History and Past Activities

Redlands Sister Cities accelerates every year

 

  • 1962 Redlands Sister City Committee Formed
  • 1963 Hino became our Sister City; visitation and exchanges began
  • 1966 Art exhibit hosted featuring Hino and Redlands students
  • 1967 San Miguel de Allende became our Sister City
  • 1968 Redlands City Council dedicates a Japanese garden to Redlands-Hino relations
  • 1985 Redlands Terrier High School Band performed at Hino
  • 1989 Student Exchange re-established
  • 1991 Hino embroiders exhibited works at A.K. Smiley Library
  • 1993 Redlands Sister Cities Association was incorporated; Sister City International Tri-Lateral program began; Redlands Soccer Team competed in Hino
  • 1994 Pen pal program between San Miguel de Allende and Redlands students began
  • 1995 Quilt and cut paper art exhibit form Hino displayed; 300 pairs of eye glasses donated to San Miguel de Allende by Redlands Lions Club; facilitated the donation of a wrought iron chandelier for the Redlands Post Office Museum
  • 1996 Two Redlands firefighters participates in the first professional exchange with Hino
  • 1998 Kimberly Elementary School and the First Elementary School of Hino became official sister school; Adult Day Care Center exchange between Redlands and Hino began
  • 1999 Farmers exchange between Hino and Redlands began
  • 2000 Redlands firefighters and high school students visited Hino; Hino students visited Redlands
  • 2002 Redlands high school students visited Hino; Hino students with Hino Mayor and an embroidery group visited Redlands
  • 2003 40 year celebration of Hino Sister City Exchange; an adult delegation visits Hino
  • 2004 Redlands high school students visited Hino; Hino students visit Redlands.
  • 2005 3 Teachers Matt, Jen, and Jillian go to Linli China to teach english for a year.
  • 2007 Redlands high school students visited Hino; Hino students visit Redlands.
  • 2008 Redlands high school students visited Hino; Hino students visit Redlands.
  • 2008 2 Teachers go to Linli China to teach english for a year.