Greater Napanee’s Selby was officially twinned with United Kingdom’s Selby during a special meeting of council held on Thursday.
Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester and Selby, UK Mayor Michael Dyson signed a Twinning Agreement between the two communities as part of the Tale of Two Selbys initiative.
In recognition of the shared community history, the Twinning Agreement between the Selbys outlines each community’s mutual commitment to the development of active and meaningful relationships between residents and community organizations to create and sustain a long-term twin town relationship.
Both communities will encourage the involvement of individual citizens and community groups in the twinning relationship to create a strong bond of friendship and foster a mutual understanding in areas such as arts, culture, education, history, sports and business.
Twinning is embraced by more than 1,000 communities throughout the world as a way of fostering world peace and global understanding. The Town of Greater Napanee says it is excited to participate in such a rich tradition with Selby, UK. Greater Napanee residents are encouraged to visit the Town’s website, www.greaternapanee.com, to listen to the Tale of Two Selbys podcast, hosted by Podcasters Tim FitzHigham and John Hastings.