June 2023

2023 marked the 25th Anniversary of Stockton Sister Cities Parma, Italy!

We marked the year with a special visit from Provincia Di Parma Chef Daniele Persegani teaching San Joaquin Delta College’s Culinary students to great success! [more...]

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September 2023

Delegation from Parma visits Stockton

In September we had a delegation of citizens from Parma visit Stockton, lead by Dr. Michele Speroni.  Dr. Speroni has been working with Parma, Italy’s Chair, Diana Lowery, creating successful exchanges for the last 25 years, in sports, film, trade shows, tourism, culinary, law, music, fashion and more.

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September 19, 2023

The Anniversary Activity of “Kindness Can Change The World….And It Costs Nothing” Photo Exhibit

The photo exhibit was an opportunity for residents of both Parma and Stockton to submit photos giving their interpretation of kindness.

Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln and the Stockton City Council proclaimed this special day Stockton, CA/Parma, Italy Sister Cities Day. [more...]

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September 18, 2023

Accord signed between the University of Pacific and the University of Parma

A big day at the University of Pacific! The new accord was signed between the University of Pacific and the University of Parma. This accord recognizes the Stockton Sister Cities Association’s history of establishing the beginning of the first accord between both universities in 1998. The future is bright for more Parma and Stockton’s university exchange projects. A beautiful reception was hosted by the University of Pacific.

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September 2023

Experiencing Local Flavors

The Italian delegation enjoyed a lovely hosted wine tasting, thanks to Oak Farm Vineyards and lunch courtesy of Gian’s Deli.  A beautiful afternoon was shared in our local warm vineyard sun.

Italian music surrounded delegates as they enjoyed the sounds of accordion music.

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September 22, 2023

Celebrating Everything Italian!

The week's activities culminated with an evening under the stars! [more...]

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April 14-16, 2023

Students gathered to attend the annual Khmer New Year Festival at the Wat Dharmararam in Stockton

Tongly Loth and Elly Washington represented Stockton Sister Cities Association, publicizing the 20 year anniversary of the relationship between the cities of  Battambang  and Stockton.

A few of the more than 90 colorful and larger than life  statues found at the Buddhist Temple on Carpenter Road in Stockton.

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June 2022

Parma, Italy Literary/Photography Grant Project 

“Kindness Can Change The World…And It Costs Nothing” project, funded by City of Stockton Cares Act Community Development Block Grant, Stockton Sister Cities Association Parma Projects and Diana Lowery Consulting. [more]

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August 28, 2012

Parma Sister City Park Dedication

Park dedicated to mark sister city bond as Italian delegates visit Stockton. []

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October 14, 2000

Parma Comes To Stockton

As part of a week of activities called “Parma Comes To Stockton” Trade Show, Chair Lowery of the Stockton Sister Cities Association, Provincia di Parma, Teatro Reggio, Parma, the University of Pacific and the Stockton Opera Association worked together presenting an “Evening of Italian Music” at Faye Spanos Theater.

Our Italian Sister City flew, from Parma, two amazing opera singers from Teatro Reggio for the event.

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