities are committed to maintaining ongoing communication and building on their special 23-year relationship.
Federation Council Mayor Patrick Bourke, a member of the Miki Town Advisory Board, said it was fantastic to see the two cities innovating in building their ongoing relationship.
“A wonderful video has been received featuring the main attractions of the town of Miki and messages wishing the entire Federation Council and its community until 2021,” said Mayor Bourke.
“It’s such a beautiful gesture. “The Story of Miki Gimin” produced by Miki International was also received, which promotes Miki’s story to young people and its international sister cities.
The Miki Gimin Story production, which took two years to develop, was supported by the Miki Lions Club, volunteer translators and a local artist.
Mayor Bourke said the council is so fortunate to have a relationship with such a wonderful city, which so warmly seizes the opportunity to share information and develop relationships among young people.
“The Federation Council hosted a giveaway for students and chaperones who were due to visit here in 2020, and for Miki City, including an Australian Flora and Fauna book, Boomerangs made by the Bangerang Community Center and messages from our local students and the Miki Advisory Board members, ”he said.
“We are proud of our ties to the traditional owners of the Federation region and being able to have beautiful boomerangs made and decorated locally, which represent the Aboriginal community and their presence here, makes us so proud to be able to share with Miki City.
“We also hope that recipients enjoy reading about Australian flora and fauna and messages from our local community.”
A video will be produced in the near future that will showcase the Federation Council area and include messages from the community.