Since 2008, Cleveland has had a sister city relationship with Rouen. Since then, the FACC Ohio and City of Rouen have initiated multiple cultural exchanges, delegations, and economical development visits.
For the 10th anniversary in 2018, we are planning two key events:
- In Cleveland, a Bastille Day celebration on July 14, 2018
- In Rouen, the 100th anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918. It was a ceasefire agreed upon during World War I between the Allies and Germany
Our program is developing nicely, but we need volunteers and donations to make these projects possible. Please consider contacting Executive Director Cedric Le Rouge to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to participate.
On Bastille Day, July 14, 2018, we are planning on a garden party open to the public with food stands presented by chefs from Cleveland and Rouen, the Institut Nationale de la Boulangerie Pâtisserie (INBP), and other local partners.
During the week of July 14, 2018, the Conservatory of Rouen jazz band will hold concerts in partnership with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. There will also be economic and business delegations for professional meetings in partnership with Rouen Normandy Invest (RNI) and the FACC Ohio.
The Ensemble Variances (a musical ensemble from Rouen) will offer five workshops for students in the art therapy and musical composition departments of Baldwin Wallace University. The Ensemble Variances will perform their new opera "The Way of Beauty // Walking in Beauty."
Thank you for the generous support of the following institutions:
We have multiple sponsorship levels available:
These contributions will help the FACC Ohio Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, whose mission is to support the educational and cultural initiatives of FACC Ohio activities between France and Ohio.
We are also taking applications for volunteers to help us with projects.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute.
Our exchange programs will continue, and these projects are in process: