Wednesday, April 2nd 8:00 am – 9:15 am State Capital Building, Rotunda Join us as we celebrate and honor the sister city programs throughout the state and the many volunteers involved with these organizations. Sponsored by State Representatives Paul Learn more
Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister Cities Committee (for August, 2014) – Announcement – ColoradoMongols, a.k.a. the Ulaanbaatar Denver Sister Cities Committee, is pleased to announce its 23rd Sister Cities Delegation Trip to Mongolia. This extraordinary annual excursion immerses U.S. travelers Learn more
The Mongolian Community Association of Colorado extends an invitation to the Annual Naadam Festival and Celebration to all of us. The event is July 14th, starting at 11am and will continue through the afternoon. This year, Naadam will again Learn more
For two days next week, an honored Mongolian Delegation, including the Speaker of the Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia; the Governor of Ulaanbaatar and the Mayor of the Capital City; the Mongolian Ambassador to the United States and other Learn more
Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister Cities Committee 303-832-6173 ANNOUCEMENT (February 1, 2013) The 2013 Ulaanbaatar Denver Sister City Delegation Trip Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar, Middle & South Gobi and Alta Mountains The Ulaanbaatar Denver Sister Cities Committee (one of the ten Sister City Learn more
Arga Bileg Ethno Jazz Band Tues.,Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Schomp Theater 7111 East Montview Blvd. Denver, CO Presented by The Arts Council of Mongolia Denver School of the Arts The Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Denver Denver/ Ulaanbaatar Sister Learn more
This Mongolia and Ulaanbaatar Sister Cities 16-day trip is scheduled to depart August 30th. Mongolia’s Honorary Consul in Denver, Jim Wagenlander, will again help plan and personally lead the trip. Each year we organize a visit with Ulaanbaatar and Learn more
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 5:30 pm – 8:30pm. You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting at UB Cafe, 2740 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014. We will review the activities of 2010, discuss our plans for 2011, and Learn more
The year 2011 marks the 10th anniversary with our Sister City Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. To celebrate this important anniversary three special Sister Cities Delegation adventure trips and several Colorado-Mongolia events are scheduled. The three delegation groups are scheduled for August, 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)