Committee Members & Friends Please join the The Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister Cities Committee End-of-the-Year ColoradoMongols Gathering Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Office of the Honorary Consul of Mongolia 1700 Broadway, Suite 1202 Denver, Colorado 80290 Learn more
Worldwide Festival Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Celebrate the art, crafts, food, dance and cultures of Denver’s ten Sister Cities! Entrance to the daytime fair is free! Learn more
25th Anniversary Denver – Ulaanbaatar Denver Sister Cities and Trade Delegation August 2015 LED BY DENVER MAYOR Michael B. Hancock and HOSTED BY ULAANBAATAR MAYOR E. Bat-Uul Ulaanbaatar only – August 11 – 14 Middle Gobi extension – August Learn more
Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Councilman Albus Brooks, and Denver Sister Cities International for the exciting kick-off of Global Exchange a speaker series for the international business community Global Exchange will offer direct access and introductions to Denver’s twelve Learn more
Join us on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 pm Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres 7:00 Dinner State of the Agency Swearing in of the 2015 Board of Directors Recognition of 2014’s Outstanding Volunteers Keynote: Denver’s International Strategy Learn more
Colorado Gives Day 2014 December 9th Created by Community First Foundation in 2007, ColoradoGives.org makes fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statemwide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Learn more
Arga Bileg Ethno Jazz Band Monday, September 29th 7:00 PM at the Denver School of the Arts in the Concert Hall 7111 E Montview Blvd Purchase tickets HERE DSCI Members $20 Non-members $25 Children/Students $10 Presented by: The Learn more
The Worldwide Festival continues with The Worldwide Gala Sunday, September 7th McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Please join us at our annual fundraiser! We have visiting dignitaries and friends coming from our Sister Cities in Brest, France and Nairobi, Learn more
Worldwide Festival Sunday, September 7th McNichols Building Civic Center Park 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Become a sponsor! Vendor Sign Up Celebrate the art, crafts, food, dance and cultures of Denver’s ten Sister Cities! Entrance to the daytime fair Learn more
- Ulaanbaatar is located in north central Mongolia in a valley along the Tuul River.
- With well over one million residents, it is both the country’s capital and the largest regional city.
- The name ‘Ulaɣan Baɣatur’ literally translates to “red hero” in honor of military leader Damdin Sukhbaatar, whose warriors liberated Mongolia from Chinese occupation in 1921.
- In November of 2001, after a trade mission that took him throughout Asia, former Mayor Webb returned to Denver with the intention of making Ulaanbaatar our tenth sister city.
- For many years prior to the Mayor’s visit, people in Denver and Ulaanbaatar had already been working hard to make this sister city relationship a reality.
- After a resolution was passed by the city council and a visit from the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar to make everything official, Ulaanbaatar became the most recent addition to Denver’s ever-growing family of sister cities.
- One of the most compelling reasons for Denver’s sister city relationship with Ulaanbaatar is the fact that outside of Mongolia itself, Denver is home to one of the largest Mongolian populations in the U.S.
- With this strong relationship and cultural exchange having been in place for many years, an official sister city relationship was the logical progression.
- With so much interest and participants available, this relationship was able to start strong and continue thriving.
- Many festivals and celebrations have been held in order to celebrate Mongolian culture within Denver.
- Visits to Denver by Mongolia’s Prime Minister and then its President caused the recognition of this growing relationship to accelerate.
- Both Mayoral and City Council visits from Ulaanbaatar are happening on an annual basis.
- The Denver-Ulaanbaatar committee also sends a delegation from Denver to Ulaanbaatar annually.
- Today, business is increasingly being conducted between these two cities and numerous Ulaanbaatar/Denver cultural, research, and foundation activities are being carried out.
- The largest of the endeavors between the two cities is the exchange program. Under the Ulaanbaatar committee, four high schools began a series of exchanges that involved both students and teachers in U.S. and Mongolian communities in 2006.
- Today, there are six high schools involved, three in the Ulaanbaatar area and three in the US.
- Representing rural and urban areas, these high schools are situated on the Navajo Nation, Mandalgov, Ulaanbaatar, and Denver, CO.
- The Luby-Jenkins School Pairing Program (named after Nancy Luby, former Chair of the Denver Sister Cities Ulaanbaatar committee, and Walt Jenkins) has brought together students and their teachers to learn through direct educational and personal experiences about different countries’ cultures and people.
For additional information on Denver’s Mongolian community and their upcoming events, visit http://mongoliadenver.org/
CHAIR: Jim Wagenlander (Honorary Consul General of Mongolia)
For information about meetings times and locations please email Aza at aza.altangerel