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Apply for the 2017 Columbus Pesto Championship

In partnership with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, the Columbus Italian Festival will host the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on October 8, 2017 to crown the city’s premiere pesto maker. The winner will represent Columbus and advance to the World Pesto Championship in Genoa, Italy. APPLY TODAY! Ten local contestants will compete during the Columbus[…]

2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

Greater Columbus Sister Cities International Announces 2017 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors

CURITIBA·DRESDEN·HEFEI 2017 Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Ambassadors Selected Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary! A couple years ago we expanded our athlete exchange program to Curitiba,[…]

Marathon Exchange Applications Now Open!

Each year we hold athlete exchanges with some of Columbus’ international sister cities that also have a marathon or half marathon. The longest such exchange has been with Dresden, Germany – this is our sixth-year anniversary!  Are you an athlete who would like to apply to be a Columbus Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden Marathon[…]

Harrison Afful Connects with GCSCI

Greater Columbus Sister Cities President Tim Sword met with Columbus Crew player Harrison Afful last week to talk about Afful’s connection to his home country of Ghana. Afful, who considers himself a cultural ambassador, is interested in pursuing a relationship with GCSCI to promote Ghanian culture to Columbus and connect the Ghanian population of Columbus back[…]

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser August 28, 2016 On Wednesday, August 24, beer flowed, laughs were shared, and funds were raised for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors at Land Grant Brewery for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Happy Hour. The ambassadors (pictured below with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Director Darris Blackford) will[…]

Columbus Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing

Stop by Land Grant Brewing and join Greater Columbus Sister Cities International to celebrate our 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors. 20 percent of all sales will go to the Marathon Exchange and will help cover costs for the runners.  Land Grant Brewery is home to a beautiful tap room just west of downtown Columbus.

You’re Invited! GCAC Welcome Reception for Christoph David

GCAC Welcome Reception for 2016 Artist Exchange Program Participant Christoph David July 12, 2016 You are invited to attend a welcome reception presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to welcome their 2016 Artist Exchange Program participant, Cristoph David. Each year, GCAC welcomes an international artist to the city to work alongside local artists,[…]