Category Archives: 2024

2024/2025 Exchange


  • A selected group of twelve Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from Castlegar and area accompanied by two Group Leaders.


  • Meet the student delegation from Castlegar’s Japanese Sister City, Embetsu.
  • The opportunity of a lifetime to visit Embetsu and touring in Japan.


  • Host a student from Embetsu tentatively August 7-12, 2024
  • Travelling to Japan for 14 days in July 2025


  • To reinforce the relationship of goodwill and understanding between the young people of Castlegar and Embetsu.

Important Dates

  • April 30th, 2024 at 7pm – Information meeting for interested students and their parents at Twin Rivers Elementary School in the Library
  • May 1st, 2024 – Application Packages will be available at City Hall for those who could not attend the student and parent information meeting
  • May 15th, 2024 at 4pm – Deadline for applications to be dropped off at City Hall
  • May 25th, 2024 9am – 12pm – Applicant interviews (accompanied by at least one parent) at Twin Rivers Elementary School
  • Tentatively August 7-12th, 2024 – Host Embetsu students in Castlegar
  • Mid July, 2025 – 2 week trip to Japan